Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Mile High Stadium
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The Cleveland Browns head to Mile High Stadium to play the Denver Broncos on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5.
The Browns are 8-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7-0. The Broncos are 6-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-9-1.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 8-5-0 against the spread
Important Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-9-1 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 6-6-1 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
12/09/18 OL Austin Corbett Foot is questionable Saturday vs Denver
12/09/18 DB Denzel Ward Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Denver
12/09/18 DB E.J. Gaines Knee is questionable Saturday vs Denver
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
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
12/11/18 CB Isaac Yiadom Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
12/09/18 LB Brandon Marshall Knee is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
12/09/18 DB Tramaine Brock Ribs is questionable Saturday vs Cleveland
12/05/18 WR Emmanuel Sanders Leg IR
12/02/18 CB Chris Harris Jr. Fibula is out indefinitely
12/01/18 TE Jeff Heuerman Ribs IR
11/27/18 LB Shaquil Barrett Hip is out 3-4 weeks
11/06/18 C Matt Paradis Fibula IR
10/16/18 G Ron Leary Achilles IR
10/06/18 P Marquette King Thigh IR
09/27/18 TE Jake Butt Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Deiontrez Mount Achilles IR
09/04/18 S Jamal Carter Hamstring IR
09/04/18 LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams Knee IR
09/04/18 TE Troy Fumagalli Hernia IR
08/03/18 WR Jordan Taylor Hip IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 292. They have run 840 plays this year for 4,672 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 5.6 yards per play, which is 23rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland has run for 1,563 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in the league. They've run 341 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 96 times for 727 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Baker Mayfield has passed for 2,877 yards this year. He's completed 242 throws while attempting 376 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.4. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Cleveland is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 332. They have given up a total of 5,346 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Browns are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 335 throws on 535 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 8th in the league. The Cleveland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,613 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 368 attempts for 1,733 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. The Browns have had 98 penalties for 859 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.3% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Cleveland is 8th in the NFL in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 223 punt return yards and are averaging 8.9 yards per return, which is 29th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 33 yards. They have returned 35 kicks for 686 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 31 yards this season. They are 23rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,822. The Cleveland Browns have tried 20 field goals this season and made 15, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 75.0%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 81% of their extra points, going 21 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,299 yards on 74 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos have run for 1,693 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They've run 324 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 95 times for 744 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 27th in the NFL in points scored with 290. They have run 809 plays this season for 4,662 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 5.8 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 260 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion. He has completed 280 passes on 453 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating is 84.3. He has thrown for 3,139 yards this season.
The Broncos rush defense has allowed 341 attempts for 1,549 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in the league against the run. Denver has committed 105 penalties for 830 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league. They are 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 282. They have surrendered a total of 4,984 yards on D, which is 3rd in the NFL. The Denver Broncos are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 18th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 302 passes on 469 attempts against the Denver defense this season, placing them 2nd and 1st in the National Football League. The Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 3,435 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 16, which is 20th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80.0%. Denver kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,104 yards on 70 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Denver is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 129 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 20 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 393 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 18.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this year. They are 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,394.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -4.5
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