Cleveland Browns Open As Road Favorites For Just 10th Time In 15 Years


BrownsThe Week 7 NFL schedule is top heavy with nine early games, three late games and “Sunday Night Football.” The biggest line movement in the early action includes Cleveland-Jacksonville and Minnesota-Buffalo.

The Browns opened as field-goal favorites, but that line has climbed to as high as Cleveland -6 at sportsbooks monitored by This game marks just the 10th time the Browns have been road favorites in post-1999 franchise history. They are 7-1-1 against the spread and 8-1 straight up in the previous games.

The Bills opened as 3.5-point favorites and have climbed to anywhere from 5.5-point to 7-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by The Vikings are 1-3 ATS in their last four games as road underdogs and 1-10-1 SU in their last 12 road games.

The closest spreads of the weekend include New Orleans-Detroit and Cincinnati-Indianapolis. The Lions are 2.5-point favorites and face a Saints team that is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games. The OddsShark Computer predicts a close one, with the Lions winning SU, but losing ATS, 23-21.

The Colts are field-goal home favorites against the Bengals. The Colts are 6-1 ATS in their last seven, while the Bengals are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. This game also features the highest point total of the day, set at 50. The total has gone OVER in eight of the last 12 meetings between these teams. The computer predicts a close one, with Indianapolis winning 33-32.

The OddsShark Computer sees two potential road blowouts involving NFC West teams. The computer predicts the Seattle Seahawks will defeat the St. Louis Rams 30-14, and the Arizona Cardinals will defeat the Oakland Raiders 27-11. The Seahawks are touchdown favorites and are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. The Cardinals are between 3.5-point and 4-point favorites, and are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games.

Sunday closes with Denver as a touchdown home favorite against San Francisco. Both teams have scuffled against the spread this season, with the Broncos at 2-3 and the 49ers at 3-3. The 49ers are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 road games, but they head into this game potentially missing two starting offensive linemen (Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis), three of their linebackers (Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith), and two defensive backs (Jimmie Ward, Tramaine Brock).

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