Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Saturday includes a matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions.

A lot of offense should be on display as both teams can put points on the board. The football betting pointspread on this game should be close with the Browns a popular pick by many NFL betting gamblers.

NFL betting on Cleveland is expected to be popular this season as the Browns are getting a lot of preseason hype. Cleveland is led by quarterback Derek Anderson and receiver Braylon Edwards. They both had excellent seasons a year ago and much of the same is expected this year according to NFL betting information. The running game for Cleveland according to football betting information is led by running back Jamal Lewis.

NFL betting information shows that Detroit is led by quarterback Jon Kitna and a group of talented receivers. NFL betting stats show that Roy Williams and Calvin Johnson were a threat every time they touched the ball. The running game for Detroit is expected to be improved this season according to NFL betting stats. The Lions have rookie Kevin Smith and Tatum Bell.

Most of the NFL betting stats for this game point to Cleveland. That is especially true if the Browns are the football betting underdog in the game. Head coach Romeo Crennel is 7-1 and an underdog in preseason NFL betting action. Even if the Browns are favored in NFL betting they are still a solid choice. Detroit is 1-10 in the third week of the preseason the last 11 years according to NFL betting numbers.

Most teams really look at the third week of the preseason as the most important game of the preseason. An interesting trend for Week 3 preseason action in football betting has good teams doing well against weaker teams when they are on the road. That means teams with winning records from last season, (like Cleveland) do well on the road against weaker teams (like Detroit). The trend over the last decade or so is 70% in favor of the road team according to NFL betting numbers.

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