|NFL Week 16 Picks: Browns vs. Broncos Predictions, Odds & Preview|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 23 December 2012 13:00|
Browns vs. Broncos Prediction
DENVER, CO (ATS Consultants) – If the Denver Broncos want to hold off the New England Patriots for the No. 2 spot in the AFC playoff picture they’ll need to beat the Cleveland Browns today at 4:05PM ET. But will they?
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Broncos are 13.5-point favorites versus the Browns, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44.5. Cleveland enters the week with a 5-9 overall record and is 1-5 on the road this season, while Denver is 11-3 overall and 5-1 at home.
Line Movement: The Broncos opened as a 13-point favorite but the line has been bet up a half point to 13.5. As for the total, it opened at 44.5 and has stayed at that number throughout the week, although some books list the over/under at 44.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 75% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Broncos. 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 Cleveland. According to latest NFL trends, Cleveland is 9-3 ATS L12 on grass and 7-0 ATS L7 following an ATS loss. The Broncos are looking for that number two seed, but will need a New England loss and a win here to do so. Denver has played well at home, but they have dominated. They won their last two over Tampa Bay and San Diego but didn't cover. Cleveland didn't look sharp last week against Washington at home, but they covered two of their last three and have been very competitive overall. The Cleveland defense, led by CB Joe Haden, should be able to match up with WRs Eric Decker and Demaryrius Thomas.
2012 NFL FREE PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS +13.5