If we were in 2013-2015, there would probably be NFL prop bets on whether or not Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon would test positive for an illegal substance. Now that he’s clean and sober he’s looking forward to returning to in-game action, which he’s eligible to do in week 13 (by which time the team could very well be 0-11). But is that really a good idea, though? After all, the lapsing Browns could have one relapsing in no time. Even people with no grasp of the English language, for whom a randomly put together phrase like, say, ‘betting games for football’ might actually make some sense, possess enough understanding to see that Cleveland will be in dire straits against the Detroit Lions.
- Date: Sunday, 12th November
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Ford Field
- NFL Betting Spread:
Browns +11½ (-101) 44 (-110)
Lions -11½ (-119) 44 (-110)
The Browns’ slogan is “We don’t care, and it shows.”
George Costanza would love to work for the Cleveland Browns. It is a horrible company. There’s no management whatsoever. He could go hog wild in there. The latest in the Browns’ endless string of epic fails is the botched trade that would have brought QB AJ McCarron from Cincy to Cleveland in exchange for two draft picks. Depending on who you ask, it was case of either self-sabotage or sheer incompetence. You could make a drinking game out of it: how will the Browns undercut themselves this week? Hey, that’s two Cleveland NFL prop bets. AJ McCarron should be thanking his lucky starts; he sure dodged a bullet there. Not even the fact that the Browns are coming off a bye week and the Lions just played on Monday night is enough to inspire a shred of optimism. Cleveland is 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 road games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 in November and 7-26-1 ATS in their last 34 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five encounters in this matchup
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Lions
Make no mistake, though; the Lions are struggling as well. It’s just that their struggles are nowhere near as cringe-inducing as those of the Browns. And Detroit players are at least, unlike their Cleveland counterparts, having some fun out there.
Another day, another Touchdown celebration..
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) November 7, 2017
And they indeed have some reason to rejoice; the Lions snapped a three-game SU and ATS skid with a 30-17 win over the Green Bay Packers, just their second win at Lambeau Field in a quarter of a century. The Green and Gold was, of course, without Aaron Rodgers, but actually bodes well for the Lions’ chances. See, because the Browns are also without a franchise quarterback. Under any other circumstances, one might construe the New York Times’ “After Beating Packers, Lions Set Their Sights on the Vikings” as a sign of disrespect to the Browns, so it’s time for more NFL prop bets: which team has the best odds of being looked past? We think you know the answer. The Lions are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in November, 1-5 ATS in their last six at home, and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 overall.