Anyone planning to attend Saturday afternoon’s game between the Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium can expect two things: Brutal weather and minimal points.
According to weather reports, the temperatures in Cleveland are calling for snow showers with a high of approximately 13-degrees. It’ll probably feel even colder than that, however, as winds are currently expected to be between 25 and 34 miles per hour, with the possibility of even stronger gusts.
Here’s how weather.com is describing what they expect to see in Cleveland on Saturday:
“Occasional snow showers. Quite windy. High 13F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.”
This weather forecast, coupled with the incompetence of the Browns and Saints offenses, has caused the over/under point total for this game to drop all the way to 31.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook, with most other bookmakers setting their line in that range.
The game originally opened up with a total of 39, but that number dropped significantly once Saturday’s weather report was released.
Should the total remain at 31.5, it would mark the lowest since October 17, 2004, when the over/under for a game between the Bills and Dolphins in Buffalo was set at 30. The Browns-Saints total of 31.5 is just lower than the 32-point total that was set for a week 17 clash between the Browns and Bengals in 2008.
At the moment, the Saints are averaging just 20.4 points per game, while the Browns are just two points better at 22.4 points per game. Cleveland has struggled to put up points ever since they inserted Deshaun Watson into their lineup, as they have a total of just 23 points over the last two weeks.
Add it all up, and the under is still looking like a pretty good bet, even at 31.5.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.