Lions vs. Browns Odds
Cleveland is 3-2 on the season, 2-1 at home and 3-2 against the spread. Detroit is 3-2 overall, 1-2 on the road and 3-2 against the spread. Detroit has won its last two meetings with the Browns.
Trends show that the Lions are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 road games while Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games following a cover and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Detroit is the slight favorite on the road, as they have odds of -1 point at Cleveland on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Lions favored by 3 points. The spread quickly moved its way down to a point. The over/under total opened at 46 points and made the quick fall to 45 points.
Cleveland started the season 0-2 and traded away its top offensive player, but the Browns have since won three straight games, including a 37-24 win over Buffalo at home last Thursday. In the loss, however, Cleveland lost quarterback Brian Hoyer for the season, who helped lead the Browns to the win streak. Brandon Weeden has thrown for 713 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He will take over at quarterback with Hoyer out. The Browns’ defense has been strong this year, holding opponents to just over 300 yards per game while picking up 18 sacks and eight turnovers.
Detroit is coming off a 22-9 loss at Green Bay in which the team was without star receiver Calvin Johnson, who missed the game with a knee injury. Johnson is listed as questionable for this game. The offense is averaging 381.0 yards per game, while the defense is giving up 392.8 yards per contest. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,524 yards and eight touchdowns. The defense has 10 sacks and eight interceptions this season.
In terms of Injuries, Detroit cornerback Chris Houston (hamstring) and tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion) are both questionable for the game. Cleveland fullback Chris Ogbonnaya (head) is doubtful while linebacker Quentin Groves is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Detroit, as the Lions are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -1 point at Cleveland on Sunday.