Packers vs. Browns Pick
Can the Green Bay Packers pick up a needed win on the road when they take on the Cleveland Browns today at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored on the road in this one, as the Packers are getting odds of -3 points against Cleveland. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 39.5 points. Green Bay has won four of the last five meetings with the Brown, covering the spread in the four victories. The public betting in this game has 70 percent going on the Packers on the road. Today’s game will take place from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio and air live on FOX.
Cleveland fell to 0-12 on the season last week with a 19-10 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers. The Browns were able to cover in the loss to improve to 3-9 against the spread in 2017. Cleveland has struggled on offense this season, averaging just 14.7 points and 329.3 yards per game. DeShone Kizer has thrown for 2,038 yards and six touchdowns while allowing 15 interceptions. Isaiah Crowell added 595 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Duke Johnson has run for 277 yards and has 456 receiving yards. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 25.7 points and 338.3 yards per contest.
The Packers are coming off a 26-20 OT win over the Bucs at home last week. Green Bay is now 6-6 on the season and 6-6 against the spread. They have covered in three of their last four games. Green Bay is averaging just 21.5 points and 329.8 yards per game on offense. Brett Hundley has thrown for 1,269 yards and five touchdowns, but also has eight interceptions. Aaron Rodgers is hopeful to return next week, but a loss today could change those plans. Davante Adams is the leading receiver with 744 yards on 59 receptions to go with seven touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is giving up 23.4 points and 372.2 yards per game.
Cleveland has been competitive at times, but the Packers are treating this game with a lot of importance. A win really opens the door for a playoff run with Rodgers set to return. The spread is very small as well, making Green Bay a very attractive pick. The Browns find ways to play themselves out of games with turnovers or penalties. I like Green Bay to play a smart game and win by more than a field goal.
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