Browns vs Broncos Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Brandon Allen and the Denver Broncos play the Cleveland Browns at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Denver opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 43. The Browns are 2-5-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Cleveland Browns took on the New England Patriots and lost 27-13. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 44 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 131 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 6.6 yards per run. Jarvis Landry led the team in receiving yardage by earning 65 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 20/31 with 194 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Cleveland Browns ran the ball a total of 22 times and racked up a total of 159 yards which had them averaging 7.2 yards per run. On the day, they ran 58 plays for 310 yards. For the game, the Browns totaled 15 first downs and they had 13 penalties for 85 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland conceded 20 catches on 36 tries totaling 239 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 318 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Browns conceded 79 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free pick against the spread for the contest between the Texans and Jaguars.
Browns End Up at 2-5 After Loss
The Browns come into this game with a record of 2-5 this season. 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. For total yardage, they rank 12th in the conference and 25th in the league with 2,417 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Browns currently have a total of 6 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 19 points per game, putting them 25th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 125 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the AFC.
The Browns have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 25.9 points per contest ranking them 12th in the conference. In regard to yards rushing, Cleveland is allowing 143.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd among AFC North teams and 29th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rush which has them at 13th in the conference and 26th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 878 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have conceded 1,555 yards. Opponents are completing 65.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. They have conceded 14 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Denver Broncos played the Indianapolis Colts and lost 15-13. Leading the way at QB for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 20/32 with 174 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Phillip Lindsay led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 59 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per tote. Courtland Sutton led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 72 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 24.0 yards per catch for the game. The Denver Broncos ended up rushing 28 times and earned a total of 113 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 279 yards. In the game, the Broncos racked up a total of 21 1st downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 88 yards. When discussing the defense, Denver gave up 15 catches on 25 throws totaling 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the ground, the Broncos gave up 127 yards on 31 runs which means they had an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 318 yards and forced 1 turnover. Another game you may want to bet on is the pick from Josh Schonwald on the Redskins vs Bills game.
Broncos Fall to 2-6 After Loss
The Broncos come into this game with a record of 2-6. Denver needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 110 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 16th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 880 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Broncos average 313 yards per contest overall which has them at 26th in the league and 12th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Broncos sit in 4th among AFC West teams and 28th out of all the teams in the league averaging 15.6 points per contest.
The Broncos are conceding 18.9 points per game which puts them at 1st among AFC West teams and 8th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have given up 151 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 110 yards per game which puts them at 19th in the league and 2nd among AFC West teams. For 2019, they have given up a total of 878 yards on the ground and 6 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the top groups in the NFL. They are allowing 195 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos currently sit at 3rd in the AFC. They have conceded 6 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +1 and under 43 total points
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