Lions vs. Browns Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Detroit is favored at home, as the Lions are getting odds of -11 points against the Browns. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 43.5 points. Detroit has won six of its last seven meetings with the Browns and the two have hit the over in five of their last six encounters. The public betting in this one has the Lions getting 56 percent of the wagers at home. Sunday’s game takes place at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The game will air live on CBS.
The Browns are coming off a 33-16 loss to the Vikings two weeks ago before their bye week. Cleveland is now 0-8 on the season with a 5-3 mark with the under. The Browns have been a mess on offense, averaging just 14.9 points and 317.9 yards per game this season. DeShone Kizer has thrown for 1,144 yards and three touchdowns, but has 11 interceptions. Kevin Hogan has been injury and could be available for this game, but he has four TD passes with 5 INTs this year. Isaiah Crowell is the leading rusher with 351 yards and a score while Duke Johnson Jr. is the leading receiver with 36 catches for 324 yards. Johnson is questionable for Sunday’s game due to a concussion. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 25.3 points and 326.1 yards per game.
The Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 30-17 win at Green Bay on Monday. Detroit is now 4-4 overall and 5-3 with the over. Detroit is averaging 25.8 points and 356.4 yards per game on offense this year. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 2,212 yards and 14 touchdowns with just four interceptions. However, he has been sacked 26 times and has a poor run game. Ameer Abdullah is the leading rusher with 417 yards and two touchdowns, but is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry. Golden Tate is the leading receiver with 50 receptions for 562 yards while Marvin Jones Jr. has five touchdown receptions. The Detroit defense is allowing 23.3 points and 355.3 yards per game. Glover Quin and Darius Slay each have three interceptions to lead the unit.
I think the points can pile up in this one. The Lions have been moving the ball in recent weeks despite some injuries to the offensive line. Cleveland is really banged up in the secondary, which won’t help against this Detroit passing attack. Cleveland is also a turnover prone team, which could lead to big plays for the Detroit defense. If the Lions get to a big lead, Cleveland is likely to add some more points in garbage time.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: BROWNS/LIONS OVER 43.5