Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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The Baltimore Ravens head to FirstEnergy Stadium to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 40. The Ravens are 7-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-5-0. The Browns are 3-10-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-7-0.
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Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 7-5-1 against the spread
Important Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 3-10-0 against the spread
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/11/17 WR Chris Moore Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/10/17 LB Za'Darius Smith Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/10/17 G Jermaine Eluemunor Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/03/17 CB Jimmy Smith Achilles is out for season
09/27/17 DE Brent Urban Foot IR
09/20/17 LB Bam Bradley ACL IR
09/20/17 G Marshal Yanda Ankle IR
09/16/17 CB Sheldon Price Concussion IR
09/04/17 G Alex Lewis Shoulder IR
09/04/17 TE Crockett Gillmore MCL IR
09/04/17 CB Tavon Young ACL IR
08/28/17 LB Albert McClellan ACL IR
07/25/17 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee IR
07/02/17 TE Darren Waller Suspension out for season
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
12/10/17 DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun Knee is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
12/10/17 DL Danny Shelton Ribs is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
12/10/17 DB Jabrill Peppers Knee is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
11/21/17 DL Emmanuel Ogbah Foot IR
11/21/17 DL Jamie Meder Ankle IR
11/13/17 LB Jamie Collins Sr. MCL IR
10/23/17 OL Joe Thomas Triceps IR
10/03/17 LB Dominique Alexander Knee IR
09/05/17 DB Howard Wilson Knee PUP
08/23/17 LB Tank Carder ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens are 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 318. They have run 835 plays this year for 3,875 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens average 4.6 yards per play, which is 31st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 246 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore has run for 1,538 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 371 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 74 times for 620 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the NFL in penalties. Joe Flacco has passed for 2,413 yards this year. He's completed 272 throws while attempting 422 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 78. He averages 8.9 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Baltimore is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 246. They have given up a total of 4,280 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Ravens are 5th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 274 throws on 455 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, ranking them 15th and 23rd in the league. The Baltimore pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,869 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 362 attempts for 1,411 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Ravens have had 82 penalties for 693 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.2% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore is 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 280 punt return yards and are averaging 11.7 yards per return, which is 2nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 77 yards. They have returned 28 kicks for 739 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 26.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 96 yards this season. They are 24th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,064. The Baltimore Ravens have tried 30 field goals this season and made 27, which is 6th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.0%. Baltimore Ravens kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,146 yards on 69 punts, averaging 45.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 1,406 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 318 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 87 times for 752 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. They are 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 197. They have run 830 plays this season for 4,048 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Browns average 4.9 yards per play, which is 25th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 246 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. DeShone Kizer averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion. He has completed 201 passes on 373 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.9%. His quarterback rating is 61.2. He has thrown for 2,252 yards this season.
The Browns rush defense has allowed 377 attempts for 1,248 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. Cleveland has committed 87 penalties for 809 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.3% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league. They are 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 335. They have surrendered a total of 4,268 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 297 passes on 433 attempts against the Cleveland defense this season, placing them 27th and 13th in the National Football League. The Browns pass defense has also given up a total of 3,020 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 12, which is 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70.6%. Cleveland kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,072 yards on 65 punts, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 32. They've accumulated 185 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 26th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 585 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 22.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 71 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,071.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns +7
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