The Atlanta Falcons are 3-1 while the Cleveland Browns are 1-3, yet the NFL wagering online odds this week only favor the Falcons by three points.
The Browns are getting some respect from those making an NFL bet and it is continuing this week as they host the Falcons.
Atlanta is a 3-point favorite with a total of 41 at Sbgglobal. The Falcons have three wins but they have not been impressive while the Browns have three losses but they have looked good. In fact, the Browns could easily be 4-0. They have led each of their four games in the fourth quarter. Last week they finally got their first win as they upset the Cincinnati Bengals.
Browns Believe – It is not often that a 1-3 team thinks they are good but Cleveland really believes they can be a playoff team. If you look at their results you might tend to agree. The Browns should at least be 2-2 if not 3-1. Cleveland has a solid running back in Peyton Hillis and Seneca Wallace is doing just enough at quarterback to be effective. The problem for Cleveland is a brutal schedule. They have to play Atlanta this week and then face Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New England and the New York Jets.
Delhomme or Wallace – The Browns are expected to get Jake Delhomme back this week but that might not be good news. Wallace has played well and head coach Eric Mangini has been pleased with his play. Mangini has said though that Delhomme will start when he is healthy.
Trends for Atlanta-Cleveland – The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Falcons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Falcons are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games on grass. The Browns are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Browns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Browns are 5-1 against the NFL wagering online odds in their last 6 home games.
Under the Total – This game really looks like an under. The Falcons have gone under the total in their last nine games as a road favorite. Seven of their last ten games in October have gone under. The Falcons offense has been nothing special and Cleveland tends to grind things out. These two teams should play a low scoring game.