- The Philadelphia Eagles are 3.5-point home favorites over the Cleveland Browns in their NFL Preseason game slated for Thursday, August 17
- Both Cleveland (1-1) and Philadelphia (0-1) are coming off losses last week
- The Eagles are 5-1 straight up in preseason play against the Browns since 1999. Read on for our Browns vs Eagles picks for the game here
The Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) and Cleveland Browns (1-1) will both be looking to rebound from losses as they clash in Week 2 of the NFL Preseason. Which is the best bet? Get our Browns vs Eagles prediction here.
Philadelphia fell 20-19 on the road to the NFL Preseason juggernaut that is the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns were toppled 17-15 at home by the Washington Commanders.
Oddsmakers are setting the reigning NFC champion Eagles as the team to beat in this game. The NFL odds have Philadelphia set as 3.5-point road favorites over Cleveland. All-time, the Eagles are 5-1 straight up when facing Cleveland in NFL preseason play since 1999.
Browns vs Eagles Odds
|Cleveland Browns||+160||+3.5 (-110)||Over 37.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-190||-3.5 (-110)||Under 37.5 (-110)|
Philadelphia is being given an implied win probability of 60.6%. However, 56% of bets on the spread are backing Cleveland at +3.5 points. The total is set at 37.5 points. Four of the last six Eagles vs Browns NFL preseason games went over that total, including last year’s 21-20 Eagles triumph.
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How to Watch Browns vs Eagles
Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm ET on Thursday, August 17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The game is being broadcast live on the NFL Network.
There will be a sense of familiarity to the proceedings. Cleveland and Philadelphia held joint practices on Monday and Tuesday and things got a little chippy.
Sirianni Undecided On How Long Eagles Starters Will Play
Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni was avoiding the question when queried as to how much playing time he’ll be giving his starters in Week 2. He insists that’s a decision he’s still seeking to make.
One player worth watching in NFL props for this game could be Eagles running back Rashaad Penny. He was signed to replace Miles Sanders. Against the Ravens, Penny carried the ball nine times for 34 yards.
What a run by Rashaad Penny. The Eagles RB’s are looking good. pic.twitter.com/1V5bT7bbSo
— Brenden Deeg (@BrendenDeeg_) August 13, 2023
Tanner McKee saw the majority of snaps at QB facing Baltimore, but second-stringer Marcus Mariota, a veteran NFL starter, went 7-for-11 for 56 yards. Starting QB Jalen Hurts didn’t play at all.
Among those on the injury list for the Eagles are left guard Landon Dickerson (foot), linebackers Haason Reddick (thumb) and Patrick Johnson (ankle), and wide receivers Britain Covey (hamstring) and Quez Watkins (hamstring).
Thompson-Robinson Balling for Browns
Battling for a job, rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson continues to be a big story for Cleveland. He’ll get the start facing Philly.
Against Washington he was completing 9 of 10 passes for 102 yards and a TD, finishing with a 102 passer rating. In the Hall of Fame Game, Thompson-Robinson went 8-for-11 for 82 yards and one touchdown. He also carried the ball six times for 36 yards.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 15, 2023
Most, if not all of Cleveland’s starters aren’t expected to play in this game. It will be interesting to see if the Cleveland backups on defense can handle Philly’s potent run game. The Browns defense was 32nd at stopping the run last season and ranked 31st in yards allowed before contact.
All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett (foot) is on Cleveland’s injury list.
Browns vs Eagles Prediction
The Eagles won last year’s game by a point at Cleveland, but they’ve won and covered a 3.5-point spread in all three NFL Preseason games played at Philadelphia between these two teams since Cleveland re-entered the league in 1999. That includes a 5-0 victory in the last meeting between the two teams at Philly in 2018.
However, the Eagles are 1-7-1 SU in their last nine NFL Preseason games. Perhaps the best news for the Browns is that they’re on the road. Cleveland has dropped three in a row at home during preseason play.
Philly came ever so close to ending Baltimore’s NFL-record 25-game preseason win streak. The Eagles are the deeper club and in preseason action, when subs see significant playing time, that’s a difference maker.
Browns vs Eagles Picks: Philadelphia Eagles -3.5 (-110)