Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Cleveland Browns travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Browns have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
09/09/18 DB E.J. Gaines Knee is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
09/09/18 LB James Burgess Jr. Concussion is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
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
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
09/09/18 T Andrus Peat Quad is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/09/18 WR Cameron Meredith Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/04/18 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Neck IR
09/04/18 DB Rickey Jefferson Knee IR
09/04/18 RB Shane Vereen Finger IR
09/04/18 WR Travin Dural Arm IR
05/21/18 RB Mark Ingram Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/08 vs Washington)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 21. They have run 85 plays this season for 327 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Browns average 3.8 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland has run for 177 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 38 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 11 times for 87 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the league in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 197 yards this season. He has completed 15 passes on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 37.5%. His quarterback rating is 51.8. He averages 4.9 yards per pass attempt and 13.1 yards per completion.
Cleveland is 31st in the league in points allowed on defense with 21. They have surrendered a total of 472 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Browns are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has given up 7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 24th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 23 passes on 41 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, placing them 23rd and 8th in the National Football League. The Cleveland pass defense has also given up a total of 313 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 35 attempts for 159 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Browns have committed 12 penalties for 116 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 15.8% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 43 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 13 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 8 times for 77 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 40. They have run 59 plays this year for 475 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 8.1 yards per play, which is 1st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 37 throws while attempting 45 passes for a completion percentage of 82.2%. He has passed for 439 yards this year. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 9.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.5.
The Saints rush defense has given up 34 attempts for 112 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 70 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in the league. They've allowed a score on 63.6% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the NFL. New Orleans is 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 48. They have given up a total of 529 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Saints are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 8.5. Their pass defense has allowed 14.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 16th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 21 throws on 28 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 13th and 17th in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 417 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +7.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free NFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert NFL Picks