Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

By FEARLESS FREDDIE

Odds Bodkin

DEJA VU. Since this column is written Thursdays, this prediction is a little late. Your favorite football forecaster saw the Cleveland Browns winning a close one at home over the Buffalo Bills last night.

Until the Bills have proven they can win on the road, even a short trip to Ohio, they will remain underdogs.

Freddie sees it this way:

BROWNS 24, Bills 21

HOME teams are capitalized. Teams chosen to win the game are listed first, with the predicted margin of victory next. The official Las Vegas odds are in parentheses:

PROS

Thursday night

CLEVELAND +3 over Buffalo (+3.5 )

Sunday

New Orleans +3 over CHICAGO (even)

New England +3 over CINCINNATI (-1)

GREEN BAY +3 over Detroit (+7.5)

INDIANAPOLIS +3 over Seattle (-1)

MIAMI +3 over Baltimore (+2.5)

NY GIANTS +3 over Philadelphia (+1)

Kansas City +3 over TENNESSEE (+1)

ST. LOUIS +7 over Jacksonville (+11.5)

Carolina +3 over ARIZONA (+1)

Denver +6 over DALLAS (+7.5)

SAN FRAN +3 over Houston (+6.5)

San Diego +3 over OAKLAND (+4)

Monday

ATLANTA +7 over NY Jets (+10.5)

WEEK: 9-6 (.600). Vs. line 6-9 (.600).

YEAR: 37-26 (.583) vs. line 33-30 (.524)

COLLEGES

Saturday

FLA. ST. +14 over Maryland (+15.5)

Louisville +28 over TEMPLE (+32)

Texas Tech +14 over KANSAS (+17)

ALABAMA +48 over Ga. St. (+58.5)

MIAMI +3 over Georgia Tech (+5.5)

MICHIGAN +14 over Minnesota (+19)

Clemson +20 over SYRACUSE (+13.5)

Georgia +9 over TENNESSEE (+10)

OKLA. ST. +17 over Kansas St. (+14)

Fresno State +20 over IDAHO (+27)

Oregon +35 over COLORADO (+38.5)

FLORIDA +10 over Arkansas (+11.5)

Mississippi +3 over AUBURN (+2.5)

LSU +10 over MISSISSIPPI ST.(+9.5)

OKLAHOMA +10 over TCU (+10.5)

S. CAROLINA +20 over Kentucky (+21)

Arizona St. +3 over NOTRE DAME (+5.5)

BAYLOR +24 over West Virginia (+28)

Ohio St. +3 over NORTHWESTERN (+7)

STANFORD +6 over Washington (+7.5)

WEEK: 18-2 (.900). Vs. Line 7-13 (.350).

YEAR: 67-13 (.838). Vs. line 37-43 (.463).