Browns vs Patriots Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Cleveland opens this matchup as 11-point dogs. The total has been set at 46.5. The Browns are 2-4-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Patriots are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-0-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Cleveland Browns took on the Seattle Seahawks and were defeated 32-28. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 22/37 with 249 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He threw 3 interceptions during the game. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 52 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 122 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Odell Beckham Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 101 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 16.8 yards per catch for the game. The Cleveland Browns ran the ball a total of 24 times and earned a total of 157 yards giving them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 406 yards. For the game, the Browns got 21 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 83 yards. In terms of defense, Cleveland gave up 23 catches on 33 attempts totaling 284 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the run, the Browns gave up 170 yards on 38 carries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 454 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Alan Matthews on the Redskins vs Vikings contest.
Browns End Up at 2-4 After Loss
The Browns head into this game 2-4 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC North teams 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 26th in the NFL with 2,107 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Browns have compiled a total of 5 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 20 points per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 120 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the conference.
The Browns have one of the average defenses in the league, allowing 25.7 points per game ranking them 12th in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, Cleveland is allowing 154.0 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the division and 30th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per carry which has them at 14th in the conference and 30th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 719 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have allowed 1,316 yards. Teams are completing 67.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. They have conceded 12 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the New England Patriots took on the New York Jets and won 33-0. Running the show from under center for the Patriots was Tom Brady who went 31/45 with 249 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Sony Michel led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he notched 3 TD's in the game. He scurried for 42 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 2.2 yards per run. James White led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 8.4 yards per catch for the game. The New England Patriots ran the football 34 times and racked up a total of 74 yards earning them an average of 2.2 yards per carry. Overall, the Patriots had a total of 22 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 92 yards. Overall, they ran 79 plays which added up to 323 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New England gave up 11 catches on 32 throws totaling 73 yards, and a completion percentage of 34.0%. For the game, they allowed 154 yards and earned 6 turnovers. On the ground, the Patriots gave up 81 yards on 20 attempts which is an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Cardinals vs Saints contest.
Patriots Now 7-0 After Win
The Patriots step onto the field holding a record of 7-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Patriots have one of the best offenses in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Patriots sit in 1st in the division and 1st out of all the teams in the league averaging 31.9 points per game. New England needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 98 yards on the ground per game, putting them 22nd in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 683 rushing yards through 7 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 Patriots average 377 yards per contest overall which has them at 10th among NFL teams and 5th in the conference.
The Patriots are allowing 6.9 points per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 1st among NFL teams. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the NFL. They are allowing 148 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Patriots are ranked 1st in the conference. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown this year. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 48 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 75 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the NFL and 1st in the division. For this year, they have allowed a total of 523 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Browns +11
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