New England Patriots vs Cleveland Browns NFL Betting Odds & NFL Predictions: The New England Patriots (6-1) have won five straight NFL predictions match-ups against tough competition and now must travel to face the Cleveland Browns (2-5) in week nine of NFL betting odds action. Vegas odds makers have picked the Patriots as -4(-110) point NFL predictions favorites on the road.
New England has faced recent playoff teams in Minnesota, San Diego, and Baltimore the past three weeks and must guard against a letdown week 9 of the NFL predictions action. The Pats feature a more balanced offense than what has been the case in recent years as BenJarvus Green-Ellis has completed Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and the rest of the passing game. On defense, New England has allowed more than 2,000 yards passing with 13 touchdown passes against just 9 interceptions. The pass rush has been ineffective and they have given-up a ton of big plays.
Cleveland’s last NFL predicitons contest was a 30-17 win over the Saints in New Orleans in a NFL picks match-up in which the Browns’ defense capitalized on some huge plays. Was that game an aberration or the start of a trend? Cleveland has ranked near the bottom of the league in most defensive categories but their four interceptions, two for touchdown returns by linebacker David Bowens, propelled them to victory. They’ll have to devise more creative game plans against Brady and the Pats. On offense, the team has not settled on a starting quarterback, though rookie Colt McCoy has played two solid road games. Whoever is behind center, look for Peyton Hillis to run the ball with authority.
Can the Browns complete two NFL predictions upsets of elite NFL franchises? Probably not. Brady is too solid and Bill Belichick will not allow for a letdown in this NFL betting match-up. Look for the Patriots to cover the Vegas spread and win another close game on the road.
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