NFL Odds Week 3: Dolphins Vs. Browns

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18: Joshua Cribbs #17 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball after making a reception against Melvin Bullitt #33 of Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Browns are slight favorites at home against the winless Dolphins this weekend.

The Miami Dolphins will head north to Cleveland to play the Browns this weekend at the appropriately named Cleveland Browns Stadium. The home team, as is typically the case in match-ups that pit two unstellar teams against each other, is favored on Sunday afternoon.

The Browns are currently 1½ point favorites against the winless Dolphins, according to Odds Shark, and have their second winnable game on the schedule following last week's game against the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins are looking to get on the right track after dropping games to the New England Patriots and Houston Texans to open the season.

If the Browns are going to win, the defense will have to stay strong for the entirety of the game -- and remember to break the huddle before game-winning plays happen. The offense, led by running back Peyton Hillis and quarterback Colt McCoy, can keep the Browns in the game, but Cleveland's coaching staff probably can't count on them to win a shootout.

The Dolphins will need to get more out of marquee free agent signing Reggie Bush if they are going to leave Week 3 in the win column. Rookie Daniel Thomas broke out last week, but without Chad Henne being any sort of effective under center, both running backs will need to make an impact to get the Miami offense moving.

For more on the opening lines, head over to Odds Shark. Be sure to check out the Dolphins coverage at The Phinsider, and the Browns at Dawgs By Nature.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.