Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The Houston Texans host the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The Texans have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread. The Browns have an ATS record of 1-4-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0.
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Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
10/08/17 LB Jamie Collins Sr. Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/08/17 WR Kenny Britt Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/08/17 WR Sammie Coates Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/03/17 LB Dominique Alexander Knee IR
09/18/17 WR Corey Coleman Hand IR
09/05/17 DB Howard Wilson Knee PUP
08/23/17 LB Tank Carder ACL IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/09/17 DE J.J. Watt Tibia IR
10/09/17 LB Whitney Mercilus Pectoral IR
10/08/17 LB Ben Heeney Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/08/17 C Kyle Fuller Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/02/17 RB Tyler Ervin Knee out indefinitely
09/16/17 CB Kevin Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/3 vs. Tennessee)
09/13/17 T Duane Brown Holdout out indefinitely
09/12/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 446 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 117 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 35 times for 327 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the league in penalties. They are 31st in the NFL in points scored with 77. They have run 328 plays this season for 1,603 yards, which ranks them 16th in the league in total offense. The Browns average 4.9 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 103 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Kevin Hogan averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 14.5 yards per completion. He has completed 26 passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.4%. His quarterback rating is 104.8. He has thrown for 377 yards this season.
The Browns rush defense has allowed 133 attempts for 383 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. Cleveland has committed 48 penalties for 434 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.2% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league. They are 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 124. They have surrendered a total of 1,524 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Browns are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 114 passes on 154 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, placing them 24th and 10th in the National Football League. The Cleveland pass defense has also given up a total of 1,141 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 30th in the National Football League. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 798 yards on 17 punts, averaging 46.9 yards per punt. That places them 9th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is ranked 21st in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 34 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 2 kicks for 32 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 16 yards per kick return and have a long of 18 yards this year. They are 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,091.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 144. They have run 333 plays this year for 1,723 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 15th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 113 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 703 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the league. They've run 155 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 38 times for 294 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Deshaun Watson has passed for 1,072 yards this year. He's completed 90 throws while attempting 145 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 100.7. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 130. They have given up a total of 1,616 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Texans are 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 148 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 7th and 6th in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,107 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 137 attempts for 509 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. The Houston Texans have had 34 penalties for 355 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.7% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 56 punt return yards and are averaging 8 yards per return, which is 14th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 21 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 116 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 19.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this season. They are 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,148. The Houston Texans have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 9th in the league. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 890 yards on 18 punts, averaging 49.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns +10.5
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