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Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick

Time: 1 PM EST Sunday October 13, 2013, FOX

The Cleveland Browns host the Detroit Lions in a non-conference match up.

The Browns have won their last 3 games after a 0-2 start and they are tied atop the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.

The Lions are tied with the Bears at 3-2 atop the NFC North.

In their last games the Browns beat the Buffalo Bills 34-24 and the Lions lost to the Green Bay Packers 22-9.

While the Browns’ offense has been decent their defense has been solid ranking 7th defending the pass and 8th defending the run.

The Lions’ defense ranks 20th against the pass and 26th against the run.

This season the Browns are 2-1 at home and the Lions are 1-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Lions -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 45.5
Moneyline: Lions -140 / Browns +120

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Detroit Lions: 3-2 SU 3-2 ATS
Cleveland Browns: 3-2 SU 3-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• DET is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• DET is 6-13-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• DET has an Over record of 40-19-2 in their last 61 road games.
• CLE is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
• CLE is 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• CLE has an Under record of 12-4 in their last 16 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Lions: 21.42
Browns: 19.76

Key Player Injuries

LIONS
Theo Riddick RB Out Oct 6 concussion Week to week
Calvin Johnson WR Out Oct 4 knee Week 6?
Pat Edwards WR Probable Oct 4 ankle Will play
Chris Houston DB Questionable Oct 4 hamstring
Reggie Bush RB Probable Sep 29 knee Will play
Nate Burleson WR Out Sep 24 arm Out indefinitely
Nick Fairley DL Questionable Sep 15 shoulder

BROWNS
Chris Ogbonnaya RB Out Oct 3 concussion Week to week
Desmond Bryant DL Out Oct 3 illness Status uncertain
Shawn Lauvao G Questionable Oct 1 ankle Day to day
Jabaal Sheard LB Doubtful Sep 27 knee
Billy Cundiff K Probable Sep 22 quadriceps Day to day
Quentin Groves LB Out Sep 16 ankle Out 4-6 weeks
Ahtyba Rubin DL Probable Sep 15 calf
Jason Pinkston G I.R Aug 16 ankle Return Week 9

Next Game
Lions vs. Bengals
Browns @ Packers

Point Spread Selection : Don’t let last Thursday’s score sway you. The Browns had a total of 290 yards. The Bills secondary was beat up and allowed a few big plays. Not to mention Buffalo’s QB tossing a pick 6. What Cleveland has done well and Joe Haden in particular is shut down the opposition’s top receiver. Case in point being the Bengals’ AJ Green in Week 4. If Calvin Johnson does go for the Lions I expect his contribution to be limited. Since Nate Burleson went down with an off-field injury, Detroit’s passing production has dropped off considerably. The last two games the Lions amassed 222 passing yards versus Green Bay Packers and 228 yards versus the Chicago Bears. With the Browns passing D ranked No. 7 in the NFL and having held their last 4 opponents to fewer than 203 yards we don’t see that changing. Take the UNDER 44 at Take the UNDER 44 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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