Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 Prediction and Odds
Fans are set for a Christmas eve cracker in the upcoming Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22, as New Orleans comes up against Cleveland at the FirstEnergy stadium, with both teams trying to improve their negative records so far this season.
Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 Preview Games and History
This series goes back a long way and, for the most part, has favored the Browns much more than the Saints.
They first came up against one another in 196 when the Browns obliterated the Saints 42-7. However, it would be years before New Orleans got a look in on the series, with the Browns winning the first eight matchups. The streak was barely broken in 1984 when the Saints scraped by on a 16-14 victory that would become a 3-game winning streak in the series. Outside of that run, they’ve never won consecutive games against the Saints.
However, this situation could change this season in Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22. Let’s take a closer look.
Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 Odds and Statistics
New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns have never played each other in the postseason. The Saints did get a rare victory in their most recent game, though, edging a 21-18 victory in 2018.
This still leaves them far behind on the overall record, which the Browns lead 13-5-0. However, the Browns are also comfortably ahead on the total points scored at 415-311.
Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
The Saints’ record slipped below 0.500 and currently sits at an underwhelming 4-9.
This is no thanks to their terrible turnover ratio, the blame for which can be equally spread between defense and offense. However, the impact this has had on the team’s ability to get up the pitch has been clear in most games this season, and will need to start looking better soon if the team is to have any meaningful impact next year.
Especially disappointing was the Saints’ loss to the Bucs, where it looked like their defense had finally got their game together, only to collapse again in the final quarter to have victory snatched from their hands.
The postseason is out of reach at this point, and the main focus will be on preparing for next season and working out what’s gone well in 2022 and mainly what’s gone wrong.
The Browns could still be pushing for a positive overall record here, although fans won’t be happy with the 5-8 score that the team has limped to so far.
They will be happy with the team’s rushing game over the last few months, though, which is up there with the best in the league. That attack still has the glaring inconsistency that was always likely with the return of Deshaun Watson, though. The QB has effectively been out of the game for almost two years, and he’s starting from scratch as everyone else is in full swing.
Luckily, the defense knows how to hold its own, so Watson has some time to find his stride again, but Cleveland will expect him to get back up to speed quickly so they can start to see the team’s full potential.
Since the team is unlikely to make the post-season, the QB problem at least gives Cleveland something to focus on developing before the season’s end.
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For week 17, we also bring you these two team’s upcoming games: Browns vs. Commanders and Saints vs. Eagles.
Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 Prediction
This Saints vs. Browns 12/24/22 will be a close one. But there’s more reason to believe that the Browns will improve week after week. The Saints won’t be too far behind. But their deflating loss to the Bucs will see them in even worse shape for this matchup and, therefore, likely to lose.
As such, our money is on the Browns being in better form and taking the win when these two sides match up.
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