2019 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 29, 2019
This pick was released to clients on August 28, 2019 at 11:48AM ET.
Detroit at Cleveland
Thursday 08/29 07:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on Cleveland -4.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: loss
1 unit on Game Total OVER 33.5 -105 (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: win
Detroit has lost all three games and hasn't shown any signs of getting better after a 24-20 loss to Buffalo that was made even worse by injuries to linebacker Jarrad Davis and center Frank Ragnow. Matthew Stafford was 12-of-19 for 137 yards and a touchdown in what probably is his only appearance of the preseason. Newly-signed Josh Johnson finished 5-of-10 for 71 yards and David Fales completed 3-of-8 for 22 yards. The Lions had a chance for a winning drive, but it was thwarted by a fumble. Matt Patricia is 1-6 both straight-up and ATS in the preseason and he doesn't appear to care much about winning this time of the year. Cleveland lost in the final seconds on a Tampa Bay field goal as Baker Mayfield struggled although he was missing most of his key teammates who were held out of the game. Detroit lost 35-17 to the Browns in last year's final preseason game and the Lions have gone OVER five of seven since Patricia took over. Play the Browns and the OVER.