Week 5 NFL picks and predictions: Browns vs. Giants

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The New York Giants are a near-unanimous selection over the Cleveland Browns this weekend.

The Cleveland Browns are overwhelming underdogs heading into Sunday's game against the New York Giants, but they've played their opponents close in each of their four games this season. The Giants have been dramatically better on the road in recent years than at home, but Cleveland still has a tough road ahead.

Surveying the predictions of NFL experts, you wouldn't expect the Browns to have much of a chance, either. Across ESPN, Yahoo and CBS, 15 experts are all picking the Giants to beat the Browns, straight up. The computer prediction systems at ESPN and CBS and the users of ESPN and Yahoo all also favor the Giants.

One difference is at CBS, where their eight experts also pick the games against the spread. All eight of those experts are picking the Browns to cover the spread, which currently stands at 10 points in favor of New York. The Browns, though it's no solace to them, have been 2-1-1 against the spread this season.

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