Browns at Bears Preview
The Cleveland Browns still have to decide on a quarterback and hope their game with the Chicago Bears on Thursday night can help them choose between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson.
Thanks to their 17-third quarter points, the Browns beat the Titans 23-17 last week to cover a pick’em game. The total was set at 38, so the over covered.
Jay Cutler and the Bears went into a hostile environment in Denver last week and beat the Broncos 27-17. Chicago was a 1.5-point underdog, so they earned a cover while the over 39.5 posted.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made the Bears 3-point favorites over the Browns on Thursday. The over/under total has been established at 36.
New head coach Eric Mangini has yet to decide between Quinn and Anderson at quarterback, although the former Notre Dame first round pick appears to have the edge. Expect both Quinn and Anderson to split plenty of snaps, which could give Cleveland an edge over a Chicago team that will rest its starters.
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CHICAGO is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1993.
Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 1-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 1-1 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Teams have not released an official injury report.
2009 NFL Preseason Week 4: Browns at Bears Odds & Over/Under Totals
Cleveland Browns +3 (-135) Over 36
Chicago Bears –3 (+115) Under 36
Posted: 9/2/09 11:34PM ET