The Jacksonville Jaguars will head to Cleveland this weekend to take on the Browns. For some expert analysis on this game, including where you should put your money if you're into that kind of thing, let's check out some outside picks. The first, from our partners at OddsShark.
Jacksonville beat the league's worst team on the road last week and gets arguably the second worst in Week 11. The Jaguars visit Cleveland and they are 4-1 SU lifetime at the Dawg Pound. The Browns have scored 40 points TOTAL in their past four games and this one reeks of UNDER potential. The under is 6-1 the past 7 games when Cleveland is an NFL underdog.
Next from the Mothership, the guys at SB Nation.
The Maurice Jones-Drew led Jaguars have actually won two of their last three games, but considering last week's game was a victory over the winless (and Peyton Manning-less) Indianapolis Colts, that should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt when deciding which team to bet on this week. The Browns opened the week as 1½ point favorites, but the news that running back Peyton Hillis will be inactive has likely influenced that line as it is now a pick'em for most outlets. Odds Shark's excellent database shows that while the odds are even at most sites, there are a few offering one point to both teams as of Thursday morning.
Finally, via Vegas Sports Betting. After this analysis, they pick the Jaguars.
Expect a low-scoring affair as the defenses will take over and the head coaches will look to protect their young quarterbacks. The Browns may be able to exploit a Jacksonville secondary without Mathis, but the Jaguars have more at the back end than Mathis. If the Browns’ defense has a weakness, it’s that they’re 30th against the run, so look for Jones-Drew to have a field day on Sunday as the Jaguars pick up another win against the online betting spread.