Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns Sportsbook Odds & Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
When Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone a few short weeks back, most football betting websites were ready to call the Packers’ 2017 season a wrap. But now that Rodgers return to the gridiron is in sight, it’s clear that Green Bay is in a favorable position to make a playoff push. Brett Hundley, the man filling in for the injured Rodgers, has been able to lead this team to .500, picking up wins over the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the last month. And going up against the winless Browns this weekend, Hundley could very well pull out a 3rd win and take the Pack over the .500 mark. Let’s see what kind of NFL teaser odds the backup is facing in this Sunday’s Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns matchup.
Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns – Sunday, December 10th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Green Bay Packers -3 (-119) 40 (-110)
Cleveland Browns +3 (-101) 40 (-110)
Green Bay Packers
The Packers enter this Week 14 pairing sporting a 6-6 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC North alongside the Detroit Lions. Since the Minnesota Vikings lead the division at 10-2, there’s not much hope for the Packers to catch up to their rivals. However, a Wild Card berth is still a very real opportunity. Right now the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers own the tow Wild Card spots with an 8-4 record. The Packers already beat the Seahawks earlier this season and Rodgers is set to make his return in Week 15 when the Panthers host the Packers. If Rodgers is the man sportsbook players tend to believe he is, bettors can prepare to see this two-time MVP lead this team to yet another postseason.
It comes as no surprise to see the Packers favored in this matchup, since they’re the better team both offensively and defensively. Green Bay enters this matchup with the league’s 20th best scoring offense, 27th best passing offense and 16th best rushing game. Those numbers may not be that impressive, but compared against the Browns they do seem significant. For comparison, the Browns rank last in scoring, 23rd in passing and 19th in rushing.
The Browns enter this Sunday’s matchup flashing a disappointing 0-12 record that once again pegs them as the worst team in the NFL. Cleveland delivered an undefeated record in the preseason that led some of their fans to get their hopes up about the 2017 season. While it’s true that early on in the year the Browns were competitive, we’ve also seen Cleveland get blown out on more than one sportsbook occasion. Nonetheless, the Browns are coming off a 19-10 loss to the Chargers that proved this team can still play some competitive football. Despite the fact that they have yet to win a game this season.