The Cleveland Browns will remain NFL online betting, as they were last Sunday and will be the next against the Baltimore Ravens, as long as they keep dropping the ball, both figuratively and, in the case of wide receiver Kenny Britt, literally. Britt dropped, while wide open over the middle, with plenty of room to run, an 18-yard pass from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, picking himself up and dusting himself off after getting sacked, at a point in the fourth quarter where the Browns behind 10-21. Cleveland lost 18-21.
- Date: Sunday, 17th September
- Time: 1:00 PM
- Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
Online Sportsbook Odds for people betting on NFL:
Browns +7½ (-110) 41 (-110) +284
Ravens -7½ (-110) 41 (-110) -355
That was a “Huege” mistake
“I have seen players do that before, and we all have. I have had some of the great ones in this league drop balls,” Browns head coach Hue Jackson said per ESPN. “But we can’t do that to a young quarterback because he needs guys to make as many plays for him as they can in this situation. I think Kenny gets that. He knows that is inexcusable. He has to make that play for the quarterback.” As a result of his faux pas, Britt’s starting spot against the Ravens is questionable. Ouch. You know you done screw up when, of all people, Hue thinks you’re incompetent. The Browns are road dogs by just one touchdown, but with their offense – or lack thereof – it’s hard to see them covering the NFL online betting spread. Cleveland is 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 games, 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 road games, and 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore, but they are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games when visiting Baltimore.
Pour some Suggar on me
In addition to the Browns’ ball-dropping offense, there is the Ravens’ stout defense, which shutout the Bengals 20-0 on Sunday.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 11, 2017
Case in point, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who had six tackles and two sacks and tipped a pass that resulted in an interception. “He has that Benjamin Button disease,” defensive tackle Brandon Williams, via the team’s official website, said of the 35-year-old-veteran, which, as Around the NFL writer Kevin Patra unhelpfully explains, is a reference to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was a 2008 Brad Pitt vehicle about a man who ages backward.” Not to go off on a tangent, but it would be more accurate to say it’s a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The point is, in any case, that Baltimore’s defense is the best guarantee that the total will go under on Sunday, as it has gone in seven of the Browns’ last nine games and nine of the Raven’s last 13 home games. In addition to that, the NFL online betting total has gone under in five of the last six meetings between these two teams at Mountebank Stadium. And, needless to say, Baltimore is the favorite to win the game.