NFL Picks: Seahawks vs Browns
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks travel to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Cleveland Browns. Seattle opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 46.5. The Seahawks are 4-1-0 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they played, the Seattle Seahawks took on the Los Angeles Rams and won 30-29. Leading the way at QB for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 17/23 with 268 yards through the air and threw 4 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Chris Carson led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 118 yards on 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per run. Will Dissly was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 81 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 20.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Seattle Seahawks ended up running the ball 43 times and totaled 167 yards which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 67 plays for 429 yards. In the game, the Seahawks racked up a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 45 yards. In terms of defense, Seattle gave up 29 completions on 49 attempts totaling 395 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the day, they gave up 477 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Seahawks gave up 82 yards on 18 attempts which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free pick against the spread for the game between the Panthers and Bucs.
Seahawks Improve to 4-1 After Win
The Seahawks head into this game 4-1 for this year. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC West teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they sit in 3rd in the NFC and 6th among all NFL teams with 1,940 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Seahawks currently have a total of 12 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 27 points per contest, putting them 8th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 123 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd among NFC teams.
The Seahawks have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 23.6 points per game which has them at 9th among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Seahawks have conceded 1,353 yards. Teams are completing 64.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 7 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Seattle is allowing 80.0 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the NFC West and 4th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush putting them 8th among NFC teams and 13th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 613 rushing yards through 5 games.
The last time they played, the Cleveland Browns played the San Francisco 49ers and were beaten 31-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 8/22 with 100 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 37 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 87 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 75 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 18.8 yards per catch in the game. Take a look where the Browns rank in our Week 6 NFL power rankings. The Cleveland Browns rushed the ball a total of 18 times and totaled 102 yards earning them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 46 plays which gave them a total of 180 yards. On the day, the Browns earned a total of 9 first downs and they had 7 infractions for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland gave up 20 completions on 29 tries totaling 171 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 446 yards but didn't get any takeaways. Against the run, the Browns gave up 275 yards on 40 runs which gave the opponent an average of 6.9 yards per carry allowed.
Browns are Now 2-3 After Loss
The Browns head into this game 2-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Browns have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Browns are currently ranked 3rd in the AFC North and 25th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 18.4 points per contest. Cleveland hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 112 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 17th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 562 yards rushing through 5 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Browns average 340 yards per game overall ranking them 23rd in the league and 11th among AFC teams.
The Browns are conceding 24.4 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the division and 21st in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are giving up 206 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Browns sit in 4th among AFC teams. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns for 2019. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 122 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 151 yards per contest which puts them at 29th in the NFL and 3rd in the AFC North. For this year, they have given up a total of 754 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seahawks -2
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