Week 8 football
point spread: Browns vs. Rams, Colts vs. Panthers
The review of the odds and
point spread on the Week 8 football games continue with the
Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams and the Indianapolis Colts
vs. the Carolina Panthers.
the St. Louis Rams (0-7) extend the losing streak by one
more game when they welcome the Cleveland Browns (3-3)
this week? Apparently so, according to the odds makers. At
Bookmaker the Browns are still
favorite with odds on winning the game set at -165 and the Rams
will be underdog yet another weekend with odds +145. The
point spread for the Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams
game is favoring the Browns -3 points at
Bodog Sports with the total
sitting at 45 points. Cleveland is 4-1 against the spread in its
last 5 games and St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games. The
total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games.
The browns offense has shaped up to a
top-tier this season, ranking 4th in the league by points scored
with 27.8 per game and 7h in total offense with 354.5 yards on
average each game. This offense will have an easy job this
weekend, matching up against the Rams defense with 330.7 yards
allowed per game. If the Browns would like to keep the playoff
dream, however, their defense needs a lot of work, sitting at
the bottom, and allowing 30.5 points and 412 yards per game. The
shaky Cleveland defense shouldn't have too hard of a time
against the Rams, but in the future could rob them of many
victories, if not repaired. Cleveland should be able to cover
the 3 point spread, even if riding the game on offense only.
The Indianapolis Colts (6-0) will
meet a though opponent in Week 8 when they visit the Carolina
Panthers (4-2) on Sunday. All odds makers are betting on the
Colts to continue their winning streak without a hitch, listed
Bookmaker with odds -275 and
the Panthers are with odds +235 on winning the game. The
point spread on the Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers
is posted at -6.5 points chalk the Colts with total at 44.5
points. Indianapolis is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10
games, but only 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road.
Carolina is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games.
Who will start as quarterback for the
Panthers is still unknown. David Carr practice on Wednesday and
Thursday, but coach John Fox is still holding off a decision. If
Carr, who was injured against the Saints, is unable to play on
Sunday, Vinny Testaverde will take the spot. LBs Adam Seward and
Dan Morgan missed practice yesterday, but the good news for the
Carolina fans is that running back DeShaun Foster did a full
practice on Thursday and will likely start against the Colts.
Indianapolis have more problems - wide receivers Aaron Moorehead
and Marvin Harrison missed Thursday practice, and so did LB
Victor Worsley and Freddy Keiaho had a limited one.