Sunday, December 18, 2016
Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The Cleveland Browns travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Browns are 2-11-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7-0. The Bills have an over/under record of 10-3-0 and they are 5-8-0 against the spread.
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Robert Griffin III finished with 104 yards through the air for Cleveland last week. He completed 12 passes out of 28 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Isaiah Crowell, who finished with 113 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Gary Barnidge was the team leader in receiving with a total of 27 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cleveland got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 254 yards for the game. The Browns ran for 169 yards on 22 attempts.
Tyrod Taylor finished with 228 yards passing for Buffalo last week. He went 15 for 25, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Bills were led on the ground by Mike Gillislee, who finished with 34 yards on 2 carries. He ended the game with an average of 17 yards per rush. LeSean McCoy led the team in receiving with 81 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Buffalo had 14 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 48 total plays for 275 yards for the contest. The Bills ran for 67 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Cleveland scores 16 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 36 attempts for a 58% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 28th in the league. The Browns run for an average of 96 yards per game on 21 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 26th in the league. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 309 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Browns average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 31st in the NFL. They accumulate 46.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 29th in the league.
Cleveland allows 251 passing yards per game, ranking 17th, and they allow 29 points per contest on defense, which ranks 31st. They give up 22 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Browns allow 146 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the NFL. Cleveland allows 397 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 57.9 yards per game, ranking them 7th among NFL teams.
Buffalo averages 25 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 29 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 184 yards through the air per game, ranking them 31st. The Bills run for an average of 155 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 338 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the league on offense. The Bills get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 19th. They average 67.9 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 8th in the NFL.
Buffalo allows an average of 230 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 17th. They give up 19 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Bills allow 126 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 28th in the NFL. Buffalo allows 355 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 18th in the league. They force 7.5 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 27th.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 6-7-0 against the over/under this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-11-0 this season
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 10-3-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 5-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/30/16 OL John Greco Foot IR
10/17/16 DB Jordan Poyer Kidney IR
10/14/16 OL Joel Bitonio Foot IR
10/12/16 C Austin Reiter ACL IR
09/29/16 WR Josh Gordon Personal out for season
09/24/16 K Patrick Murray Knee IR
09/02/16 DL Desmond Bryant Pectoral IR
12/11/16 DT Kyle Williams Back "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/11/16 LB Lerentee McCray Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/06/16 WR Percy Harvin Migraine out for season
11/30/16 DT Corbin Bryant Shoulder IR
11/30/16 WR Walter Powell Ankle IR
11/29/16 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension expected to miss 10 games
11/26/16 S Robert Blanton Foot IR
11/15/16 C Eric Wood Leg IR
11/01/16 S Aaron Williams Head IR
10/14/16 WR Greg Salas Groin IR
09/02/16 TE Chris Gragg Knee IR
09/02/16 LB IK Enemkpali Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Reggie Ragland Knee IR
08/31/16 WR Kolby Listenbee Groin PUP
08/31/16 WR Marcus Easley Knee PUP
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -10
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