Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 7, 2008
NFL Betting Preview
Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, 4:15 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Cowboys – 3 , Total 48.5
The nationally televised late game Sunday on FOX has the Cleveland Browns hosting the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are one of the Super Bowl favorites this year while the Browns are the trendy pick by some to be a contender in the AFC. The Cowboys are coming off another playoff failure, as last season they went 13-3 in the regular season but lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the divisional playoffs. “We obviously didn’t finish the season the way we wanted to last year.” Dallas wide receiver Terrell Owens said, “This is another opportunity, another year, to erase those negative thoughts.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Cowboys on the Road.
The Cowboys had the third ranked offense in the league last season at 365.7 yards per game. The defense was ninth best, holding opponents to 307.6 yards per game. Quarterback Tony Romo was third in the league with 4,211 passing yards and second with 36 touchdowns.
The Browns look to build upon last year’s success when they were 10-6 but failed to make the playoffs. The Cleveland offense was eighth in total yards last season and quarterback Derek Anderson had 3,787 yards and 29 TDs.
The problem last season for Cleveland was on defense but the Browns added nose tackle Shaun Rogers and defensive tackle Corey Williams in the offseason. “Everyone is excited that they’re here,” said linebacker Willie McGinest, “We know what they can do. They’re very high-level players and should complement the guys that are already here.”
Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The two teams last met in 2004 at Dallas when the Cowboys won 19-12. The Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Browns are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Browns are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games on grass. The Browns are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
The Browns are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 1.
SBG Global Current Line: Cowboys – 5.5 , Total 49
The Under is 4-0 in the Cowboys last 4 games overall. The Over is 5-1-1 in the Cowboys last 7 games in September. The Over is 13-4-2 in the Cowboys last 19 road games.
The Under is 6-0 in the Browns last 6 games overall. The Over is 4-1-1 in the Browns last 6 games in September. The Under is 4-1 in the Browns last 5 games in Week 1.
Pick: Over 2 out of 5 units
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