Browns vs. Bucs Preseason Pick
In the two teams' dress rehearsal tonight at 8:00PM ET, will the Bucs cover as a slight home favorite versus the Browns?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Buccaneers are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Browns while the over/under for tonight's game currently sits at 42 points. Both the side and total have moved off their original numbers, as Tampa Bay opened at -4 before the line was bet down, and the total went from 41.5 up to 42.
Even though the team fell 24-13, Robert Griffin III looked great for the Browns last Thursday night in a loss to the Falcons. He threw two touchdown passes on the night, completing 6-of-8 passes for 96 yards. He also was the team's leading rusher, running three times for 36 with a long of 22 yards. Terrelle Pryor continued his strong play this summer as well, catching a 50-yard touchdown pass from RGIII in the first half.
The Buccaneers beat the Jaguars 27-21 last Saturday in Jacksonville. Second-year quarterback Jameis Winston wasn't sharp from a completion standpoint, completing 3-of-10 passes for 28 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Mike Glennon fared better, completing 11-of-19 passes for 120 yards with a touchdown and zero picks.
OUR PICK: Both of these offenses should be decent this year, with Winston having a better grasp of the offense and putting in great work this offseason, and RGIII looking sharp now that he's out of Washington. Hue Jackson is coaxing strong play out of Griffin, who has something to prove after riding the bench last season with the Redskins. With this being the dress rehearsal game for both teams, look for both offenses to shine, which means taking a flier on the over.
2016 NFL PRESEASON PICK: BROWNS/BUCS OVER 42