Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The Cleveland Browns head to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.
The Browns are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Texans are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
11/07/18 LB Christian Kirksey Hamstring IR
11/07/18 DB E.J. Gaines Concussion IR
10/15/18 WR Rod Streater Neck IR
10/13/18 WR Derrick Willies Collarbone IR
10/02/18 DB Terrance Mitchell Forearm IR
08/03/18 DB Howard Wilson Knee IR
07/25/18 WR Ricardo Louis Neck IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
11/26/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/26/18 WR Will Fuller V ACL is out for season
10/10/18 CB Kayvon Webster Quad IR
09/26/18 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
09/22/18 T Seantrel Henderson Leg IR
09/12/18 CB Kevin Johnson Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
09/04/18 CB Jermaine Kelly Undisclosed IR
08/03/18 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 253. They have run 743 plays this year for 3,896 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 5.2 yards per play, which is 23rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland has run for 1,416 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in the league. They've run 311 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 83 times for 630 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Baker Mayfield has passed for 2,242 yards this year. He's completed 195 throws while attempting 311 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.2. He averages 11.5 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Cleveland is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 283. They have given up a total of 4,569 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Browns are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 286 throws on 461 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 3,119 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 304 attempts for 1,450 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. The Browns have had 83 penalties for 714 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.4% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Cleveland is 8th in the NFL in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 204 punt return yards and are averaging 8.5 yards per return, which is 29th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 33 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 577 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 19.9 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 4,912. The Cleveland Browns have tried 18 field goals this season and made 13, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.2%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 18 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,065 yards on 69 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 1,221 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 305 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 73 times for 503 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 239. They have run 648 plays this season for 3,642 yards, which ranks them 20th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 5.6 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion. He has completed 201 passes on 309 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating is 98.6. He has thrown for 2,597 yards this season.
The Texans rush defense has allowed 261 attempts for 960 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. Houston has committed 67 penalties for 558 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.8% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league. They are 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 205. They have surrendered a total of 3,305 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Houston Texans are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 233 passes on 371 attempts against the Houston defense this season, placing them 6th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Texans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,345 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 22, which is 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81.5%. Houston kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,944 yards on 44 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 190 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 284 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 23.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,292.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -4.5
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