Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Player Prop Picks: Taking Advantage of a Bad Line

John Hyslop gets in a late play on Austin Hooper in the Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns matchup.
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Sun, December 12, 8:57 AM EST | 4 min read
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Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Player Prop Picks: Taking Advantage of a Bad Line

When you're on a heater, you need to be plugged in. You need to be constantly going over the board again and again because that's how heaters stay hot. Think of yourself as a little mini heater, you need to be plugged in to work. Science. Since I know the heater rules, I was looking over the lines and I'll be honest, the books almost tricked me. It was damn close but my brain was just a little too big today. They didn't realize that when you're on a heater, you're just a little sharper than the average gambler. More science.

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Austin Hooper Over 3.5 receptions (+110)

Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing.

I'm at BetMGM for this one since they have the best number with 3.5 at +110. If you can't bet at BetMGM, don't worry because Barstool has 3.5 for +108 and DraftKings is hanging 3.5 at +110. The only book to really get this one right is FanDuel who came over the top with 3.5 at -113.

A lot of people are going to get galaxy brained out of their cash today because they are still mad at Austin Hooper for putting up a zero last time out. Don't be one of those people. Grudges are dumb in the gambling game and they hurt people. Hooper looks like he's going to redeem himself this afternoon. Forgive and forget people.

What the hotheads are forgetting is that last time out, the Browns knew the Baltimore Ravens were going to key on Hooper. He's too good not to. So instead, they targeted Harrison Bryant and David Njoku which was genius. The pair of tight ends combined for six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown stealing all of Hooper's work and almost won the game at the same time. Those tricky Browns.

That won't happen again today because neither Bryant or Njoku are playing this afternoon. Even though nothing is impossible, it's impossible to steal Hooper's stats if you aren't even active (rules). Hooper is set up to go off tonight and all we have to do is have the stones to bet him. That's crazy.

People forget that the Browns target their tight ends at the seventh-highest rate in the league. That's important because only five teams in the NFL have given up more receptions to the tight end position than the Ravens. This is the perfect crime people. I have Hooper cashing this in the first quarter.

* If you want to James Bond this thing, FanDuel has Hooper 50+ receiving yards at +194. Can't win if you don't bet.

Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Pick

  • Austin Hooper over 3.5 receptions (+110)
John Hyslop
@sloprules

John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.

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