Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) rolls out against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Chiefs 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
The Cleveland Browns have hit or tied the spread in each of their last six outings despite six losses - will that trend continue as they open as 3-point underdogs to the Buffalo Bills?
The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns haven't exactly torn the NFL up in their first two games, but both have shown potential. The Bills are coming off a blowout win over Kansas City and the Browns have lost twice by a combined eight points, which leads to the Bills opening as three-point favorites in Sunday's matchup between the two.
Cleveland has lost their last six regular season matchups, but haven't lost against the spread once in that period, going 5-0-1 including a tie in last week's 7-point loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those trends will likely snap, as the small three-point opening spread means its unlikely the Browns once again lose but cover the spread. Meanwhile, the Bills have lost their last eight road performances, so a losing streak will end for one of these teams Sunday.
The over might not be a great option – the line for the over/under is set at 43.5, but three of the last four times these teams have played, they have combined for under 20 points. That said, Buffalo has hit the over in each of its past five outings.