Cleveland Browns At San Francisco 49ers: Monday Night Football Week 5 TV Schedule Odds And Picks
Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season ends this evening when the San Francisco 49ers host the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. It’s an intriguing matchup between two up-and-coming organizations that each aspire to end their respective postseason droughts this year. The Browns are going on 16 years without a playoff appearance, by far the longest active streak in the league, while the Niners haven’t returned to the postseason since their run to the 2013 NFC Championship Game, the fourth longest active stretch. Cleveland was one of the most hyped teams coming into the year, but an up-and-down start has left them at 2-2 coming into this primetime affair and desperate for a win to get above .500. San Francisco is in much better shape after winning its first three contests—the club was on a bye last week—and is the only organization aside from the New England Patriots to still boast an unblemished record.
Oddsmakers like the 49ers to remain unbeaten through Week 5, installing them as a five-point favorites for this Monday Night Football clash. That line has shifted a point off the opening mark of SF -4 due to an influx of sharp money on the home team. The public prefers the Browns as an underdog, however, evidenced by 60% of the total bets against the spread on their side. Cleveland has had success on the road during the 2019 NFL season—winning and covering in both away contests so far—which, coupled with San Francisco going 0-1 ATS at home this year, may be a reason for this trend. The money is a bit more equally split, with the Browns drawing only 52% of the handle, indicating that the larger wagers are coming in on the Niners.
The total for the Week 5 closer has remained relatively stable, moving up just a half-point from the opening number of 47 points. There public will be rooting for a high-scoring Monday Night Football game, as more than two-thirds of tickets (67%) and nearly three-fourths of the money wagered (74%) is on the over. Keep in mind that both of Cleveland’s previous primetime games during the 2019 NFL season have gone under the total and San Francisco’s lone home game also went under.
Will the 49ers extend their winning streak through their first nationally televised appearance of the year, or will the Browns play spoiler and pull off an upset as a sizable underdog? Those seeking an answer to those questions can find one courtesy of pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com, who is back with another pick against the spread for readers. Before seeing which team the Vegas expert is predicting to win tonight, take a look at the full schedule, start time, TV channel, live streaming website and updated odds for Monday Night Football. There are also key betting trends, a final injury report, quotes from the coaches and more to help you make a winning pick to cap off Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season.