Cleveland Browns Vs Buffalo Bills Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
Can the Cleveland Browns beat the Buffalo Bills to earn their first win of the season? Or should you bet on Rex Ryan pulling a rabbit out of his hat and avoid Jeff Fisher’s fate? The Week 15 NFL Week Cleveland Vs Buffalo spread favors the Bills by 10-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 18th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from the New Era Field in Buffalo, New York.
There is little interest in this Rust Belt rivalry evidenced by tickets selling on the secondary market for as low as $7. But players on both teams are using the Browns’ winless record as motivation. Cleveland wants their first W and Buffalo doesn’t want to be the victim of that first W.
How fitting would it be for the talented but suddenly dysfunctional Bills to become the first team to lose to the Browns in more than a full year?
Cleveland Browns Vs Buffalo Bills Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch
What: Cleveland Browns (0-13) at Buffalo Bills (6-7)
When: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Buffalo, NY
Stadium: New Era Field
Spread: Bills -10
Moneyline: Cleveland +350 vs Buffalo -440
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Cleveland vs Buffalo
Why Bet The Cleveland Browns To Beat The Bills
If the Cleveland Browns keep up their losing ways they will be first in line at next year’s NFL draft. They are 0-13 SU and 2-11 ATS this season. They lost 23-10 to a short-handed Bengals squad last week. They average 15.9 points per game (31st) and 28.8 points per game (31st).
The Browns average 213.0 passing yards per game (28th). In his first game since Week 1, QB Robert Griffin III (294 yards, 0 TDs & 2 INTs) completed 12 of 28 passes for 104 yards and an interception against the Bengals. RGIII did rush for a TD.
"There needs to be a jump in performance," head coach Hue Jackson said of RGIII. "I can understand last week. Last week I tried to temper this whole (media) room that it may not go well, because I knew it could happen. Now this week I can’t say that. You got a game under your belt. You got practices under your belt. Now you need to go play well. I expect that everything will be better from that standpoint."
WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (63 rec, 858 yards, 4 TDs) has found the end zone in the last four games. Cleveland averages 96.2 rushing yards per game (25th). RB Isaiah Crowell (155 car, 718 yards, 5 TDs) had one of his best games of the season. He recorded 113 rushing yards in only ten carries.
Cleveland has the 31st-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Browns allow 251.0 passing yards per game (17th) and 146.2 rushing yards (31st). Christian Kirksey has 117 tackles, and Emmanuel Ogbah has 4.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Browns
The Buffalo Bills are 6-7 SU and 5-7-1 ATS this season after losing 27-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. They average 25.0 points per game (10th) and 23.2 points per game (17th). Head coach Rex Ryan’s seat is on fire and a loss to the winless Browns could seal his fate
The Bills have lost two in a row and even if they run the table to finish 9-7 for just the third time this century, they are unlikely to overcome their 12th place standing in the AFC to claim a Wild Card spot.
“Until they officially announce us out or dead or whatever in the playoffs, we are going to try whatever it takes to win these games,” Ryan said. “We may have a one percent chance, or less than that, I don’t know, but we are still going for it.”
Buffalo averages 183.5 passing yards per game (31st). QB Tyrod Taylor (2520 yards, 13 TDs & 6 INTs) could also be given his walking papers this offseason. The Bills had high hopes for the young, mobile quarterback, but he has struggled with his top pass-catcher out for most of the season. But is the return of WR Sammy Watkins (16 rec, 235 yards, 1 TD) too little too late? Watkins did catch his first touchdown of the season last week.
Once eliminated from the playoffs, Ryan may be more inclined to get backup quarterbacks E.J. Manuel and rookie Cardale Jones on the field.
The Bills average 154.6 rushing yards per game (1st). RB LeSean McCoy (186 car, 976 yards, 10 TDs) will have a field day against one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL this weekend.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- Buffalo is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Buffalo is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cleveland Browns Vs Buffalo Bills ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
There is no reason to pick Cleveland here even with the wiseguys have been bullish on the Browns all season. And if you prophesied a but here you are right. But I can’t shake the stranger things feeling creeping up the spine of my back that something weird comes this way for Rex Ryan.
My final score prediction is Cleveland 17, Buffalo 24.