Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 9/22/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
TV: Prime Video
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-3)
The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) are headed to FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday where they will play the Cleveland Browns (1-1). Pittsburgh is 3-point dogs. The over/under is 40.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Steelers played the Patriots and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-14. Najee Harris was the best rusher for the Steelers with 15 carries for 49 yds (3.3 yards per attempt). Diontae Johnson averaged 9.5 yds per catch by earning 57 yards on 6 receptions. Mitchell Trubisky went 21/33 with 168 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 73.8 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Steelers conceded 124 yards on 31 attempts, which is 4.0 yards per run surrendered. Pittsburgh allowed 21 completions on 35 tries for a total of 252 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In all, they had 58 plays which gave them a total of 243 yds. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up running the ball 22 times and compiled 91 yds, earning them an average of 4.1 yds per attempt.
The Steelers have tallied 510 total yards for this campaign. Pittsburgh has a total of 19 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 11 infractions for 79 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Pittsburgh has totaled 2 touchdowns through the air and 0 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 2 different times (1 interception and 1 fumble lost). As a unit they hold an average of 83.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 26th in the league. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 18.5 points per outing.
The Steelers are ranked 12th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 18.5 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 128.5 rushing yards per game for the year. For the year, they have conceded 257 running yards through 2 outings. In terms of passing yardage, the Steelers have given up 551 yards which puts them in 30th in the league. They have conceded 275.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.4%. In total, they have allowed 404.0 yards/game ranking them 25th in the National Football League. They have given up 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 1 touchdown via the ground game.
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The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Browns walked away with a loss by a score of 31-30 against the Jets. Nick Chubb carried the rock 17 times for 87 yds, finishing the game with 5.1 yds per carry for Cleveland. Amari Cooper was a featured target for the Browns, grabbing 9 balls for 101 yards (11.2 yards per catch). Jacoby Brissett (1 TD) ended the game with 229 yards on 22/27 through the air while his QB rating was 98.9. He threw 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 8.5 yds. Cleveland conceded 20 rush attempts for 93 yds (4.7 yards per rush). The Browns secondary allowed a completion percentage of 60.0%, surrendering 309 yards on 27 out of 45 passing. The Browns finished the game with 405 yds while they ran 65 plays (6.2 yds per play). Cleveland ran the ball for 5.0 yds per carry, finishing with 184 yards on 37 attempts.
The Cleveland Browns maintain an average of 380.0 yards/game which is good for 9th in the NFL. They average 200.5 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 401 yards overall. The Cleveland offense has compiled 109 yds of penalties on 14 violations, which is good for 10th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 1 pick while allowing opponents to recover 0 fumbles and they have tallied 22 1st downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Browns have earned 359 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 179.5 passing yards per game, which is ranked 26th in the league. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Browns are sitting 7th in the league scoring 28.0 PPG.
They have surrendered 5 touchdowns from the passing game and 258.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 25th out of all teams. Cleveland has surrendered a total of 147 yards on the ground (73.5 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground this season. Their defense has compiled 2 takeaways (1 fumble and 1 pick) so far this season. The Browns defense has participated in 117 plays, which is good for 9th in football. This year, they have surrendered 55 total points. The Browns are allowing 27.5 points per game, which has them in 26th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Steelers +3
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