Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 325 ViewsOn 11/25/2013 06:47 PM in NFL
The game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cleveland Browns could be one of the ugliest games of the week. These two teams are floundering and the season looks lost as they are just playing out the string. This game is at Cleveland but there is little motivation for these teams to finish the season on a string note. The Jaguars are playing better in the past few games while the browns are still searching for answers.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game is a bit surprising. The Browns were listed as (-7) point chalk notwithstanding the fact that they are not playing great football. The betting public is aware of how badly the Browns are playing and over 67 percent of the money is coming in on the road team despite the fact that the Jags are one of the worst teams in football. Make sure to check the latest point spread for this game leading up to kickoff at your top rated online sportsbook.
If the Browns have oe bright spot it is the play of wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon caught 14-of-17 targets for 237 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss, including 8-of-9 targets from Brandon Weeden for 166 yards and a touchdown. Gordon's 237 receiving yards was the second-highest total this season (Calvin Johnson- 296 yards, Week 8 vs Cowboys). Other than Gordon, Browns quarterbacks had no help.
The Jags will look to shut down the Browns like they did the Texans. In that game, Maurice Jones-Drew posted season highs with 84 rushing yards and 60 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans. If he can run the ball, the Jaguars have a chance to keep on winning.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal betting angles that should not be ignored. The total has gone over in 5 of Jacksonville's last 7 games overall and the total has gone over in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games on the road. Jacksonville is 2-14 straight up in its last 16 games overall and 2-10 straight up in its last 12 games on the road. From a betting standpoint Jacksonville is 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games on the road and Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games. Cleveland is 1-5 straight up in its last 6 games overall and the total has gone under in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.