Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona +2.5
State Farm Stadium is the venue where Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals will play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have Cleveland as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 47. The Browns are 6-7-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 7-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-9-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Cleveland Browns played the Cincinnati Bengals and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-19. Running the show from under center for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 11/24 with 192 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 2 picks on the day. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 57 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 106 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 7.1 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 19.0 yards per reception during the game. The Cleveland Browns ran the ball a total of 27 times and racked up 146 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 52 plays which added up to 333 yards. For the game, the Browns earned 17 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 30 yards. In terms of defense, Cleveland conceded 23 catches on 39 throws totaling 272 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 451 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Browns conceded 179 yards on 31 runs which is an average of 5.8 yards per attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Josh Schonwald on the Jaguars vs Raiders contest.
Browns Better their record to 6-7 After Win
The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 6-7 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 21 points per contest, which has them at 21st in the league. As a team, they are averaging 124 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th among AFC teams. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the AFC and 19th in the league with 4,508 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Browns have compiled a total of 15 passing TDs and 14 rushing touchdowns. They are a low scoring offensive team among AFC North teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Browns have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 22.4 points per contest putting them 9th among AFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Browns have allowed 2,831 yards. Opponents are completing 61.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 20 passing TDs and 11 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards on the ground, Cleveland is giving up 128.2 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the division and 26th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per carry putting them 13th in the AFC and 28th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,618 rushing yards through 13 games.
The last time they took the field, the Arizona Cardinals played the Pittsburgh Steelers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 23-17. Kenyan Drake led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 37 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per run. Christian Kirk was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 85 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 10.6 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 20/30 with 194 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He threw 3 interceptions in the game. The Arizona Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 22 times and earned a total of 71 yards which earned them an average of 3.2 yards per carry. For the contest, the Cardinals had a total of 17 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 75 yards. In the game, they ran 57 plays for a total of 236 yards. In terms of defense, Arizona allowed 16 completions on 19 throws totaling 135 yards, and a completion percentage of 84.0%. On the ground, the Cardinals allowed 140 yards on 35 tries which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed 275 yards and forced 2 turnovers. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Rams and Cowboys.
Cardinals are 3-9-1 After Loss
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 3-9-1. Arizona hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 111 rushing yards per contest, putting them 15th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 1,440 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cardinals average 324 yards per game overall ranking them 24th in the league and 13th in the NFC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cardinals are ranked 4th among NFC West teams and 22nd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20.9 points per game.
The Cardinals are giving up 28.8 points per game which puts them at 4th in the division and 30th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups among NFL teams. They are giving up 294 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals are ranked 16th in the conference. They have allowed 32 passing TDs for 2019. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 374 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 120 yards per game which puts them at 24th among NFL teams and 4th among NFC West teams. For this season, they have conceded 1,566 yards rushing and 7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns -2.5
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