2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 5 Odds: Bills vs. Browns Print
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Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:30
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Bills vs. Browns Odds

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CLEVELAND, OH (The Spread) – The fifth week of the NFL season gets started tonight when the Cleveland Browns host the Buffalo Bills at 8:25PM ET on the NFL Network.

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Cleveland is 2-2 on the season, 1-1 at home and 2-2 against the spread. Buffalo is 2-2 overall, 0-1 on the road and 3-1 against the spread. Buffalo has won two straight against Cleveland, covering the spread in both wins.

Trends show that the Bills are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games while Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games following a cover. The two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Browns are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -3.5 points against the Bills on Thursday. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 40.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Browns as a 3-point favorite. The spread hit a peak of 4.5 points before falling back to Cleveland -3.5. The over/under total opened at 41 points and held strong there before falling back to 40.5.

Cleveland started the season 0-2, then traded away Trent Richardson. Despite that seemingly making the team worse, Cleveland has since won two straight, including a 17-6 win over Cincinnati last week. The Browns have been led by their defense, which is allowing just 281.5 yards per game. Desmond Bryant is leading the defense with 3.5 sacks. Brian Hoyer has sparked the offense. He has thrown for 590 yards and five touchdowns over the last two games. Tight end Jordan Cameron has been a big help as well. Cameron has caught 30 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Buffalo is 2-2 following a 23-20 win over Baltimore last week. The Bills have been in close games each week, losing their two games by a combined 9 points, and winning their two games by a combined 4 points. The Bills are giving up a lot of yards, allowing 399.3 yards per game, but the offense is also posting 350 yards per game. Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel has thrown for 856 yards and five touchdowns. C.J. Spiller has rushed for 230 yards, but he is questionable for Thursday’s game with an ankle injury. Mario Williams is leading the Buffalo defense with 5.5 sacks, while Kiko Alonso has four interceptions.

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In terms of Injuries, Buffalo safety Aaron Williams (back) and center Doug Legursky (leg) are questionable for the game. Cleveland linebacker Jabaal Sheard (knee) is doubtful for Thursday’s game.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bills, as Buffalo is getting 52% of the wagers with odds of +3.5 points at Cleveland on Thursday night.

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