New York Giants at Cleveland Browns Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/21/2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
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FirstEnergy Stadium is the venue for the game between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns on Monday, August 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 40. The Browns were 4-12-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-8-0. The Giants were 9-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 5-12-0.
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Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 5-12-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 9-7-1 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 York Giants Injuries
08/02/17 WR Sterling Shepard Ankle out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,412 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 29th in the league. They ran 398 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 88 times for 857 yards last season, which had them 31st in the NFL in penalties. They were 26th in the National Football League in points scored with 310. They ran 1,018 plays last year for 5,291 yards, which ranked them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Giants averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 22nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 289 1st downs last season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning completed 377 throws while attempting 598 passes for a completion percentage of 63.0% last year. He passed for 4,027 yards. He averaged 10.7 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 86.0 and his QBR was 51.8.
The Giants rush defense gave up 397 attempts for 1,417 yards last season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. They had 104 penalties for 853 yards on defense last year. That placed them 8th in the league. They allowed a score on 29.9% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the NFL. New York was 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 284. They gave up a total of 5,435 yards on D, which was 10th in the league. The Giants were 6th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 369 throws on 630 attempts against the New York Giants defense last season, ranking them 20th and 29th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,018 yards in the air, which was 23rd 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. Cody Kessler threw for 1,380 yards last season. He completed 128 passes on 195 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His QBR last year was 49.6 while is quarterback rating was 92.3. He averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion.
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 Giants/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Browns -2
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