Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 9/17/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
TV: NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -8.5
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Cincinnati opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 46.
The Cincinnati Bengals head into this game 0-1 for the year. In Week 1 they took on the Los Angeles Chargers and were defeated 16-13. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bengals was Joe Burrow who went 23/36 with 193 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception during the game. Joe Mixon paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 69 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 3.6 yards per carry. A.J. Green led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 10.2 yards per reception for the game. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball a total of 28 times and racked up a total of 122 yards giving them an average of 4.4 yards per run. Overall, they finished with a total of 67 plays which added up to 295 yards. On the day, the Bengals had a total of 19 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 44 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Cincinnati conceded 16 catches on 30 throws for a total of 207 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. On the ground, the Bengals gave up 155 yards on 39 attempts which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 362 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
Tyler Boyd has snatched up 2,935 receiving yards in 57 games for his career. He's hauled in 246 balls thrown his way for an average of 11.9 yards per reception. His longest reception of his career went for 49 yards and he's been able to snag 65.8% of the balls thrown in his direction. Boyd (15 receiving touchdowns) has accumulated an average of 51.5 yds per game receiving and he averages 4.3 receptions per game throughout his career. John Ross (10 TD's through the air) has an average of 29.3 yds per contest receiving and he averages 2.0 receptions per game throughout his career. His longest catch of his career went for 66 yds and he's been able to haul in 42.1% of the balls thrown in his direction. He has hauled in 51 passes thrown his way which averages 14.4 yards per catch. Ross has racked up 733 yards through the air in 25 games throughout his career.
The Browns head into this game 0-1 this year. In Week 1 they took on the Baltimore Ravens and lost 38-6. Kareem Hunt led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 72 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per run. Jarvis Landry was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 61 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 12.2 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 21/39 with 189 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Cleveland Browns ended up rushing 27 times and racked up a total of 138 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Browns totaled 20 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 80 yards. For the game, they ran 68 plays which added up to 306 yards. In terms of defense, Cleveland conceded 21 completions on 26 tries totaling 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. On the day, they allowed 377 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Browns conceded 107 yards on 30 carries which is an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed.
To this point in his career, Nick Chubb has laced them up in 33 contests and has gained 2,550 yds on the ground. He has carried the ball 500 times for an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. He's gaining 77.3 yards per contest and has scored 16 times as a runner. Chubb has fumbled the ball 4 times in his career and his longest rush is 32 yds. Austin Hooper (16 touchdowns through the air) has an average of 37.7 yds per game receiving and he averages 3.6 catches per game in his career. His longest catch of his career went for 88 yards and he's been able to snag 77.4% of the passes thrown to him. He has snatched 216 balls which means he averages 10.5 yards per catch. Hooper has snatched up 2,259 yards as a receiver in 60 games throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals +8.5
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