Browns vs. Saints: Prediction and odds for Week 16

Browns, Deshaun Watson. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Browns, Deshaun Watson. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns have their final home game of the season in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. Check out the odds for the game as well as a score prediction.

With three wins in their last four games, the Cleveland Browns head into Week 16 with a record of 6-8. It’s not likely they make a run at the playoffs but they could wind up winning out and finishing with a 9-8 record.

For a franchise that hasn’t had a lot of success as of late, finishing on the right side of 500 could be a great sign heading into the offseason. But before we can worry about wins against the Washington Commanders in Week 17 or the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18, the Browns need to take care of the New Orleans Saints in their home finale.

New Orleans is currently 5-9 but just 1-5 on the road. They’re led by Andy Dalton, who is no stranger to playing in cold weather games since he spent nine years with the Cincinnati Bengals. That could be helpful for the Saints since this one is expected to be around 12 degrees with snowfall (as of Monday Night).

But will that be enough for New Orleans to win on the road? Let’s dive into the odds and then answer that question.

Browns vs. Saints Odds Week 16

Cleveland is favored for the second week in a row, this time at -3 and with a Moneyline of -162. For the Saints, their Moneyline is +136 and the over/under is 31.5 — meaning the oddsmakers are expecting yet another low-scoring game in the cold weather.

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Browns vs. Saints Prediction Week 16

New Orleans really hasn’t been very good this season. They won against Atlanta 21-19 last week but were again uninspiring. The one positive they’ll likely have in this game will be a warm welcome from the fans for Jarvis Landry, who returns for the first time since his departure this offseason.

Cleveland has been looking better each week with Deshaun Watson under center‚and that should continue against the Saints — who were one of the teams trying to land him. The score stays under 31.5 but Watson has two touchdowns and no picks.

Prediction: Brown 20, Saints 10