NFL Week 10 Odds Preview
The Browns have delivered two big betting upsets in a row, knocking off New Orleans and New England. Do they have any magic left this weekend to post another shocker versus the Jets?
Cleveland hasn't just been pulling off big upsets, they've been crushing their opponents in games they were supposed to lose. Two weeks ago against the Saints the Browns were a 12.5-point underdog, but came away with a 30-17 win.
Last week they were a 4.5-point home underdog versus the Patriots, but routed New England in a 34-14 win. Peyton Hillis was an unstoppable battering ram against the Pats with 184 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
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Despite the Browns' recent surge they're still 3-point home underdogs at Bovada this weekend versus the Jets. New York nearly lost their second in a row last week, but escaped with a 23-20 overtime win against the Lions as a 6-point favorite. New York has now failed to cover in their last two games after having a five-game ATS winning streak snapped versus Green Bay.
Cleveland looks like a solid underdog bet this weekend to deliver another ATS upset. The Browns have been one of the best betting options at home recently with a 6-2 record ATS in their last eight games in Cleveland. The Browns also own a nice history against the Jets with a 3-1 record both SU and ATS in their last four against New York. [ Matchup Report ]
The biggest spread facing bettors in Week 10 is the 13.5 points at which the Giants are favored at home versus the awful Cowboys. The Giants and Cowboys are going in opposite directions right now, with New York having won five in a row while going 4-1 ATS and Dallas on a five-game skid both SU and ATS. The includes a 41-35 loss to New York in Week 7 as a 3.5-point home favorite. [ 5Dimes has the biggest Cowboy underdog line of the week and the beast teaser odds in the business ]
The Cowboys' horrible season finally cost coach Wade Phillips his job last week, and interim coach Jason Garrett will be guiding the ship the rest of the way. Will the change turns things around for a Cowboys team that has been outscored 80-24 in their last two games?
You shouldn't bet on it happening this weekend. The Giants head into Sunday's game with a 5-1 record SU and ATS in their last six games versus Dallas. In their last six games against Dallas as a favorite the Giants are also 5-1 ATS. You may also want to think about betting the over in this game on the 45.5-point total. The score has gone OVER in the last three games between Dallas and New York, and in their last eight matchups the OVER is 6-2.
There are a number of notable lineup changes and injuries that could sneak up on bettors in Week 10. Here's a rundown of a few games with info you need to know before making your weekend picks.
Tennessee at Miami odds at Bovada (+2) – Randy Moss makes his debut for the Titans in this game and he should have Vince Young throwing to him after the QB was upgraded to probable with a sprained ankle. The Dolphins will have a new QB this week after benching Chad Henne in favor of Chad Pennington, who hasn't thrown a pass this season.
Carolina at Tampa Bay at $GEO-LINKS$ (-6.5) – The Panthers lost Matt Moore for the season, which means the starting job belongs to Jimmy Clausen again. Carolina's league-worst offense will also be without DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart this week, leaving their running game dead in the water.
Minnesota at Chicago at $GEO-LINKS$ (+1.5) – Brett Favre gets his No. 1 receiver from last season back this week, as Sidney Rice is off the PUP list and should see limited action. Percy Harvin deserves watching this weekend as well, as the migraine problem that has plagued him during his short NFL career reoccurred this week.