NFL Pick: Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns

Despite the inconsistent play, the Chicago Bears still have a shot at the playoffs. The Detroit Lions are giving away the NFC North and if the Bears can string some wins together they just may get the division title. The Cleveland Browns are losing some very difficult games and after dropping a very winnable game to the New England Patriots, the Browns could be just playing out the rest of the season.

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The NFL odds for this game will vary as everyone wants to hear the latest news about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. If Cutler is back in the lineup it could alter these football betting odds and change the point spread leading up to kickoff. It may not happen because the Bears are on a short week, but it is worth watching.

If Cutler does not return, the bears should still be okay with their current quarterback. Backup quarterback Josh McCown turned in another stellar effort in relief of Jay Cutler, throwing for 348 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions to go with a passer rating of 141.9. McCown has thrown for 1,055 yards over his past four starts with eight TDs and only one interception. Backup quarterback McCown turned in another stellar effort in relief of Jay Cutler, throwing for 348 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions to go with a passer rating of 141.9. McCown has thrown for 1,055 yards over his past four starts with eight TDs and only one interception. The bottom line is, if Cutler is healthy he will get the start.

The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Bears have some negative wagering angles heading into this game. The Bears are 2-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last 9 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game. The Browns are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games when playing against a team with a winning road record.

Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum pick thread here during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.

 

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.