The Cleveland Browns (1-1) host the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) on Sunday Night Football here in Week 3. Kickoff is set for 8:30 PM EST on September 22nd at FirstEnergy Stadium and the game will be broadcast on NBC.

Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Rams listed as 3-point road favorites. That line has hasn’t changed at all after early betting, as Los Angeles is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 50.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 3 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.

Browns vs Rams Game Odds & Betting Preview

Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles remained undefeated to start the year after beating New Orleans 27-9 at home and moving to 2-0 overall. The Rams were certainly aided by the fact that Drew Brees injured his hand in the first quarter, as Teddy Bridgewater struggled to get the Saints offense rolling the rest of the game. QB Jared Goff had a somewhat average outing, going 19/28 for 283 yards and a touchdown. Todd Gurley showed a glimpse of his former dominant self on the ground, finding the end zone once and rushing for 61 yards. WR Cooper Kupp had a monster outing in his first game back from injury, catching five passes for 120 yards. As a whole, the offense gained 400 total yards and scored three touchdowns.

The Rams defense had a much better outing in Week 2, holding New Orleans to just over 250 yards of total offense and no touchdowns. Los Angeles really did a great job against Alvin Kamara, limiting the shifty running back to only 45 yards on 13 carries.

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland got back to .500 on the season overall in Week 2, beating the New York Jets 23-3 on Monday Night Football. The Browns were dominant on both sides of the ball pretty much all game, as the Jets had to deal with having to turn to their third string quarterback after Trevor Siemian suffered a bad leg injury. QB Baker Mayfield played pretty well, going 19/35 for 325 yards and a touchdown. The star of the game for Cleveland on offense was clearly Odell Beckham Jr. as he exploded for 161 yards and a touchdown on just six receptions. RB Nick Chubb churned out 62 yards and added another touchdown against a tough Jets defensive line. Overall, the Browns gained 395 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns in the victory.

The Browns defense was fantastic on Monday night, holding the Jets to just a field goal all game long. They also didn’t allow Le’Veon Bell to really get going on the ground, as he averaged only 3.2 yards per carry. However, at least a decent portion of their success was likely due to the fact that Luke Falk was forced to play over a full half at quarterback.

Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Los Angeles -3

I’m actually quite surprised that the Rams are only favored by a field goal in this matchup, as they have been pretty impressive so far this year despite a bit of a Week 1 scare against Carolina. Cleveland looked better against the Jets on Monday after getting embarrassed in Week 1 by Tennessee, but I’m still not 100% sold on this Browns defense as I’m uncertain about how they will hold up against more talented quarterbacks. In other words, it seems a bit presumptuous to get overly excited about the fact that they held Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk to just a field goal after giving up 40+ points to the Titans to open the season.

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It is also worth noting that Los Angeles has owned the Browns as of late, going a very impressive 4-1 against the spread over their last five meetings. The Rams are also a very solid 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. While Nick Chubb, Baker Mayfield, and Odell Beckham Jr. should be able to find some success against a Rams defense that gave up 27 points to Carolina in Week 1, I think that Goff will find a way to close this game out down the stretch. As long as this spread stays around -3, I’m all over Los Angeles in this particular spot. I’ll lay the field goal and side with the road favorite that has yet to lose a game so far this season after making it to the Super Bowl in 2018-19. Give me the Rams!