Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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StubHub Center is the venue for the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 13 point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5. The Chargers are 6-4-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-7-0. The Browns are 2-9-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-6-0.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 2-9-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
11/27/17 WR Josh Gordon Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Chargers
11/26/17 S Derron Smith Knee is "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
11/26/17 P Britton Colquitt Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
11/26/17 QB DeShone Kizer Concussion has returned to game
11/26/17 WR Sammie Coates Knee is "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
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 Tricep 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
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
11/27/17 K Nick Novak Back is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/26/17 LB James Onwualu Quad is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/26/17 WR Mike Williams Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/24/17 C Matt Slauson Bicep IR
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness IR
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 1,181 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 269 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 77 times for 683 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the NFL in penalties. They are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 166. They have run 716 plays this year for 3,412 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 4.8 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. DeShone Kizer has completed 166 throws while attempting 313 passes for a completion percentage of 53%. He has passed for 1,823 yards this year. He averages 11 yards per completion and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 57.2.
The Browns rush defense has given up 325 attempts for 1,069 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 79 penalties for 727 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.8% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the NFL. Cleveland is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 289. They have given up a total of 3,498 yards on D, which is 9th in the league. The Browns are 12th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 231 throws on 344 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, ranking them 15th and 2nd in the league. The Cleveland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,429 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have tried 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 68.8%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,746 yards on 58 punts, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is 5th in the NFL in punt returns with 29. They've totaled 166 punt return yards and are averaging 5.7 yards per return, which is 25th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 25 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 510 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 23.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 71 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,323.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 14th in the NFL in points scored with 249. They have run 682 plays this season for 3,928 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 6th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,025 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the NFL. They've run 277 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 74 times for 619 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. Philip Rivers has thrown for 2,948 yards this season. He has completed 241 passes on 388 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 95.2. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 202. They have surrendered a total of 3,734 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 242 passes on 379 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 21st and 19th in the National Football League. The Chargers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,266 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 302 attempts for 1,468 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in the league against the run. The Los Angeles Chargers have committed 83 penalties for 734 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.2% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 168 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 65 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 351 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 17.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,525. The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 12, which is 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63.2%. Los Angeles kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 27 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,593 yards on 53 punts, averaging 48.9 yards per punt. That places them 4th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -13
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