Steelers vs Browns Picks, Predictions, Week 11 Odds 11/14/2019
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -3
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Pittsburgh opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 41.5. The Steelers are 5-4-0 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the Los Angeles Rams and won 17-12. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Steelers was Mason Rudolph who went 22/38 with 242 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jaylen Samuels paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 29 yards via 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.1 yards per carry. James Washington was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 90 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per catch during the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed the ball a total of 27 times and generated 42 yards which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt. In the game, the Steelers racked up 15 1st downs and they totaled 13 penalties for 107 yards. Overall, they ran 68 plays for 273 yards. In terms of defense, Pittsburgh allowed 22 completions on 42 tries for a total of 218 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 306 yards and earned 4 turnovers. On the ground, the Steelers allowed 88 yards on 23 carries which is an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Saints vs Buccaneers game.
Steelers Improve Their Record to 5-4 After Win
The Steelers head into this game 5-4 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC North teams 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 14th among AFC teams and 28th in the league with 2,599 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Steelers currently have a total of 12 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 21 points per contest, which has them at 19th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 83 yards on the ground per contest which is 13th in the AFC.
The Steelers have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 20.1 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Steelers have conceded 2,042 yards. Teams are completing 64.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have conceded 15 passing TDs and 4 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards rushing, Pittsburgh is giving up 105.3 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the AFC North and 16th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the AFC and 7th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 749 yards rushing through 9 games.
In their last game, the Cleveland Browns went up against the Buffalo Bills and won 19-16. Nick Chubb paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 24 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 116 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 5.8 yards per run. Jarvis Landry led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 97 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 10.8 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 26/38 with 238 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Cleveland Browns rushed the ball a total of 26 times and totaled 147 yards giving them an average of 5.7 yards per carry. For the contest, the Browns got 24 first downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 70 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 368 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cleveland gave up 22 completions on 41 attempts totaling 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. On the day, they conceded 344 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Browns gave up 84 yards on 20 attempts which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per carry allowed. Tony Sink has a free pick for the contest between the Texans and Ravens.
Browns are 3-6 After Win
The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 3-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Browns leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Browns are currently ranked 3rd among AFC North teams and 26th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 19.0 points per game. Cleveland needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 124 rushing yards per game, which has them at 13th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 1,115 rushing yards through 9 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 348 yards per contest overall putting them 19th in the league and 8th in the AFC.
The Browns are allowing 24.6 points per game which puts them at 3rd among AFC North teams and 21st in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are allowing 221 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Browns are ranked 5th in the AFC. They have conceded 16 passing TDs for 2019. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 221 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 135 yards per game which puts them at 27th among NFL teams and 3rd among AFC North teams. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,214 yards on the ground and 8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Steelers +3
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