NFL FOOTBALL, 8:35 p.m. ET/5:35 p.m. PT, (ESPN, TV-Radio)
Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Odds: New York Giants -7½, 43½ (Moneyline: Giants -350, Browns +290, Palms)
Weather: (216) 931-1212
Are you ready for some football? The Giants (4-0, 3-1 ATS), travel to Cleveland tonight to try and paint the Browns black. And the road has been more than kind to the Super Bowl winners who have won 11 straight away from home and have now covered eight in a row! Quite impressive.
Cleveland (1-3, 2-2) has disappointed to start 2008 and talk of Brady Quinn replacing Derek Anderson as starting QB can’t help team chemistry. And how to explain an anemic offense (11.5 PPG, 210 Total YPG) when targets like Edwards, Winslow, Jurevicius and Stallworth on the roster? True they’re a bit banged up but still, only 11.5 points per game? So sad.
NY’s strong point is its defense (12.5 PPG, 236 YPG), and with the Browns having trouble finding the end zone, a 14-point night would seem about right. The G-Men (31.8 PPG) can score, and even a 24-14 final would cover the spread. With their prowess of covers on the road, let’s stay with the talented guys in blue. GIANTS.
>SPECIAL NHL PICK 3: Rangers -125/Red Wings -140/Blackhawks -150
>STRAIGHT BET: Rangers-Devils UNDER 5 ½ -125 (Six regular games last season averaged just 4.166 goals per game)