Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 260 ViewsOn 10/14/2013 06:08 PM in NFL
The Green Bay Packers are off a very impressive road win against the Baltimore Ravens. The Packers have now strung two victories in a row after regrouping during the bye week. In week seven of the NFL, they host the Cleveland Browns another team that is looking to regroup after a tough loss to the Detroit Lions. The Browns are obviously not the same team without Brian Hoyer at quarterback.
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Packers as big double digit favorites. The Packers point spread opened up with the team from Wisconsin list as (-11) point favorites. That big line has coaxed some of the early betting action to go in on the road team as over 70 percent of the betting action is on the Browns. Because of that early wagering action the line has started to dip and can now be found at (-10.5) at several of the top rated online sports books.
The Packers will have to prepare for this game without some key players. James Jones was hurt early in the first quarter Sunday and Randall Cobb was hurt on the Packers' last play before halftime. What was the impact on losing Jones AND Cobb Sunday? - Aaron Rodgers went 4-of-9 targeting Jordy Nelson with an interception. It was the first interception Rodgers has thrown when targeting Nelson this season, and it was just the second time since the start of last season the duo failed to connect on half of their attempts in a game. The Browns will try and cause some more turnovers this weekend when they go up against the hot passing attack of the Packers.
The latest NFL betting trends for this contest reveal some very interesting wagering angles leading up to kickoff.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay's last 6 games at home and the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 17 of Green Bay's last 25 games at home and the total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 6 games. Cleveland is 2-15 straight up in its last 17 games on the road and just 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games. Green Bay is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games at home and 13-5 straight up in its last 18 games.
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers Pick
With plenty of time to go before kickoff of this week, I will wait to announce my pick when we get closer to game day. Check back the day of the event for my pick on this great game.