Football gambling handicappers are seeing a slow regression from the Cleveland Browns as they are fading fast down the NFL gambling stretch.
The Cleveland Browns will host the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North Division matchup from Cleveland Browns Stadium with a telecast on CBS that is set to begin at 1 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Baltimore as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 39.
In the previous meeting between these two teams this season the Ravens scored a 24-17 win but Cleveland got the money as 12.5 point road dogs as the game went over the total.
Cleveland has a record of 5-9 both straight up and with the football betting odds. The Browns have lost 2 games in a row and are coming off a 19-17 loss at Cincinnati last week. Cleveland has gone over the total 8 times this season but has gone under in 3 consecutive games. Colt McCoy started at quarterback last week and was effective going 19-25 for 243 yards and 2 TD’s.
McCoy has a 93.0 QB rating and a 5/3 TD/INT ratio as he has been far and away the most effective Cleveland quarterback. Peyton Hillis has rushed for 1129 yards and a 4.5 yards per carry average with 11 TD’s. The defense has improved to rank 10th for points allowed. The big question is if coach Eric Mangini survives to see 2011.
Baltimore has a record of 10-4 straight up and 7-6-1 with the pro football betting lines and has an even 7-7 split on totals. The Ravens are coming off a 30-24 home payout over New Orleans to get back into a first place tie with Pittsburgh in the AFC North.
Baltimore’s defense ranks 4th for points allowed while Joe Flacco has a 94.8 QB rating and a 23/8 TD/INT ratio as he has fulfilled the promise shown in his rookie season of 2008. Ray Rice has 1054 yards rushing to balance the attack.
Baltimore has covered 4 of their last 5 football gambling matchups with Cleveland including their last 2 as a visitor with 2 of the last 3 games between the teams in Cleveland going over the total.