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Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns Tips - Browns to win by 1-13 points

  • NFL Week 2 game will take place at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday (18:00 BST)
  • The Texans lost to the Jaguars 37-21 at home in their season opener
  • The Browns lost at Kansas City 33-29 on opening week
  • Cleveland beat Houston 10-7 at home last season to halt a 5-game skid in the series
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The Browns are determined to bounce back at home against the Texans. (Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
It’s still early days, but the Texans mightn’t be as bad as we all thought.

Thanks to a big day from Mark Ingram and three turnovers forced by the defence, Houston opened the season with an impressive blowout win over the Jaguars last week in the absence of Deshaun Watson.

Unfortunately, that performance hasn’t been enough to sway oddsmakers as the Texans find themselves as the double-digit dog on the road this week in Cleveland.

If it wasn’t for turnovers and Patrick Mahomes, the Browns probably would have pulled off the upset last week at Arrowhead over the Chiefs – a performance Kevin Stefanski will be hoping his side can build on moving forward.

On the plus side, Nick Chubb looked unstoppable on the ground, while the defence also managed to hold the Chiefs to just 10 points in the first half.


As far as this one goes, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Texans hang around early, but with no Mahomes magic to worry about, it’s hard to imagine Houston putting up points against the Browns defence for very long.

Best Bet: Browns by 1-13 points Winning Margin @7/5 at Hollywood bets - 1 Unit
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