Cleveland Browns versus Denver Broncos NFL Pro Football Pick 12-23-2012

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The Cleveland Browns will travel to face the Denver Broncos in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Denver is scheduled for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team Denver Broncos favored by -13 points with an over under line of 44 ½ points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the home side as Denver is now favored by -14 points. The total has moved down a ½ point to 44 points.

The Browns and Broncos last met in 2009 with the Broncos posting the 27-6 home win as a -3 point favorite. The game went under 38 ½ points. NFL Trend: Denver Broncos are 3-0 ATS in their past three meetings with the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland enters play playoff eliminated with a record of 5-9 on the season. The team is 1-5 straight up on the road. Their only road win came at Oakland. Their three game win streak was snapped last week in a 38-21 home defeat to Washington as a -4 point home favorite. The game went over 40 ½ points. The Cleveland defense had a bad game following some good efforts the past three weeks. They surrender 430 yards to a Redskins team that was utilizing a rookie backup quarterback. The Browns offense generated 291 yards in the loss. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden completes 57% of his throws with 14 touchdowns and 17 picks.

The Denver Broncos enter play with a record of 11-3 on the year. The team is 5-1 on their home field. They are currently riding a nine game win streak. The Broncos enter play off a 34-17 road win at Baltimore last week as a -3 point favorite. Denver goes up 17-0 at halftime in the win and built it up to 31-3 in the third quarter. Denver has the profile of a Super Bowl team as they are a top five offense and defense. The team averages 29 points and allows 19. Quarterback Peyton Manning completes 68% of his throws with 31 touchdowns and 10 picks. Denver sits two games behind counting the tiebreaker to the Houston Texans for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They are just one game ahead of New England for the number two seed in the AFC and a first round bye in the playoffs.

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