If the Cleveland Browns want to restore their fans’ confidence in them, all they need to do is beat the New England Patriots (+225 to win Super Bowl 54) in Foxboro this week. That’s not an easy task at all, but that’s the Browns have no choice but to overcome to give themselves a much-needed shot in the arm. Will the Browns send Cleveland into pandemonium with a win against the reigning Super Bowl champions? Or will Bill Belichick score another win against his former squad?
Betting Preview for the Cleveland Browns vs New England Patriots NFL Regular Season Week 8 Game on October 27, 2019
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Cleveland Browns (2-4)
The Browns are hoping that the extra week of rest and soul-searching is enough for them to realize the full potential that had them labeled as among the preseason Super Bowl favorites. Before taking their bye in Week 7, the Browns had their mojos dinged in a 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at home back in Week 6, when they squandered a 14-point lead in the first quarter. Baker Mayfield is seemingly having trouble adjusting to the system of first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens, as he’s thrown more interceptions than touchdowns on the season. Still, the Browns have better overall offensive talent than any team the Patriots have faced so far this season, which makes Cleveland a team should be viewed as one with a legitimate chance to take down the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Browns are averaging 20.0 points and 351.2 total yards per game.
The Browns are 5-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall.
Betting on the New England Patriots (0-0)
New England added the New York Jets to its growing list of victims this season, shutting out Sam Darnold and company on the road on Monday, 30-0. Tom Brady passed for 249 yards and 1 touchdown, while completing 31 of his 45 passes. He did throw one interception, but as the final scoreboard shows it was if no consequence. Brady is old, but he’s still much better than most quarterbacks plying their trades in the NFL today. But the defense continues to be the best asset for the Pats this season. The Patriots can afford to have Brady playing like a grandfather, thanks to their defense that entered Week 7 allowing just 8.0 points per game. That number now looks even better thanks to the Jets’ big doughnut. The Browns have a number of solid weapons on their offense, but they haven’t shown much fluidity to maximize their talents on that side of the ball. It’s hard to question Belichick’s ability to devise a plan to jam up Cleveland’s attack that’s just 15th in the league in third-down conversion percentage.
The Patriots have won all of their last 10 games at home. They are also 7-3 ATS in those games.
The Patriots win but don’t cover, 24-21.
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