Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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The Cleveland Browns travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Browns have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
10/21/18 DB E.J. Gaines Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
10/21/18 LB Joe Schobert Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
10/15/18 WR Rod Streater Neck IR
10/13/18 WR Derrick Willies Collarbone IR
10/09/18 WR Rashard Higgins Knee is OUT 2-4 weeks
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 Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
10/21/18 WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/21/18 LB L.J. Fort Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/21/18 S Morgan Burnett Groin is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/16/18 RB Le'Veon Bell Holdout is out indefinitely
09/09/18 WR Eli Rogers ACL PUP
09/04/18 TE Jake McGee Achilles IR
09/04/18 LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Hamstring IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Malleck Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DB Trey Johnson Shoulder IR
08/03/18 T Jerald Hawkins Quad IR
08/03/18 LB Ryan Shazier Back IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 151. They have run 503 plays this season for 2,502 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Browns average 5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 134 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland has run for 945 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 201 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 58 times for 459 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the league in penalties. Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,291 yards this season. He has completed 108 passes on 187 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating is 78.5. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion.
Cleveland is 31st in the league in points allowed on defense with 177. They have surrendered a total of 2,895 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Browns are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 24th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 174 passes on 295 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 1,952 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 210 attempts for 943 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Browns have committed 50 penalties for 467 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Cleveland is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 29th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 355 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 20.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 23rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,838. The Cleveland Browns have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71.4%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 6 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,951 yards on 45 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That places them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 532 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 131 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 58 times for 528 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the NFL in penalties. They are 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 171. They have run 401 plays this year for 2,506 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 170 throws while attempting 261 passes for a completion percentage of 65.1%. He has passed for 2,033 yards this year. He averages 12 yards per completion and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 94.6.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 141 attempts for 587 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 398 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.8% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 154. They have given up a total of 2,281 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Steelers are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 153 throws on 247 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,694 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 5th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 62.5%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 16 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,256 yards on 29 punts, averaging 43.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and are averaging 10.3 yards per return, which is 23rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 308 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 20.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,976.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns +7
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