Preseason Betting Tips for Washington Commanders vs. Cleveland Browns
- Bankroll Management: This is preseason football, and the variance can be crazy. There’s no point in blowing your Ohio NFL betting bankroll during the preseason; money management is the key. I suggest setting aside a certain amount of money you aren’t afraid to lose and never wager more than five percent of that money on any one betting market.
- Line Shopping: This is a must for Ohio bettors. Because preseason betting lines move rather quickly, and not every bookmaker moves their betting lines at the same time. In order to take advantage of a slower-moving line, the serious sports bettor will have active betting accounts in as many Ohio sportsbooks as possible.
- Research Matters: Preseason football can be unpredictable, but value can be gained by doing some research. I suggest following the Commanders and Browns beat writers on X, formerly Twitter. For up-to-date injury information, you should also follow the teams’ social media accounts and listen to the coach’s daily press conferences.
Phil’s Preseason Game Notes for Washington Commanders vs. Cleveland Browns
Researching NFL preseason contests can be daunting, so I’ve compiled some of my notes to get you started for Friday night’s contest.
Washington Commanders Notes
Washington is playing its first preseason game under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, and we’ll likely see all three of the Commanders QBs in action. Sam Howell is the top QB on the depth chart and will likely play a couple of series at most.
Backup Jacoby Brissette has been taking first-team reps, so expect to see Brissette and Jake Fromm taking most of the snaps behind center.
Washington Commanders Injuries
- TE Logan Thomas: Calf injury suffered during practice with Baltimore Ravens.
- WR Curtis Samuel left practice Monday with some stiffness in his groin. The team plans to go slowly with him, and he likely won’t play Friday.
The Commanders’ defense is loaded, but they have some battles for roster spots. Washington chose cornerback Emanuel Forbes with the 16th pick of the first round, and we can expect him, as well as free agent signee Cody Barton, to see extended playing time and look to make big plays.
Cleveland Browns Notes
This is the second preseason game for Cleveland. Starting QB Deshaun Watson didn’t play against the New York Jets last week, but he’s expected to play with the rest of the first-team offense. Look for Watson and the rest of the first-team offense to play at least two series’ on Friday, with rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson getting some extended playing time.
Cleveland Browns Injuries
- DE Alex Wright: Out Friday with a knee injury.
- DE Isaiah Thomas: Out Friday with a knee injury.
- RB Jerome Ford: Injured his leg Monday. The Browns No. 2 on the depth chart has an unclear status for Friday.
The Browns’ defense has some holes due to injuries they are trying to fill. Look for the starters to play a series of two and turn the game over to their rookies’ line DE Isaiah McGuire and free agents like DE Charles Wiley to get extra reps Friday night.