The longtime former head of Station Casinos sportsbooks, Roberts can spot a bad point spread a mile away. And he’s uncanny when it comes to the Broncos. In his past 12 spread picks for or against Denver, Roberts has been right nine times.
In Week 13, with the Broncos visiting Cincinnati as five-point favorites, Roberts told readers Denver would run wild and cover. In their 24-10 win, the Broncos rushed for an astounding 218 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. Anyone who followed him booked an easy winner. Now, Roberts is dialed in on Broncos vs. Browns (stream live on fuboTV) and locked in a strong point-spread pick. He’s only sharing it over at SportsLine.
Roberts knows the Broncos have beaten the Browns 11 straight times and are extremely tough at home. This season, Denver has knocked off Pittsburgh and Seattle at Mile High, while nearly upsetting the vaunted Rams and Chiefs.
The Broncos rank ninth in scoring defense (21.7 points per game) and grind down opponents with a running game led by Phillip Lindsay. The 24-year-old rookie has rushed for 967 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
But just because the Broncos have owned this series doesn’t mean they’ll cover almost a field goal against the up-and-coming Browns.
Since Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired, rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrived, completing 73.2 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 114.5 passer rating. He went 18 of 22 for 238 yards and a touchdown in the win over Carolina, marking Cleveland’s third cover in its past four games.
The Browns will face a depleted Broncos team missing several key players due to injury, including star corner Chris Harris (fibula) and No. 1 wideout Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles). Cleveland’s young, aggressive defense has forced 28 turnovers, second-most in the NFL.
We can tell you Roberts is leaning under, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He says there’s a huge personnel mismatch that will cause one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.
Who covers in Browns vs. Broncos? And what huge personnel mismatch makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get Micah Roberts’ strong against-the-spread pick for Browns vs. Broncos, all from the former Vegas bookmaker who’s 9-3 on Broncos picks.