Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bengals head to FirstEnergy Stadium to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 46.
The Bengals are 7-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-5-1. The Browns are 9-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-8-0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 8-5-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-7-0 against the spread
Important Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 9-5-0 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
12/17/18 LB Jordan Evans Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
12/16/18 WR Tyler Boyd Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
12/16/18 LB Vontaze Burfict Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
12/12/18 WR A.J. Green Toe IR
11/29/18 T Jake Fisher Back IR
11/26/18 QB Andy Dalton Thumb IR
11/25/18 LB Preston Brown Knee IR
11/23/18 DT Josh Tupou Pectoral IR
11/04/18 DE Carl Lawson ACL IR
10/24/18 TE Mason Schreck Knee IR
10/07/18 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Cethan Carter Shoulder IR
09/04/18 CB Davontae Harris Knee IR
09/04/18 S Trayvon Henderson Knee IR
07/28/18 OL Rod Taylor ACL IR
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
12/16/18 OL Austin Corbett Foot is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/16/18 DB Denzel Ward Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/13/18 TE Orson Charles Ankle IR
11/07/18 LB Christian Kirksey Hamstring IR
10/15/18 WR Rod Streater Neck IR
10/13/18 WR Derrick Willies Collarbone IR
08/03/18 DB Howard Wilson Knee IR
07/25/18 WR Ricardo Louis Neck IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals are 26th in the National Football League in points scored with 337. They have run 847 plays this year for 4,567 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Bengals average 5.4 yards per play, which is 28th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 280 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 1,455 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the league. They've run 317 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 102 times for 857 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the NFL in penalties. Jeff Driskel has passed for 775 yards this year. He's completed 80 throws while attempting 134 passes for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 79.7. He averages 9.7 yards per completion and 5.8 yards per pass attempt.
Cincinnati is 16th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 413. They have given up a total of 5,782 yards on D, which is 18th in the league. The Bengals are 7th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has allowed 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 4th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 330 throws on 501 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this season, ranking them 15th and 23rd in the league. The Cincinnati pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,789 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 418 attempts for 1,993 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the NFL against the run. The Bengals have had 98 penalties for 818 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in the league. They've allowed a score on 46.5% of possessions on defense, which is 24th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is 1st in the NFL in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 233 punt return yards and are averaging 11.7 yards per return, which is 14th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 38 yards. They have returned 36 kicks for 907 yards on special teams, placing them 16th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 25.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 77 yards this season. They are 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,936. The Cincinnati Bengals have tried 20 field goals this season and made 16, which is 27th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 80.0%. Cincinnati Bengals kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,622 yards on 61 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 1,697 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 369 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 102 times for 802 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the league in penalties. They are 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 309. They have run 901 plays this season for 4,981 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Browns average 5.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 273 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Baker Mayfield averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion. He has completed 260 passes on 407 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating is 92.6. He has thrown for 3,065 yards this season.
The Browns rush defense has allowed 388 attempts for 1,765 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. Cleveland has committed 106 penalties for 910 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.4% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the league. They are 31st in the league in points allowed on defense with 348. They have surrendered a total of 5,616 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 24th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 366 passes on 583 attempts against the Cleveland defense this season, placing them 23rd and 8th in the National Football League. The Browns pass defense has also given up a total of 3,851 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 16, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76.2%. Cleveland kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 23 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,493 yards on 78 punts, averaging 44.8 yards per punt. That places them 9th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 232 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 29th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 37 kicks for 734 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 19.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 23rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,201.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns -7
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