Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
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The Baltimore Ravens travel to FirstEnergy Stadium to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Ravens have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Browns have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
10/02/18 TE Hayden Hurst Foot is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/01/18 CB Jimmy Smith Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/30/18 CB Anthony Averett Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/30/18 DT Willie Henry Abdominal is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/17/18 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/12/18 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee IR
09/06/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 T Greg Senat Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Jaleel Scott Hamstring IR
09/03/18 CB Bennett Jackson Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 S DeShon Elliott Forearm IR
09/03/18 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Forearm IR
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
10/01/18 DB Terrance Mitchell Forearm is out indefinitely
09/30/18 LB James Burgess Jr. Knee is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
09/30/18 TE Seth DeValve Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
09/30/18 QB Tyrod Taylor Head is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
08/03/18 DB Howard Wilson Knee IR
08/03/18 OL Kevin Zeitler Calf is out indefinitely
07/25/18 WR Ricardo Louis Neck IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 123. They have run 299 plays this season for 1,587 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Ravens average 5.3 yards per play, which is 31st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore has run for 356 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 114 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 30 times for 231 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,252 yards this season. He has completed 110 passes on 171 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating is 96.9. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion.
Baltimore is 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 65. They have surrendered a total of 1,103 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Ravens are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Their pass defense has given up 4.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 156 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, placing them 14th and 26th in the National Football League. The Baltimore pass defense has also given up a total of 773 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 85 attempts for 330 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Ravens have committed 37 penalties for 352 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 24% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore is ranked 19th in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 68 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 51 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 191 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 23.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 37 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,891. The Baltimore Ravens have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 9, which is 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90.0%. Baltimore Ravens kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 798 yards on 17 punts, averaging 46.9 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 611 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in the league. They've run 129 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 28 times for 226 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. They are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 102. They have run 293 plays this year for 1,464 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 79 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Baker Mayfield has completed 38 throws while attempting 64 passes for a completion percentage of 59.4%. He has passed for 496 yards this year. He averages 13.1 yards per completion and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.2.
The Browns rush defense has given up 117 attempts for 467 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 289 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 27% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL. Cleveland is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 104. They have given up a total of 1,580 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Browns are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 101 throws on 165 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 8th in the league. The Browns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,113 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have tried 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 66.7%. Cleveland kickers have made 75% of their extra points, going 6 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,257 yards on 30 punts, averaging 41.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is 8th in the NFL in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 45 punt return yards and are averaging 5 yards per return, which is 29th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 15 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 19.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this season. They are 23rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,849.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -1.5
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