Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns NFL Picks and Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams head to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 51. The Rams are 2-0-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
09/16/19 C Austin Blythe Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/16/19 TE Tyler Higbee Lung is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland
09/03/19 C Aaron Neary Suspension is out the first 4 games of the season
09/03/19 LB Micah Kiser Pectoral IR
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
09/17/19 TE David Njoku Concussion is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/19 RB Dontrell Hilliard Concussion is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/19 T Kendall Lamm Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/19 LB Adarius Taylor Ankle is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/19 DB Damarious Randall Concussion is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/19 QB Drew Stanton Knee IR
09/16/19 WR Rashard Higgins Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/02/19 T Drew Forbes Knee IR
09/02/19 CB Phillip Gaines Concussion IR
08/09/19 WR Antonio Callaway Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/7 vs San Francisco)
07/12/19 RB Kareem Hunt Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/10 vs Buffalo)
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Rams went up against the New Orleans Saints and notched a win by a score of 27-9. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Jared Goff who went 19/28 with 283 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Todd Gurley II led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 63 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per run. Cooper Kupp was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 120 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 24.0 yards per reception for the game.
The Rams head into this game 2-0 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 28.5 points per game, which has them at 7th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 140.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd among NFC teams. For total yards, they sit in 7th among NFC teams and 13th in the NFL with 729 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Rams currently have a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the division and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Rams have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 18 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rams have allowed 403 yards. Teams are completing 61.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 0 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of rushing yards, Los Angeles is allowing 92 yards per contest ranking them 3rd among NFC West teams and 9th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush which has them at 10th in the conference and 17th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 281 rushing yards through 2 contests.
The last time they played, the Cleveland Browns took on the New York Jets and won by a score of 23-3. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 19 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 62 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per run. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 161 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 26.8 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 19/35 with 325 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 1-1. Cleveland hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 86 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 22nd in the league. As a team, they have a total of 172 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Browns average 360.5 yards per game overall ranking them 15th in the NFL and 7th among AFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Browns sit in 3rd in the AFC East and 23rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 18 points per contest.
The Browns are giving up 23 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the AFC East and 19th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the NFL. They are allowing 192.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Browns sit in 3rd among AFC teams. They have allowed 3 passing TDs for 2019. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 46 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 108 yards per game ranking them 14th in the NFL and 2nd in the AFC East. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 216 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams -1.5
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