The Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns play Sunday in Cleveland in Week 9. It will be the first NFL start for rookie quarterback Clayton Tune against Cleveland’s No. 1 defense, while Browns QB Deshaun Watson returns to the lineup after recovering from a shoulder injury.
The Cardinals have lost five in a row and are big underdogs in this matchup.
But even if it ends up an ugly loss, you can make the game more interesting with some solid prop bets and win some money.
Below are the best props for the game. Al odds come from BetMGM Sportsbook.
Both teams score 1+ TDs in first half (+155)
The Cardinals come out and begin games well. They have scored a first-half touchdown in seven of their eight games. They have allowed a first-half touchdown in six of their eight games.
This seems like easy money, even against Cleveland’s defense because of their success with early-game offensive scripts.
Jerome Ford 75+ rushing yards (alternate line) (+225)
The Cardinals have allowed a running back to rush for at least 80 yards in six straight games. While Ford only has two games of 75+ yards, going against the Cardinals means production.
Clayton Tune 200+ passing yards (alternate line) (+195)
The Browns have the league’s No. 1 pass defense but if this game gets away early, the Cardinals will get lost of garbage time passing yards. That should get Tune over 200 yards.
Trey McBride OVER 40.5 receiving yards (-115)
McBride has become a major part of the offense. He had 10 catches for 95 yards last week and a touchdown. He has surpassed 40 yards in two of the last three games and would be a common target in garbage time.
Keaontay Ingram 50+ rushing yards (alternate line) (+110)
Ingram gets the start and will be the lead back this week. The Browns allow 4.0 yards per carry and the Cardinals will try to run the ball. Ingram will be the focus.
Clayton Tune anytime TD (+350)
The Cardinals will use Tune’s athleticism. Josh Dobbs had three rushing touchdowns and one in each of the last two weeks. It is not a crazy idea to think that Tune would get into the end zone, especially with that potential payout.