Starting with a 0-16 record last year Cleveland has faced a considerable amount of skepticism. Balanced against that is their impressive bet on NFL preseason performance this summer. To show the Browns have won and covered two out of three exhibitions so far. Supplementing that is the arrival of top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield. Owing to his arrival is a sense of renewal at Cleveland. After a sluggish preseason start Detroit pulled it together for a win and payoff last week. Still despite that win the Lions have not exactly looked polished this exhibition season.
Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions
Date and Time: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Browns||-2 (-120)||35½ (-110)|
|Lions||+2 (EV)||35½ (-110)|
Browns vs. Lions TV Coverage: NFL Network
Detroit is 1-2 both straight up and against the spread so far in preseason. Though this may be true they are coming off an impressive win last week. To exemplify they earned a 33-30 payout at Tampa Bay. The Lions held a 28-19 first down advantage. Most of all starting quarterback Matt Stafford saw plenty of action. Stafford went 9-18 for 113 yards passing. Counter to that was the fact he was sacked three times. Previously Detroit lost at home to the Giants 17-30. Also, they lost their exhibition opener at Oakland 16-10.
Compared to the Lions, Cleveland has had a strong summer. Moreover, the Browns are 2-1 both straight up and against the spread. Even though last week was not an artistic triumph it was still a win and payout. To illustrate the Browns scored a 5-0 Bet on NFL home payout over Philadelphia. Mayfield was 8-12 for 76 yards in the win.
Cleveland Stats to Consider
Cleveland has covered three straight road preseason games. Along the same lines only one of their last 11 away exhibitions failed to stay under the total. Furthermore, the Browns have paid in three of their last four as preseason favorites. In like manner they have gone under the total nine straight times in that situation.
Lions Stats to Consider
By contrast Detroit has covered six of their last seven as preseason home dogs. Three of their last five in that position went under the total. Comparable is their overall exhibition record at home. Detroit is 5-2 vs. the line in their last seven Ford Field preseason games. Extending that is the Lions going over the total in six of their last nine in that position.
Team vs Team
In this head to head preseason sportsbook series Detroit has covered five of their last eight against Cleveland. Further, none of those last three matchups went over the total. A clear difference in this exhibition matchup is at Ford Field. To be exact the Lions have paid in three of their last four preseason home games against Cleveland. Just one of the last five exhibitions between these two at Detroit went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Cleveland’s momentum makes them an appealing Bet on NFL choice. In spite of last year’s winless season, the Browns are making themselves over. Increasingly impressive is their NFL rank of seventh for preseason defense.
Browns vs. Lions NFL games Betting Odds Pick
On the whole the Browns are the better pick based on recent performance of both teams.
Browns vs. Lions Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Browns
Browns vs. Lions NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Browns 24, Lions 17
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