Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns look for their first win of the year as they host the Buffalo Bills in NFL Football action this Sunday.  The Bills are -3 point favorites over the Browns with an over/under point total set at 43.5.

The Cleveland Browns are improving but that hasn’t meant a win as of yet as they head into Sunday’s game. QB Brandon Weeden has now completed 52.8 recent of his passes overall after completing just 34 percent in week one and he has two touchdowns and four interceptions. Trent Richardson has been the only option thus far in the backfield and he has his average up to 3.9 yards per carry with a touchdown and he has five receptions and touchdown. Mohamed Massaquoi leads the Browns receivers with eight catches for 131 yards and Greg Little has five and Alex Smith has four. The Browns defense is allowing 415.5 yards per game with 115 of those yards coming on the ground and 300.5 coming in the air and they have five interceptions and eight sacks. Buster Skrine leads the Browns with 15 tackles, T.J. Ward has 17 takles and a sack, and D’Qwell Jackson has three sacks and two interceptions. The Browns are a young team at the skill positions so mistakes are going to be part of the equation for this team and are to be expected.

The Buffalo Bills earned their first win of the year on Sunday against the Chiefs to go to 1-1 which is good enough for a tie for first place in the AFC East. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed 54.9 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and three interceptions but he has yet to be sacked this year. C.J. Spiller is showing is he can be the all-around back he was thought to be when he was drafted by the Bills as he’s averaging 10.1 yards per carry with three touchdowns and he also has five receptions. Steve Johnson and Scott Chandler each have six receptions and two touchdowns and Donald Jones has six catches and a touchdown. The Bills defense is allowing 403 yards per game with 134 of those yards coming on the ground and 269 of them coming in the air and they have five sacks and two interceptions. Nick Barnett has 15 tackles while Stephon Gilmore, Kelvin Sheppard, and Jairus Byrd each have 12 tackles. The Bills had a huge first half of the season last year and then faded badly, they will hope to avoid the same pattern this year.

Cleveland in 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, 3-8-2 against the spread in their last 13 home games, and 5-0-1 against the spread following a loss. Buffalo is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 1-7 against the spread following a win of 14 or more points.

This is one where we are going to want to watch the line as it shapes up to be a tight one and as of right now I will take the points with the Browns.

Pick

Cleveland Browns +3 Buffalo Bills

September 21, 2012 by : Posted in NFL, Sportsbook No Comments

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