Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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The Cleveland Browns head to Raymond James Stadium to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Browns are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Buccaneers are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-0-0.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-0-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
10/15/18 WR Rod Streater Neck IR
10/15/18 QB Baker Mayfield Ankle is probable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/14/18 WR Damion Ratley Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/14/18 LB James Burgess Jr. Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/14/18 LB Joe Schobert Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/14/18 CB Carlton Davis Groin is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
10/14/18 DT Gerald McCoy Calf injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/26/18 S Chris Conte Knee IR
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 128. They have run 441 plays this year for 2,197 yards, which ranks them 24th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cleveland has run for 826 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in the league. They've run 178 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 44 times for 345 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Baker Mayfield has passed for 1,076 yards this year. He's completed 85 throws while attempting 153 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 72.8. He averages 12.7 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Cleveland is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 151. They have given up a total of 2,439 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Browns are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 142 throws on 243 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 1,610 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 178 attempts for 829 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. The Browns have had 42 penalties for 402 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 28.6% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Cleveland is 8th in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and are averaging 7.4 yards per return, which is 29th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 33 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 355 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 20.9 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 2,838. The Cleveland Browns have tried 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 71.4%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 6 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,951 yards on 45 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 401 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 111 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 35 times for 313 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. They are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 141. They have run 312 plays this season for 2,243 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 7.2 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion. He has completed 46 passes on 61 attempts for a completion percentage of 75.4%. His quarterback rating is 101.8. He has thrown for 540 yards this season.
The Buccaneers rush defense has allowed 112 attempts for 421 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. Tampa Bay has committed 36 penalties for 355 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 47.4% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league. They are 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 173. They have surrendered a total of 2,199 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Their pass defense has given up 8.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 152 passes on 198 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense this season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Buccaneers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,778 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Tampa Bay kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 723 yards on 17 punts, averaging 42.5 yards per punt. That places them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 65 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 175 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 14.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,537.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -2.5
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