New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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FirstEnergy Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 39. The Browns were 4-12-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-8-0. The Saints were 10-5-1 ATS and their over/under record was 9-7-0.
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Valuable New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The New Orleans Saints were 10-5-1 against the spread last year
Important Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Cleveland Browns were 4-12-0 against the spread last year
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
07/30/17 LB Dannell Ellerbe Foot out for season
07/30/17 C Max Unger Undisclosed PUP
07/30/17 T Terron Armstead Shoulder PUP
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints ran for 1,742 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 16th in the league. They ran 404 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints were penalized on offense 107 times for 969 yards last season, which had them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They were 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 469. They ran 1,105 plays last year for 6,816 yards, which ranked them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Saints averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 3rd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 395 1st downs last season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees completed 471 throws while attempting 673 passes for a completion percentage of 70.0% last year. He passed for 5,208 yards. He averaged 11.1 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 101.7 and his QBR was 72.0.
The Saints rush defense gave up 396 attempts for 1,626 yards last season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. They had 104 penalties for 881 yards on defense last year. That placed them 9th in the league. They allowed a score on 45.3% of possessions on defense, which was 32nd in the NFL. New Orleans was 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 454. They gave up a total of 6,006 yards on D, which was 27th in the league. The Saints were 31st in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense allowed 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 378 throws on 582 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense last season, ranking them 24th and 20th in the league. The New Orleans pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,380 yards in the air, which was 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns were 31st in the NFL in points scored with 264 last season. They ran 983 plays last year for 4,976 yards, which ranked them 30th in the league in total offense. The Browns averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 25th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 296 1st downs last year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland ran for 1,712 yards as a team, which ranked 19th in the NFL. They ran 350 times last year, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns were penalized on offense 95 times for 736 yards last season, which had them 27th in the league in penalties.
Cleveland was 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 452 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,279 yards on D, which was 31st in the NFL. The Browns were ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 543 attempts against the Cleveland defense last season, placing them 13th and 7th in the National Football League. The Cleveland Browns pass defense also gave up a total of 3,996 yards through the air, which was 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 498 attempts for 2,283 yards last year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. The Browns committed 104 penalties for 930 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 18th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 40.8% of possessions on defense, which was 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +1
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