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NFL point spread: Patriots vs. Bills, Cleveland at Baltimore

The point spread and betting odds preview of the Week 11 NFL games New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens.

NFL point spread: Patriots vs. Bills, Cleveland at Baltimore We start our Week 11 NFL point spread and odds preview with two of the most bet on game this week. In the first game the undefeated New England Patriots (9-0) will visit the Buffalo Bills (5-4) for a shot at yet another victory this football season. The point spread on the New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills game is sitting at -16.5 points chalk the Pats at Bodog Sports and only a hand few of Bills fans believe the Patriots won't cover the spread. Bookmaker will pay out 1,000 for  every 100 bet if the Bills win the game, the Patriots being favorite with odds -1500. Keep in mind that New England is 8-1 against the spread in its last 9 games and Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games. But when the New England met Buffalo in September, the Pats won the game 38-7.

 Despite coming out of their bye week, New England is still struggling with injuries. Quarterback Tom Brady had a limited Wednesday practice with right shoulder injury, as well as WR Wes Welker, LB Mike Vrabel and CB Eddie Jackson. Safeties Mel Mitchell and Eugene Wilson both missed practice yesterday. But even with injuries, the Patriots outperform the Bills in every direction and only divine power could prevent New England from covering the -16.5 points spread.

 The game between the Cleveland Browns (5-4) and the Baltimore Ravens (4-5) will offer much more two-way action and could go either way. At the betting website Bodog Sports the point spread on the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens is favoring the Browns -3 points with the total sitting at 44 points. Cleveland is also favorite at Bookmaker with money line -145 and the Ravens are dog at +125. Betting trends show that Cleveland is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 games and Baltimore is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games.

 Who would have thought this summer that the Ravens will be underdog at home against the Browns? But its a fact and Baltimore losing 21-7 against the Bengals last week doesn't help to win the odds makers confidence. Cleveland has already beaten the Ravens this season, 27-13 in September and most bettors side with the bookmakers and the favorite pick of the patrons at the online sportsbooks is Cleveland to cover the spread. The Browns reported three linebackers missing Wednesday practice - D'Qwell Jackson, Willie McGinest and Antwan Peek. But Baltimore will be without quarterback Steve McNair (shoulder) and wide receiver Demetrius Williams (ankle). Tight ends Todd Heap and Daniel Wilcox both missed practice yesterday and WR Yamon Figurs, RB Le'Ron McClain and CB Chris McAlister all did a limited Wednesday practice.

 Published on 11/15/2007

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