The Atlanta Falcons swoop into Ohio to face the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. Week 10’s NFL betting spread favors the Falcons by 6.5-points. If you are betting on the underdog Browns straight-up, Cleveland pays +225 on the moneyline. The game total is 50.5-points for over/under bets.
Now let’s take a closer look at how you should bet this NFC South vs AFC North tilt.
How To Bet The Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under Odds
What: NFL Week 10
Who: Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, OH 44114
When: 1 PM ET, Sunday, November 11
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Atlanta -6½
Moneyline: ATL -265/CLE +225
Are the Falcons a smart bet over the Browns?
The Falcons are 4-4 straight-up and 3-5 against the spread overall so far in 2018. When playing on the road, Atlanta is 1-2 SU and ATS. Plus OC Steve Sarkisian’s offense has scored 30+ points in five of their last seven games. Is that enough to make the Falcons a smart bet over the Browns?
Not so fast. The Falcons rank 28th in the league in rushing with 92.1 yards per game and their defense ranks 29th with 29.3 points against per game. Atlanta has been winning by outscoring opponents with the league’s 2nd-ranked passing offense at 320.1-yards per game. The Falcons score an average of 28.5-points per game. That ranks 9th in the league.
Are the Browns a smart bet over the Falcons?
Straight-up, the Browns are 2-6-1 overall and 2-2-1 at home. They are deadly close to their 11th straight losing season. There is some good news. Cleveland is 5-4 ATS overall and 3-2 ATS at home. Does that make the Browns a smart bet to cover the 6.5-point spread as home underdogs?
Cleveland has allowed four of its last six opponents score 30+ points. That includes 45 from the lowly Raiders. There’s more bad news for the Browns. Their defense is decimated by injury which will make it difficult to play man-to-man D against the Falcons talented receivers.
How To Bet Falcons vs. Browns
This game will end up being decided by the Falcons great passing offense versus the Browns excellent pass defense. Both teams are below average on every other area of their game.
The smart bet is the Browns with the points and the under.