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Browns open as underdogs on the road to the Texans

We’ll see how much the Texans’ QB uncertainty impacts the line during the week.

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The Cleveland Browns opened as early 2.5-point underdogs to the Houston Texans ahead of their Week 16 match-up, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under on the game is currently 42.

The Browns (9-5) are coming off of a crazy 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears. Injuries continued to pile up for Cleveland, with the latest one being LG Joel Bitonio exiting early. The Bears’ offense couldn’t do much, but QB Joe Flacco basically threw two pick sixes to amount for Chicago’s points. Down 17-7 in the fourth quarter, though, Flacco threw for over 200 yards in leading the comeback in Kardiac Kid-like fashion.

The Texans (7-6) are coming off of a 19-16 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans. Exciting rookie QB C.J. Stroud was out with a concussion, but veteran QB Case Keenum led the comeback for Houston, a big win to keep them in the playoff hunt. It is not yet known whether Stroud will be cleared from the concussion protocol to face the Browns in Week 16, and a ruling on his status could impact the line significantly throughout the week.

The over/under for the game is 42.

What odds would you take if you were placing a bet?