Can Hoyer lead Browns over Indy?
The Browns are coming off a 26-10 loss at Buffalo last week, marking its second loss in three games and dropping the team to 7-5 on the season. In the loss, Cleveland pulled Hoyer for Johnny Manziel, who went 5 of 8 for 63 yards and also had a rushing touchdown. Despite that, the Browns announced Hoyer would start this week. Hoyer has been struggling as of late, throwing just one touchdown to six interceptions in his last three games. Cleveland is 6-4-2 against the spread this season but 2-3 ATS in its last 5.
The Colts are coming off a 49-27 win over the Redskins at home last week. The Colts are 3-2 in their last five, with all three wins coming against teams well below .500. Their four losses this season have all been against playoff contenders. Indianapolis comes into this game at 9-3 against the spread on the season and 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Oddsmakers like the Colts on the road in this game, as oddsmakers from BetDSI have given the Colts odds of -3.5 points against Cleveland on Sunday. The over/under total has been set at 50 points (View Matchup). Indianapolis has won six of its last seven against Cleveland coming into Sunday’s 1PM ET kickoff on CBS.
The key for any team to be Indianapolis is to find a way to slow down Andrew Luck and Indy’s passing attack. The Colts lead the league in passing at 326.3 yards per game. Cleveland has been strong against the air this season, as they rank eighth in the NFL at 227.9 yards per game allowed in the air. The team has 17 interceptions and 74 pass deflections, led by Tashaun Gipson, who has six picks this season.