On Sunday, the Colts will try to clinch their third win in a row when they take on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in their first game away from home after a month. Sportsbook software services saw that the last three times that Indianapolis played took place at home, going 2-1 SU and ATS, and they were also able to win three out of their four road games.
The betting line opened with the Colts being the favorites by three points, and 50 was the total.
The Colts have too much ammunition against Cleveland, who many fans believe won’t be able to keep their game up against their offense. Brian Hoyer, the starting QB for the Browns, was seriously struggling, and the player will most likely not be able to match the Colts’ Andrew Luck. Since Week 2, the only two games that were lost by the Colts happened against teams that were able to score a lot of points, and they came in the form of the Patriots and the Steelers.
It’s pretty clear that the Browns are not in the level of those teams, so will they cover? Many experts don’t see it as being very likely.
What the Browns are able to do at home is put up a great defense, hoping that this will let them keep the meeting as close as possible, maybe even letting them surprise the Colts and win this matchup.
Cleveland only allowed one team score more than 24 points against them since Week 5, when they took out the Titans 29-28 as the favorites on the road by one point, and this took place last week when they lost to the Bills 26-10 at Ralph Wilson Stadium as the road dogs with three points.
17 points or less were given up by the Browns in three out of the last four meetings that they played at home, and it’s very likely that they’ll be able to cover this game if Indy stays within that reach.
This game could seriously put the Colts’ offense to the test, as the Browns’ defense is nothing to take lightly at all, but many experts and sportsbooks software services still believe that Indy should have no trouble beating Cleveland by one TD – at least. Still, what will happen on the field on Sunday is yet to be seen, and fans all over the country are very eager to see this showdown.