The Cleveland Browns will attempt to reach their first AFC Championship Game since the 1989 season when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. In the Super Bowl era, the Browns have made the conference championship game five times, losing all of them. Cleveland (12-5) enters Sunday's game coming off the franchise's first playoff win since 1994 and first road playoff win since 1969.
Can you trust the Browns in your NFL bets and NFL parlays? Kansas City is a 10-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from William Hill Sportsbook, one of the largest NFL spreads of the entire postseason. Before making any Divisional Round picks or playoff predictions, see the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.
A beloved national treasure, Hammer enters the Divisional Round on an extended heater. Over the final 10 weeks of the 2019 season and through last week, he is an incredible 48-31 on his NFL best bets.
This is the same prognosticator who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. In 2017, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 on against-the-spread NFL picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hammer has locked in three confident best bets for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs 2021. If you parlay his picks, you could be looking at a 6-1 payout. You can only see them here.
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After thoroughly examining the four Divisional Round games, Hammer jumped on the Browns (+10) to cover against the Chiefs. The Browns feature the league's No. 3 rushing attack, which averaged 148.4 yards during the regular season. In last week's Wild Card win over Pittsburgh, running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 124 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
Browns cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson, who both missed the previous two games, were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday and will be key if the defense hopes to slow Kansas City's aerial circus. In addition, coach and offensive play-caller Kevin Stefanski, who missed the playoff win after a positive COVID-19 test, also will be back on the sidelines.
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Hammer, who has inside sources throughout the league, also jumped on two other matchups: Rams vs. Packers and Ravens vs. Bills. Hammer says one of those teams "covers with ease," leading to an easy payout. You can only see his best bets here.
What are Hammer's top Divisional Round NFL picks? And which side of Los Angeles vs. Green Bay and Baltimore vs. Buffalo do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's Divisional Round best bets, all from the legendary handicapper on a 48-31 heater, and find out.