What are the sportsbook NFL odds of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon remaining on the straight and narrow? Sportsbooks don’t offer NFL prop bets on that, so it’s hard to say, but apparently, his career will indeed revive if you’d just believe in him. Said career will at the very least resume when the Browns visit the Los Angeles Chargers and Gordon suits up in a regular season game for the first time since December 21st, 2014.
- Date: Sunday, 3rd December
- Time: 4:10 PM
- Venue: StubHub Center
- Odds for people who bet on NFL:
Browns +13½ (-110) 42½ (-110)
Chargers -13½ (-110) 42½ (-110)
Those Darn Browns
How bad are the Browns? They’re so bad that Sam Darnold would, reportedly, remain at USC for one more year just to avoid Cleveland. Darnie has understandably denied it, but he should nonetheless assume that course of action lest he be brainwashed by Hue Jackson. “That’s my head coach,” linebacker Chris Kirksey said following Sunday’s 16-30 loss to the Bengals, their 11th of the season. “I wouldn’t want to play for [anybody] else.” Maybe that show was right and it is in fact Hot in Cleveland; otherwise, how could one explain all the Kool Aid-drinking that’s going on? The latest bill of goods they’re selling themselves is that somehow Gordon can save them from a winless season. The Browns will enter with more than 10 losses under their belts for the second year in a row, the last four of which they’ve lost by an average margin of 14.25 points. Cleveland has additionally not covered in five of six games as double-digit road dogs. On the other hand, they are 5-0 against the sportsbook NFL odds spread in their last five meetings with the Chargers, but lost outright their last four trips to San Diego. The Browns are also 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against AFC opponents.
The Endless Rivers
The Chargers are worming their way over back into the postseason for the first time since 2012 thanks to Philip Rivers trending upward and the Chiefs downward. Rivers completed 27 of 33 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-6 win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving for a second straight win – and fifth in the last seven games – which improved their record to 5-6, one game back of the AFC West-leading Kansas City.
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The Bolts defense, which boasts rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, has allowed just 15.4 points per game while covering six times in the last seven, and as a result the sportsbook NFL odds total has gone under in five of those seven. Conversely, the Chargers are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games following a win, but then again not every game following a game is against the Browns, which is not necessarily a bad thing either, considering the Brown’s single win of 2016 came at the expense of the Chargers. Of course, those were the San Diego Chargers, and these are the Los Angeles Chargers.