Sunday, October 9, 2016
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The New England Patriots travel to FirstEnergy Stadium to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has New England as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Patriots are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Browns have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Jacoby Brissett finished with 205 yards through the air for New England last week. He completed 17 passes out of 27 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 54 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Martellus Bennett was the team leader in receiving with a total of 109 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game New England got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 52 total plays for 277 yards for the game. The Patriots ran for 90 yards on 22 attempts.
Cody Kessler finished with 223 yards passing for Cleveland last week. He went 28 for 40, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Browns were led on the ground by Isaiah Crowell, who finished with 112 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Gary Barnidge led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Cleveland had 26 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 380 yards for the contest. The Browns ran for 163 yards on 28 carries as a team.
New England scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 21st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 29 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 211 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 28th in the league. The Patriots run for an average of 136 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 346 yards per game, ranking their offense 20th overall this season. The Patriots average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They accumulate 55.8 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 18th in the league.
New England allows 265 passing yards per game, ranking 20th, and they allow 15 points per contest on defense, which ranks 4th. They give up 27 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Patriots allow 101 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 15th in the NFL. New England allows 366 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 52.5 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among NFL teams.
Cleveland averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 26th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 222 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th. The Browns run for an average of 149 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 2nd on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 371 yards per game, ranking them 12th in the league on offense. The Browns get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 19th. They average 66.5 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 9th in the NFL.
Cleveland allows an average of 260 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in the league. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Browns allow 118 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Cleveland allows 378 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in the league. They force 7 penalties for 54.2 yards in each contest, ranking 17th.
New England Betting Trends
New England is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
New England has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 RB Brandon Bolden Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/16 QB Jimmy Garoppolo Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/16 G Jonathan Cooper Foot "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/16 TE Martellus Bennett Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/16 DE Rob Ninkovich Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/16 QB Tom Brady Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
08/31/16 G Tre Jackson Knee PUP
08/30/16 RB Dion Lewis Knee PUP
08/30/16 T Sebastian Vollmer Hip PUP
10/04/16 OL Alvin Bailey Suspension "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/04/16 DL Carl Nassib Hand "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/04/16 TE Randall Telfer Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/02/16 DB Ibraheim Campbell Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/02/16 TE Seth DeValve Knee "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/02/16 DB Tramon Williams Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/02/16 LB Nate Orchard Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New England
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 OL Cameron Erving Lung expected to miss 3-4 weeks
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
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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