Cleveland vs Philadelphia prediction for the NFL preseason game on Thursday, August 17th, 2023. Browns vs Eagles betting tips.

The Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to meet on Thursday night in the NFL’s preseason. The Browns are 1-1 through two exhibition games so far. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles enter the game at 0-1. The Browns are underdogs in this game according to the betting odds. They are set at +3.5 with bet365 sportsbook. Our Cleveland vs Philadelphia prediction for the August 17th, 2023 NFL preseason game focuses on Cleveland’s potential as an underdog.

One player that is under the spotlight for Cleveland is Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Cleveland’s website highlighted him as a player to watch for Thursday’s game. “Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been the best QB statistically for the Browns this preseason, leading all quarterbacks in every category,” wrote Doc Louallen, a contributor at the website for the Browns (Aug. 15th, 2023).

Meanwhile, Sean Desai, Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator, is on the record with favorable comments about Philly’s defense. “I thought it was smooth. It is the preseason, so you have so many guys to get ready because we are rotating a lot. The guys heard the calls, they got the calls in, and they were able to echo them” (August 14th, 2023/Owen Boyle).

Cleveland vs Philadelphia Prediction: Browns Wins

Cleveland has also been a good team defensively. When they fell to Washington in Week 1 of the preseason, they allowed just 17 points. Cleveland has been effective when it comes to picking off opposing QBs. That’s part of the reason why they have allowed just 33 points through their first two games of the NFL preseason. With a low-scoring game expected, Cleveland’s takeaway defense looms large in this contest.

Accordingly, Cleveland at +160 on the moneyline is hard to pass up. That is our recommendation for this game, one that starts at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday evening.

Further reading: Carolina vs New York Prediction (Preseason 2023)