Denver Broncos vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/21/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 7
Game: Denver Broncos vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-6)
The Denver Broncos (3-3) are headed to FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday where they will take on the Cleveland Browns (3-3). Cleveland opens this game as 6-point favorites. The total has been set at 44.5.
The Denver Broncos head into this game 3-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Broncos took on the Raiders and took a loss by a score of 34-24. Teddy Bridgewater went 35/49 with 334 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 84.9 and ended the game with 3 interceptions. Javonte Williams was the rushing leader for the Broncos with 11 totes for 53 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). Noah Fant left with an average of 10.8 yds per catch by notching 97 yards on 9 receptions. The Denver Broncos ran the rock 23 times and accounted for 112 yds, which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per tote. When the final whistle blew, they ran 77 plays which totaled 421 yds. Denver conceded 18 pass completions on 27 attempts for 340 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%. In the running game, the Broncos conceded 86 yards on 23 tries, which is 3.7 yds per run surrendered.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Denver Broncos are averaging 21.0 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 117.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 14th in the league. The Broncos currently have 2,210 total yards for this campaign. Denver has 79 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 38 penalties for 347 yards. They have turned the ball over 8 times (5 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Denver has totaled 10 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns on the ground.
The Broncos sit in 4th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 18.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush and 85.5 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. In total, they have allowed 513 rushing yards through 6 outings. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Broncos have conceded 1,375 yards which ranks them 14th in the NFL. They have conceded 229.2 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 56.7%. During the season, they are granting 314.7 yards per outing putting them at 4th in the league. They have allowed 7 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Browns head into this matchup 3-3 this season. In their last game, the Browns went home defeated by a final of 37-14 when they faced the Cardinals. Baker Mayfield (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 234 yards on 19/28 through the air while his QB rating was 102.4. He had 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 8.36 yds. Odell Beckham Jr. was a featured target for the Browns, grabbing 5 passes for 79 yards (15.8 yards per reception). Kareem Hunt carried the football 14 times for 66 yards, finishing the contest with 4.7 yards per carry for Cleveland. The Browns finished the contest with a total of 290 yds while running 55 plays (5.3 yards per play). Cleveland ran the ball for 3.8 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 73 yds on 19 carries. Cleveland allowed 37 rush attempts for 144 yds (3.9 yards per rush). The Browns pass defense allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 208 yds on 20 for 30 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Browns currently rank 9th in the league with 26.0 points per contest. For the season so far, the Browns have thrown for a total of 1,367 yards via the pass along with an average of 227.8 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 26th in the league. They maintain an average of 168.5 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,011 yards in total. The Cleveland Browns maintain an average of 396.3 yards/contest which has them ranked 9th in football. The Cleveland offense has 428 yards of penalties on 40 violations, which is 9th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 3 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 69 first downs.
Cleveland has conceded a total of 522 yards rushing (87.0 yards per game) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have given up 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 220.7 yards/outing, ranking them 9th in the league. They have earned 4 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 2 picks) so far this year. This season, they have relinquished 151 total points. The Browns defense taken the field for 361 plays, which is 11th in the league. The Browns are allowing 25.2 points per contest, ranking them 22nd in football.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos +6
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