Boomer's first half best
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Boomer's first half best
Tuesday November 4th, 2014

The four-team battle for first place in the AFC North standings gets underway on Thursday night with the Cincinnati Bengals opening as six-point home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by against the Cleveland Browns.

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Cincinnati is 5-2-1 SU and 4-3-1 ATS on the season, while Cleveland's record is almost identical at 5-3 SU and 4-3-1 ATS heading into Week 10 of the season. The Browns are an ugly 0-17 SU in their last 17 road games against fellow AFC North teams, but they have managed to pay out at 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Bengals. For totals bettors, the OVER is 5-1 in the last six Browns vs. Bengals matchups at the sportsbooks.

The Pittsburgh Steelers then opened as 2.5-point road favorites against the New York Jets for Sunday afternoon, while the Baltimore Ravens opened as big 10-point home favorites against the Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU and 5-4 ATS on the season, while Baltimore is 5-4 both SU and ATS -- which in the tight AFC North standings has them in the basement.

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The UNDER is 11-3 in the last 14 games between the Steelers and the Jets heading into their Week 10 NFL betting matchup, and the UNDER is also 7-1-1 in the last nine games between the Ravens and the Titans.

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Elsewhere, the Denver Broncos look to rebound from their loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9 in a road game against the Oakland Raiders. Peyton Manning and company opened as 10.5-point road favorites against the Raiders at sportsbooks monitored by, with Oakland sitting at 0-8 SU and 4-4 ATS on the season. Denver is 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS this season.

And Baltimore and Denver aren't the only big favorites for Week 10, with the opening lines for the slate also putting Arizona at -7.5 at home against St. Louis, Seattle at -7.5 at home against the Giants, Green Bay at -7.5 at home against Chicago and Dallas at -7.5 over at Wembley Stadium in London against a Jaguars team that sits at 1-8 SU and 2-6-1 ATS. The Philadelphia Eagles are also favored at -6 at home against the Carolina Panthers for Monday night, with Mark Sanchez taking over for the injured Nick Foles as Philadelphia's starting quarterback. 

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