NFL gambling odds handicappers were reminded about the upset ability of the Cleveland Browns last week which makes them a threat with the NFL gambling lines.
The Cleveland Browns will host the New York Jets on Sunday with a telecast on CBS and a scheduled kickoff of 1:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with the Jets as 3 point road favorites.
The New York Jets have a football gambling record of 6-2 straight up and 5-3 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Jets lead the AFC East Division with the New England Patriots. The Jets escaped with a 23-20 win at Detroit last week but failed to cover as 5.5 point favorites.
The Jets are 3-1 against the spread on the road this year with all 4 games having gone over the total. New York ranks 13th for scoring offense and a rock solid 3rd for scoring defense. The Jets have the 4th ranked rushing attack in the NFL as LaDainian Tomlinson has 591 yards and a 4.8 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez has a mediocre 79.4 quarterback rating but has improved from last year’s dreadful rookie season as he has cut down on mistakes and has a solid 10/5 touchdown/interception ratio. Braylon Edwards has become a solid deep threat with 25 receptions good for 18.1 yards per catch and 5 TD’s.
The Cleveland Browns have a NFL betting record of 3-5 straight up and 4-4 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total. Cleveland decimated the Patriots last week 34-14 as 4 point home dogs which demonstrates their ability against the best that pro football has to offer.
Colt McCoy passed for 174 yards, had 0 interceptions, and ran for a 16 yard touchdown to continue to impress fans as a rookie substitute signal caller. Peyton Hillis powered past the Pats for 184 yards rushing and 2 TD’s.
McCoy continues to build himself a strong case for remaining the starting QB when Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, both with day-to-day status on the injury list, return. The Cleveland defense has quietly emerged as an asset with the NFL gambling odds as it ranks 11th in the NFL for points allowed.