- The New England Patriots are 1.5-point favorites in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns.
- Bill Belichick has only been a 1.5-point favorite three times in his career.
BOSTON – The New England Patriots will go up against the Cleveland Browns in Week 10 of the NFL season. For just the fourth time in his career, Bill Belichick is just a 1.5-point favorite in the game.
New England Patriots Vs. Cleveland Browns
- New England Patriots -125
- Cleveland Browns +105
- Spread: Patriots -1.5
- Total: 45
It is not hard to see why this is just the fourth time being how dominant they have been over the last two decades.
The last time online gambling sites listed the Pats as a 1.5-point favorite was in 2009 against the Baltimore Ravens where they covered at home. Before that was in 2006 against the Minnesota Vikings where they covered as well.
Their first time as a 1.5-point favorite was in 2000 where they failed to cover against the Buffalo Bills.
Looking at the 2021 NFL season, the Patriots have gone 5-4 against the spread and are covering by 4.8 points on average. However, as a home team favorite, they have gone 1-2 against the spread.
Can Cleveland Give Belichick A Loss?
Since 2000 when Bill Belichick left the Cleveland Browns to coach the New England Patriots, the Browns have gone 2-7 against the Pats. In those nine games, the Browns went 2-7 against the spread as well.
In the current season though, the Browns are a completely different team. They are also 5-4 against the spread this season overall and are 2-1 ATS as an away team underdog, covering the spread by an average of 8.7 points.
It is also worth noting that the Patriots have not performed well when playing at home this season. They have a home record of 1-4 while the Browns are 2-2 on the road.
With that, things could be shaping out for the Browns NFL odds to cash against their former coach.