Football betting on the final game of the preseason is not usually too exciting but that may not be the case as Cleveland hosts Chicago on Thursday.
The Browns are dealing with an injury to starting quarterback Derek Anderson so he may see more playing time than normal in this game according to NFL betting information while Kyle Orton needs all the work he can get as the Bear’s new starting quarterback. The Week 4 NFL odds on this football betting matchup should be very competitive.
Football betting on this matchup may draw a little more attention simply because of the quarterbacks. The Bears will still want to get Rex Grossman a lot of work and the Browns are looking strongly at Brady Quinn in case Anderson doesn’t do the job according to football betting experts. Normally this game would be low scoring in terms of football betting but with the starting quarterbacks getting more playing time that may not be the case.
Football betting history shows that the final week of the preseason is usually low scoring. The last two seasons of football betting in Week 4 NFL odds have been very low scoring. In 2006 games averaged just 34.63 points according to football betting stats while last season saw a paltry 30 points averaged in football betting action during the final week of the preseason.
Both Chicago and Cleveland have running games that should eat up the clock in this game according to football betting experts. The Bears are still trying to sort out their top runners so look for rookie Matt Forte, Kevin Jones, Adrian Peterson and Garrett Wolfe to see a lot of action according to NFL betting information.
The receivers should also see a lot of action except for Devin Hester who probably will see limited playing time according to NFL betting information. The situation for the Browns is more settled so don’t expect to see starting running back Jamal Lewis very long on Thursday night according to NFL betting experts. Also don’t expect to see wide receiver Braylon Edwards for long either according to football betting experts. The backups for Cleveland should get a lot of playing time in this football betting matchup.
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