Rookie DeShone Kizer has been reinstated as starting QB for the Cleveland Browns online betting clash with the Tennessee Titans. So much for Kevin Hogan’s Reign of Terror… Hue Jackson’s Reign of Error, on the other hand, seems to know no boundaries. Kizer was benched during Cleveland’s loss to the Jets and sat out Sunday’s 33-17 loss to the Texans, but Hue told reporters this Monday that “he felt Kizer learned from watching last week’s game.” Hopefully, for didactic as well as entertainment value, the game he watched wasn’t the Browns’.
Hue, I have some laundry here, maybe I'll just throw it into you, 'cause you're so wishy-washy! (TM Bob's Burgers)https://t.co/BvqSxnj9y7
— Robert Stump (@bipolarbear3) October 18, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 22nd October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium
- Online sportsbook odds:
Titans -5½ (-115) 46 (-110) -240
Browns +5½ (-105) 46 (-110) +199
DeShone, why can’t you be more like Deshaun?
Texans QB Deshaun Watson, on whom the Browns pass twice in the draft, put on a clinic for his almost-namesake watching from the sidelines, throwing for 225 yards and three TDs, while Hogan also threw for three… interceptions, that is. Now it’s back in the saddle again for Kizer, who leads the league on picks thrown with nine. Ben Franklin once wrote to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, possibly quoting Daniel Defoe, that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Or, for the Browns, losing and failing to cover the spread. Cleveland is 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS this season, 6-25-1 ATS in their last 32 overall, and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 at home. The team favored by the online betting odds, moreover, is 4-1 SU in its last five meetings between the Browns and Titans – and the Titans not being the Colts, you bet your sweet patootie Cleveland isn’t the favored team. Actually, bet money, not a patootie, no matter how sweet it is.
Monday Night Mariota
Speaking of Titans and colts, not only was QB Marcus Mariota physically cleared to play in his first ever Monday night experience, but he completed 23-of-32 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown to lead Tennessee to a 36-22 win, their first over Indy in 12 games, and managed, in the process, to pick the SU and ATS win again for the first time since week 3. That was, however, at home; the 7-19 ATS in their last 26 on the road. This will be, furthermore, the fourth encounter between Tennessee and Cleveland in since 2014, and the Titans have yet to cover against the Browns in that period. Tennessee averages only 19.4 points per game in their last five road games, while the Browns have consistently kept the total under at LastEnergy Stadium this season. The Titans have, conversely, managed to push it over in their last four games versus Cleveland. Mariota and Co. can, and most certainly will, win and cover the spread, but the 46-point total might be a bit too much to ask of the Titans in Cleveland – the over is 4-2 in Tennessee’s six games this season, but only one came in a road win, at Jacksonville.