2012 NFL Picks Against The Spread: Browns, Ravens Square Off Thursday Night

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We make out pick against the spread. It does not look good for one team.

The New Cleveland Browns and the old Cleveland Browns (the Baltimore Ravens) kick off the Week 4 slate of games on Thursday Night Football. This time the real NFL officials will be on hand to keep the order. Vegas has this game pegged for a really big line, but that is because there aren't likely many people to put money on the Browns.

Who do we pick for the game, going against the spread?

Cleveland is a 13-point underdog against a team playing at home that has only lost one game and that loss was by one point at the very end of the game. The will send out a rookie quarterback on the road against one of the league's elite defenses. They will face Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and Torrey Smith.

You wonder why no one would put money on Cleveland? Because there is no hope.

Baltimore has looked very, very good. The 13 points is not crazy, so if this is a game you want to bet, go ahead and give the points away and expect the Ravens to cover.

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