Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 5 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns play on Sunday in a game on the NFL Week 5 schedule.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 5 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST on CBS.

The Chargers are a 3.5-point favorite in the game.

NFL Week 5 picks, predictions:

The Arizona Republic: Chargers 24, Browns 21

Jeremy Cluff writes: "We think the Chargers go back on track against the Texans last week, but it was just the Texans." Take the under in Chargers vs. Browns game

Bill Speros writes: "Two perpetual underachieving teams collide in what has all the ingredients of a 10-10 tie. The Chargers remain frozen in mediocrity while the Browns are merely trying to remain viable and above water during the Deshaun Watson suspension. Grab the under for your NFL Week 5 best bets."

NFL Week 5 odds:

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ESPN: Chargers have a 57% win probability

The site's Football Power Index gives the Browns a 42.5% chance to win the NFL Week 5 game.

Draft Kings: Go with the Chargers to cover vs. Browns

It writes: "The Browns playing at home makes this game an intriguing matchup, but at the end of the day overall talent should win out here. The key advantage working in the Chargers’ favor is having Justin Herbert under center and with the line discrepancy between these two less than a field goal one can be more confident in Herbert leading Los Angeles to a close win. Cleveland’s defense is ranked 17th against the pass, and as long as the Chargers play through Herbert in the pocket they should outmatch Cleveland’s chances of countering with Jacoby Brissett."

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Sports Betting Dime: Browns 33.1, Chargers 21.2

The site's formula predicts that the Browns will get the victory on Sunday.

Fan Duel: Chargers 28, Browns 24

Devon Platana writes: "Both the Chargers and Browns haven't exactly met expectations this season, especially as far as defense is considered. Los Angeles is allowing 27.0 points per game (No. 30) while Cleveland is surrendering 23.8 PPG (No. 19). With both sides dealing with significant injuries to key defenders like Myles Garrett and Joey Bosa, this might come down to which offense steps up more. I do trust Justin Herbert more to lead the Chargers to victory over Jacoby Brissett. While the Browns QB hasn't been bad, Herbert has already thrown for 400 more yards and four more touchdowns than him. Defensive injuries should make this one relatively close, however, Herbert and the Chargers should prevail in the end."

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