Miami Dolphins vs Cleveland Browns Pick, Odds, Week 12 Prediction 11/24/2019
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -9
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns play the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Cleveland opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 45. The Dolphins are 2-8-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Miami Dolphins faced the Buffalo Bills and took the loss by a score of 37-20. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who went 32/45 with 323 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. Kalen Ballage led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 7 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for 9 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 1.0 yards per carry. DeVante Parker led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 135 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 19.3 yards per catch for that game. The Miami Dolphins ended up running the ball 13 times and earned a total of 23 yards which earned them an average of 1.8 yards per rush. For the contest, the Dolphins racked up a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 44 yards. For the game, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 303 yards. In terms of defense, Miami allowed 21 catches on 33 throws totaling 256 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For this contest, they allowed 424 yards but didn't get any takeaways. In the running game, the Dolphins allowed 168 yards on 34 carries which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a pick for the contest between the Panthers and Saints.
Dolphins Worsen Their Record to 2-8 After Loss
The Dolphins step onto the field holding a record of 2-8 for 2019. They are a low scoring offensive team in the AFC East and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they are currently ranked 15th in the AFC and 29th in the NFL with 2,630 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Dolphins currently have a total of 9 passing TDs and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 14 points per game, putting them 31st in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 60 yards on the ground per contest which is 16th in the conference.
The Dolphins have one of the worst defenses in the league, giving up 30.5 points per game which has them at 16th in the AFC. When it comes to yards rushing, Miami is allowing 148.3 yards per game which has them at 4th among AFC East teams and 31st in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry ranking them 11th among AFC teams and 24th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 603 rushing yards through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Dolphins have allowed 2,460 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try. They have conceded 23 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the Cleveland Browns went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers and won 21-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 17/32 with 193 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 92 yards on 27 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per run. Odell Beckham Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 60 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Cleveland Browns ran the football 35 times and generated 104 yards which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 68 plays for a total of 293 yards. On the day, the Browns totaled 17 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 121 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland gave up 23 completions on 44 throws for a total of 178 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 236 yards and forced 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Browns gave up 58 yards on 16 runs which is an average of 3.6 yards per attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Guy Bruhn on the Raiders vs Jets game.
Browns Better their record to 4-6 After Win
The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 4-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Browns leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Browns are ranked 3rd in the division and 25th out of all the teams in the league averaging 19.2 points per game. Cleveland hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 122 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 12th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 1,219 rushing yards through 10 contests, 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 343 yards per game overall which has them at 22nd in the NFL and 10th in the conference.
The Browns are conceding 22.8 points per game ranking them 3rd among AFC North teams and 17th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are giving up 217 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Browns are currently ranked 5th among AFC teams. They have conceded 17 passing TDs this season. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 228 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 127 yards per contest ranking them 26th in the league and 3rd in the division. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,272 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns -9
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