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A pair of teams hanging on by a thread in the NFL playoff picture will collide on Saturday on CBS and Paramount+ as the New Orleans Saints (5-9) visit the Cleveland Browns (6-8). Despite the worse record, the Saints have a better probability of making the postseason since they are just one game back of the division-leading Buccaneers in the NFC South. Meanwhile, Cleveland will have to wait another year to win its first divisional crown since 1989, and the Browns are two games back of the last wild card spot in the AFC. A Browns loss would eliminate Cleveland from postseason contention.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. The latest Browns vs. Saints odds from Caesars Sportsbook have Cleveland as three-point home favorites, while the over/under of 32 is the lowest of any NFL game since 2008. You can stream the game in select markets on Paramount+, and you can get your first year for 50% off when you use promo code ALLYEAR from now until 12/31.
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Before tuning into Saturday’s Browns vs. Saints game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 16 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 157-113 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Saints vs. Browns, the model is backing Cleveland (-2.5) to cover. The Browns have quietly fielded one of the league’s best defenses over the last month, which has coincided with them winning three of their last four games. The team has allowed just 14.3 points per game over this stretch, the second-fewest in the NFL during this span. Cleveland has forced seven total turnovers over the last three games after totaling just eight takeaways over its first 11 games.
Speaking of turnovers, no team has been on the losing end of that battle more so than New Orleans. By having the fewest takeaways (10) and the third-most giveaways (22), the Saints’ minus-12 turnover differential is the worst in the league.
Ugly weather conditions are expected on Christmas Eve in Cleveland, and that plays into the Browns’ favor. Double-digit winds should take the ball out of the quarterbacks’ hands, as both teams will likely rely on the ground. Cleveland boasts a top-five rushing attack, led by Nick Chubb, and the model sees him powering Cleveland to a victory by more than a field goal. Thus, Cleveland covers in over 50% of simulations. You may be able to stream the game here.
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