Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pick, Odds, Week 13 Prediction 12/1/2019
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -3
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns are headed to Heinz Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh opens this game as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 38.5. The Browns are 5-6-0 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Steelers are 3-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Cleveland Browns played the Miami Dolphins and earned the victory by a score of 41-24. Nick Chubb paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 106 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Jarvis Landry was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 148 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 14.8 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 24/34 with 327 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Cleveland Browns rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned a total of 147 yards giving them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Browns earned 30 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 70 yards. In the game, they ran 67 plays for a total of 467 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Cleveland allowed 21 catches on 39 throws totaling 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. In the running game, the Browns allowed 92 yards on 20 carries which is an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 284 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Patriots and Texans.
Browns are 5-6 After Win
The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 5-6 for this year. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 21 points per contest, ranking them 20th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 124 yards on the ground per game which is 5th among AFC teams. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the AFC and 15th in the league with 3,896 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Browns have compiled a total of 14 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Browns have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 22.9 points per contest ranking them 10th in the AFC. In terms of yards on the ground, Cleveland is allowing 124.0 yards per game which has them at 3rd among AFC North teams and 25th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per carry which has them at 13th among AFC teams and 27th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,366 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have allowed 2,360 yards. Opponents are completing 61.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. They have allowed 19 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the Cincinnati Bengals and won 16-10. Running the show from under center for the Steelers was Devlin Hodges who went 5/11 with 118 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Benny Snell Jr. paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 21 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 98 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per run. James Washington led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 98 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 32.7 yards per reception for the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the ball a total of 38 times and added 160 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. In all, they ran 68 plays which added up to 339 yards. Overall, the Steelers got 16 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 76 yards. When discussing the defense, Pittsburgh gave up 12 catches on 26 tries totaling 158 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.0%. In the running game, the Steelers gave up 86 yards on 21 tries which is an average of 4.1 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 244 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Vikings vs Seahawks game.
Steelers are 6-5 After Win
The Steelers head into this game 6-5. Pittsburgh needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 88 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 25th among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 967 rushing yards through 11 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Steelers average 289 yards per contest overall putting them 28th in the league and 14th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Steelers sit in 3rd in the division and 25th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 19.6 points per contest.
The Steelers are conceding 19.3 points per contest which puts them at 2nd among AFC North teams and 8th in the NFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 212 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 103 yards per game which puts them at 11th in the league and 2nd in the division. For 2019, they have allowed 1,138 yards on the ground and 5 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the league. They are conceding 217 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Steelers are currently ranked 6th in the conference. They have allowed 18 passing TDs for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -3
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