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Sep 18, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts Odds

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A pair of team coming off humbling Week 1 losses hook up in Indianapolis with the Colts suffering the injustice of being home underdogs to the Browns.

Cleveland was scorched at home by the Bengals but open as small chalk here against a Colts team that was obliterated in Houston.

Backing the Colts means believing in Kerry Collins while backing the Browns means, well, believing in the Browns, who have lost 8 of 9 September road games SU.

View Cleveland vs Indianapolis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Colts as 3-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 37.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 30-rated Colts and the No. 21-rated Browns in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 11--6 win for the Browns on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 7 PPG, against a Browns defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 27 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 172 yards per game, more than the Browns secondary allows through the air, 155 YPG per game.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 27-17 loser at home against the Bengals. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Colt McCoy threw a pair of TD passes in Cleveland's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Cincinnati 27-17 in Week 1 action on Sunday.

Indianapolis lost its last outing, a 34-7 result against the Texans on September 11. The Colts failed to cover in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Reggie Wayne was good for 106 receiving yards in the Colts's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 34-7 to the Colts.

Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Browns at Colts trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Indianapolis is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Indianapolis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Miami, Sunday, September 25
Indianapolis home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 25

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