NFL betting excitement is growing for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they have emerged as a legitimate NFL gambling playoff contender after a shaky start to the season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to maintain their recent playoff momentum as they host the hard fighting Cleveland Browns Sunday with a telecast on CBS that is set to kickoff at 1:05 PM Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with Jacksonville as a 1.5 point favorite and with a total of 43.
The improving Cleveland Browns have a NFL football gambling record of 3-6 straight up and 4-5 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Browns have shown well recently despite a brutal schedule.
They are coming off a tough 26-20 overtime home loss to the New York Jets last week after scoring upset wins at New Orleans and at home against New England. The Browns have gone over the total in 4 consecutive games and in 6 of their last 7 overall.
Cleveland ranks an impressive 10th in the NFL for scoring defense while ranking 25th for scoring offense. Colt McCoy began the season as the third string rookie quarterback but was thrust into the starting role due to injuries to Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace.
McCoy is making a strong statement to keep the starting job as he has an 85.2 quarterback rating with a 2/2 touchdown/interception ratio. Running back Peyton Hillis has also impressed with 726 yards and a 4.8 yards per carry average and 9 TD’s.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have rebounded from a terrible start to now emerge as a legitimate playoff contender in the AFC. The Jags are coming off a miraculous 31-24 home win over Houston as they clinched the win on a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass at the gun.
Jacksonville now has a betting on NFL football record of 5-4 both straight up and against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Maurice Jones Drew leads the NFL’s 7th ranked rushing attack with 745 yards. The defense has struggled and ranks 28th for points allowed.
This is a critical NFL betting matchup for both teams as the Browns want to get back on track with a win and the Jags want to maintain momentum.