Chargers vs. Browns Week 8 Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Chargers are 1-point favorites over the Browns, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44 points. San Diego is 3-3 overall and 2-1 on the road, while Cleveland is 1-6 overall and 1-2 at home.
Line Movement: The Browns opened as a 2.5-point underdog but the spread has been bet down to 1 at most books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 46 but the spread has been bet down two full points to 44.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 86% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Chargers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take San Diego. According to latest NFL trends, San Diego is 9-1 ATS after playing Denver. Cleveland is 1-5-1 ATS L7 in October and 4-9-2 ATS L15 at home. San Diego takes on a Cleveland team that has a very good rookie running back in Trent Richardson, but still ranks 30th in the NFL in rushing (79.1ypg). Their defense is an even bigger issue, especially against the pass (276.9ypg). Phillip Rivers should bounce back this week against Cleveland. The Chargers are coming off a bye after blowing a 24-0 lead against Denver, before losing 35-24. Rivers had four picks in that game but expect the Chargers to try and establish the run with Ryan Mathews while stopping Cleveland’s run on the other end. The Chargers do have the number one ground attack defense in the NFL (71.2ypg).
2012 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS –1