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NFL Divisional Playoffs: Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs odds and picks

On the whole Kansas City is the team to beat in the 2020 NFL Playoffs.  The Chiefs are prohibitive betting on Super Bowl favorites to repeat as champions.  Of great concern was how Kansas City played with the lightswitch throughout the season.  In many games, the Chiefs would do just enough to get by.  Their board value dropped dramatically with these antics.  As a result, gamblers are less inclined to make overlays on the Chiefs.  Cleveland continues to make history this season.  They won their first playoff game since 1994 Sunday night at Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Information

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV Coverage: CBS

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Odds

Browns +10 (-117) 57 (-110) +390
Chiefs -10 (-103) 57 (-110) -510
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Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Chiefs will draw considerable sportsbook action.  Sharps will at least consider Cleveland based on the big price.  Squares will flock to the defending champion home favorite.

Playoff Brown-out Ends for Cleveland

Last week the Browns won their wild-card game at the Steelers 48-37.  Pittsburgh was a 5-point Super Bowl best bet favorite.  Over the total of 47 paid too.  Cleveland is 12-5 straight up, 7-10 against the spread, and 10-7 over the total.  Overall the Browns rank 14th for scoring offense and 21st for points allowed.

At Pittsburgh, the Browns jumped out to a 28-0 lead and held on the rest of the way.  Quarterback Baker Mayfield had a strong performance. To illustrate, Mayfield threw for 263 yards and 3 touchdowns.  His rating for the game was 92.8.  And then on the defensive side, the Browns intercepted Ben Roethlisberger 4 times.  Cleveland was +5 in turnover margin for the game.

Mayfield had a breakout season in 2020.  To illuminate his QB rating was 95.9 with 26 touchdown passes and 8 interceptions.  Mayfield averaged 7.3 yards per pass.  Namely, Nick Chubb keeps defenses on balance.  Chubb ran for 1067 yards with 5.6 yards per rush and 12 touchdowns in 2020.

Will Chiefs Toy with the Lightswitch Again?

First seed Kansas City was off last week on a well-earned bye week.  The Chiefs enter the playoffs as the Super Bowl betting favorite.  Kansas City is 14-2 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 8-8 over and under.  The Chiefs rank 6th for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed.

Of course, Patrick Mahomes is the most dangerous asset in pro football.  Mahomes threw for a 108.2 rating with 8.1 yards per pass.  He compiled 4740 yards with 38 touchdown passes and 6 interceptions.

Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs Against the Spread

Overall, Cleveland has covered just 12 of their last 33 games.  On the road, the Browns are 6-11 on the board.  And as a dog, the Browns are 4-7 vs. the odds.

In sum, the Browns are 18-15 over the total.  Cleveland is 9-8 to the over in away games.  And as dogs, the Browns are 5-6 under the total.

To summarize the Chiefs are 20-14-1 against the spread.  As chalk, Kansas City is  17-12-1 on the board.  And at Arrowhead the Chiefs are 9-8-1 vs. the odds.

Kansas City is 18-17 over the total in all games.  Specifically, at home, the Chiefs are 11-7 to the over.  And as chalk KC is 15-15 over and under.

Cleveland has covered five of their last seven games with Kansas City.  Three of the last five in this series stayed under.  Specifically, at Arrowhead the Browns have paid in their last three visits.  Two of those three games went over the total.

Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted the Chiefs finished in the red this year.  Kansas City’s status as Super Bowl betting odds favorites has eroded their value.  Mayfield and Chub can keep Cleveland within the number.

Browns at Chiefs CashBet Best Bet:

Cleveland Browns


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