Saints vs Browns Prediction and Odds for Week 16

Cleveland Browns v New Orleans Saints
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The New Orleans Saints have five wins on the year and now head to Cleveland for a date with the six-win Browns. It's Deshaun Watson's fourth game back and the Saints are, of course, the only team who had to face Watson from the NFC South.

Watson hasn't looked great but he also hadn't played football in over 700 days before returning in Week 12. Saints fans will be interested to see how he does against them considering they were in the running to acquire him at one point (and truthfully, I'm glad they didn't).

Both teams haven't had the kind of season they were hoping for but New Orleans is still mathematically alive in the NFC South race even with five wins. If they win this week and the Bucs lose, they could still win the division. It's crazy but that's why we love the NFL.

Saints vs Browns Odds Week 16

BetMGM has the Browns as 3-point favorites at home, meaning if the Saints were at home for this one, they'd be 3-point favorites. The moneylines are +135 for New Orleans and -175 for Cleveland and the over/under is set at 33.5 points. Vegas clearly doesn't think the football will be flying in this game.

Saints vs Browns Prediction Week 16

What scares me about the Browns is that they're able to really take advantage when they get the lead due to their rushing attack. Nick Chubb is one of the best running backs in the league so if the Browns take an early 7-0 lead over the Saints, with how bad NOLA has been at stopping the run, I don't see them having an answer for Chubb.

Cleveland will win this game but it'll be pretty low-scoring. Let's go with a 20-10 Browns victory.

Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change