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Monday Night Football odds favor underdog and OVER

Philadelphia and Cleveland have played twice before, with the Eagles winning each time and failing to cover the spread each time. Both games also played OVER the total.

Does the Week 15 Monday Nighter shape up as a repeat of those games or can the Eagles, desperate to stay in the NFC Wild Card and facing a team playing a third-string QB, rout the Browns?

Monday Night Football Odds - Cleveland Browns (4-9) at Philadelphia Eagles -15.5 (7-5-1) O/U 39.5

The benching of Donovan McNabb for the second-half of a game a few weeks back was a wake-up call for him, as since then the Eagles have won two in a row against division leaders (Arizona and NY Giants). McNabb has 5 TDs and no interceptions in those games, both Eagles covers.

The Eagles are back in the playoff picture, but they need to win this Monday night game and their remaining two games and still get some help. Bet this game now at

How bad is it for the Browns? Coming into this season, the Browns had high expectations after winning 10 games last year, but now they are five games under .500 and they are down to their third-string QB.

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook (788 yds 9 TD) is finally healthy and he is getting a lot of carries and taking the pressure off McNabb, as he does not need to supply all the offense.

This matchup is not good for the Browns to say the least. First of all, Ken Dorsey is the starting QB and he will be facing the Eagles defense, which is ranked third in the NFL. Second, the Browns defense is ranked 26th in the league and they are especially weak against the run.

The only thing the Browns have going for them is that they have won their two games they have played on Monday night this season.

This season, the Eagles are 8-5 ATS and the Browns are 7-6.

The Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road and total has gone Under in 6 of the Browns last 9 games on the road. The Eagles are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at home and the total has gone Under in 6 of the Eagles last 8 games at home.

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Monday Night Football Pick from OddsBlogger: This game could get ugly, as the Browns are a perfect matchup for the Eagles. The Eagles are at home and have climbed back into the playoff picture with their balanced offensive play and solid defense, while the Browns are struggling on both sides of the ball.

Look for Westbrook to have a field day against a Browns’ defense that is the fifth worst in the league at defending the run. Even though the spread is 15.5 points, the Eagles should easily win this game and cover the spread. But beware history, as the Browns have covered the past two meetings.