Sunday, October 23, 2016
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Cleveland Browns travel to Paul Brown Stadium to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Browns are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Bengals have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Cody Kessler finished with 336 yards through the air for Cleveland last week. He completed 26 passes out of 41 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Duke Johnson Jr., who finished with 18 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Terrelle Pryor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 75 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cleveland got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 1 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 341 yards for the game. The Browns ran for 40 yards on 15 attempts.
Andy Dalton finished with 254 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 21 for 31, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Bengals were led on the ground by Giovani Bernard, who finished with 49 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. A.J. Green led the team in receiving with 88 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 20 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 357 yards for the contest. The Bengals ran for 120 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Cleveland scores 19 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 26th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in the league. The Browns run for an average of 111 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 13th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 348 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Browns average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the NFL. They accumulate 61.7 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 6th in the league.
Cleveland allows 285 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 29 points per contest on defense, which ranks 30th. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Browns allow 118 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 27th in the NFL. Cleveland allows 403 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 29th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 62.3 yards per game, ranking them 21st among NFL teams.
Cincinnati averages 18 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 28th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 275 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Bengals run for an average of 90 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 365 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Bengals get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 16th. They average 46.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 23rd in the NFL.
Cincinnati allows an average of 247 passing yards per game, which ranks 17th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th. They give up 21 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Bengals allow 108 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 20th in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 355 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 15th in the league. They force 6.2 penalties for 59.7 yards in each contest, ranking 7th.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/16 RB Duke Johnson Jr. Knee probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/17/16 DB Jordan Poyer Kidney out for season
10/16/16 DB Joe Haden Groin "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/16/16 DL Xavier Cooper Forearm "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/16/16 TE Seth DeValve Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/14/16 OL Joel Bitonio Foot IR
10/12/16 C Austin Reiter ACL IR
10/04/16 TE Randall Telfer Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/29/16 WR Josh Gordon Personal out indefinitely
09/24/16 WR Corey Coleman Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/24/16 K Patrick Murray Knee IR
09/19/16 QB Josh McCown Shoulder out indefinitely
09/12/16 QB Robert Griffin III Shoulder IR
09/02/16 DL Desmond Bryant Pectoral IR
10/17/16 C Russell Bodine Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/16/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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