NFL betting on the Cleveland Browns has been in the red although not quite as bad with the football odds as Cleveland has done on a straight up basis. NFL betting fans will have their choice of these two teams for Monday Night Football in an AFC North Division matchup with the football odds.
The Baltimore Ravens were the surprise team in the AFC playoffs last NFL betting post season. They scored a major upset at top seed Tennessee and then lost the AFC championship game at Pittsburgh but not before gaining considerable NFL betting respect.
Baltimore entered the 2009 season as one of the NFL betting favorites to win the AFC title. After a 3-0 start, however, Baltimore now has a NFL betting record of 4-4 straight up and 5-3 with the football odds The Ravens have lost 4 out of their last 5 NFL betting matchups straight up and are now in a logjam for the wild card race.
A big NFL betting problem for Baltimore has been place kicking as Steve Hauschka missed a potentially game winning 44-yard field goal at Minnesota and also blew a critical 38-yard field in the 4th quarter in last week’s loss at Cincinnati. Baltimore ranks 9th in NFL betting for both scoring and points allowed.
The Cleveland Browns had high hopes for a NFL betting turnaround this year after hiring Eric Mangini as head coach but instead have totally imploded with a record of 1-7 straight up and 3-5 against the spread. The Browns have been terrible on both sides of the line as they rank 30th in scoring and 28th in points allowed.
Cleveland Quarterback Derek Anderson, who has a QB rating of 36.2 is likely to be benched in favor of the man he replaced early this season, Brady Quinn. Quinn has a QB rating of 62.1 and a 60% completion rate compared to Anderson’s 43%.
Baltimore has covered 9 out of their last 13 road games while Cleveland has covered just 2 out of their last 8 at home. The Browns have covered 4 out of their last 5 home games against the Ravens.