Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 466 ViewsOn 09/01/2013 05:55 PM in NFL
The NFL season kicks off this weekend and the game featuring the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns will highlight two teams who have a very bright future in the league. The Dolphins believe they have all of the pieces to finally emerge from the shadow that the New England Patriots have cast in the AFC East. Meanwhile the Browns are finally loaded with draft prospects that will have this team competing with the tough teams in division. It all starts in week one when they face off!
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns Odds
The odds on this game currently have the Browns listed as a (PK) which is an indication of just how close this game will be. This line has yet to move but after looking at some very popular sports consensus sites the public is backing the Browns at a 56 percent clip. This could be due to the fact that the Browns have the home field advantage or that the Dolphins had a severe injury in the preseason.
It may have been a tight end, but when the Dolphins lost Dustin Keller in the preseason they lost a big piece of the offense. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is becoming a quality quarterback and since the team acquired Mike Wallace in the offseason they are ready to become a very potent offense. Losing Keller hurts, but with Lamar Miller running the ball and Wallace catching the deep ball they will be tough to beat.
The Browns believe they have vastly improved their offense but they did it with a move off the field. The Browns hired ex San Diego Chargers longtime coach Norv Turner to call the shots on offense. So far in the preseason this has been a perfect fit for quarterback Brandon Weeden. Turner and head coach Rob Chudzinski know exactly what kind of offense that they want to run and with Trent Richardson running the rock, the Browns should be excited to start the season.
The football betting trends show that the Dolphins could be in trouble in this game. The Dolphins are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 1, 5-15-3 ATS in their last 23 games in September, and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The Browns also struggle in the opener as they are 1-7 ATS in the last eight games in week one.
This is the year where one of these teams believes they can take the corner and change the culture of the franchise.
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.