Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 10/25/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 7
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati +3
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1) play the Cleveland Browns (4-2) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 49.5.
The Cleveland Browns come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this year. In their last outing they went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers and lost 38-7. Baker Mayfield went 10/18 with 119 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. Kareem Hunt paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 40 yards on 13 carries which gave him an average of 3.1 yards per run. Austin Hooper led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 52 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 10.4 yards per reception for the game. The Cleveland Browns ran the ball a total of 22 times and earned a total of 75 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 54 plays which added up to 220 yards. In the game, the Browns racked up 12 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland allowed 15 completions on 23 throws totaling 148 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. In the running game, the Browns allowed 129 yards on 37 tries which means they had an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 277 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns are averaging 27.2 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 169.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 1st in the league. The Browns have earned 2,153 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Cleveland has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. The Browns are sitting in 30th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 31.2 points per game. They are giving up 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 94.0 rushing yards per contest this season. In total, they have allowed 564 rushing yards through 6 games. When talking about passing yards, the Browns have allowed 1,630 yards which has them ranked 29th in the league. In their 6 games, they have surrendered 271.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. During this campaign, they are giving up 365.7 yards per outing which puts them 19th in the NFL.
The Bengals come into this game with a record of 1-4-1 for this season. In their last outing they went up against the Indianapolis Colts and lost 31-27. Joe Mixon led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 54 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 3.0 yards per carry. Tee Higgins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 125 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 20.8 yards per reception in the game. Joe Burrow went 25/39 with 313 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Cincinnati Bengals rushed the ball a total of 32 times and racked up a total of 98 yards which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Bengals earned a total of 22 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 20 yards. For the game, they totaled 73 plays for 398 yards. In terms of defense, Cincinnati gave up 29 completions on 44 throws totaling 371 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 430 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Bengals gave up 59 yards on 15 carries which is an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
During the season so far, the Bengals have thrown for a total of 1,449 yards through the air together with holding an average of 241.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 19th in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 343.3 yards/game which has them sitting 25th in the NFL. They average 101.8 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 611 yards for this year. When looking at how much they score, the Bengals rank 26th out of all teams in football scoring 21.5 points per outing. When talking about yards through the air, the Bengals have given up 1,514 yards which has them ranked 25th in the league. In total, they have given up 394.7 yards/game ranking them 25th in the NFL. The Bengals rank 17th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 26.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 142.3 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of their 6 games, they are allowing 252.3 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the year, they have given up 854 yards via the ground game in 6 games.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns -3
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