The Cleveland Browns play against the Houston Texans in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL Season. Here’s a look at the betting info and a prediction for the game.
The Cleveland Browns suffered a heartbreaking loss in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs but they proved in that defeat that they can go toe-to-toe with anyone and have a chance to win. The cards weren’t in their favor on Sunday but the season is a marathon, not a sprint.
That means they need to learn from the mistakes and get better moving forward. Thankfully, they have an opponent coming to their turf this time, which could help them if the game gets tight.
However, the oddsmakers don’t really seem to think this one will be tight. Instead, they have Cleveland heavily favored as they play their first home game at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Houston Texans.
Browns vs. Texans Odds Week 2
The Week 1 betting odds on WynnBET have the Browns coming in as huge favorites with a 13.0 spread. The money line is -660 for Cleveland and +470 for Houston. Over and under early this week is 48. (Updated odds as of Sept. 18).
Browns vs. Texans Prediction Week 2
Houston won easily in Week 1 but they were playing the Jacksonville Jaguars who are a mess right now — heck, there were reports Urban Meyer lost that locker room before their first game even. Still, Cleveland needs to be careful not to overlook this team.
One good thing is, they know the opposing quarterback well. Tyrod Taylor was the starter at the beginning of the 2018 season before Baker Mayfield came in during a Week 3 game and took the job for good.
Taylor will be out for revenge but Cleveland should be able to run away with this one. And by run away, I mean Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt will both have plenty of yardage en route to a 34-17 win.