Cleveland Browns vs New York Giants Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: Cleveland Browns vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York +4
MetLife Stadium is the site where Daniel Jones and the New York Giants (5-8) will take on the Cleveland Browns (9-4) on Sunday. Cleveland opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 46.5.
The Cleveland Browns head into this game 9-4 for this year. In their last contest they faced the Baltimore Ravens and were defeated 47-42. Baker Mayfield went 28/47 with 343 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for a total of 82 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per run. Kareem Hunt was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 77 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 12.8 yards per catch for the game. The Cleveland Browns ended up rushing 28 times and earned 138 yards giving them an average of 4.9 yards per run. Overall, they finished with a total of 76 plays for 493 yards. Overall, the Browns got 33 1st downs and they had 8 infractions for 75 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cleveland allowed 12 catches on 21 throws totaling 154 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Against the run, the Browns allowed 231 yards on 32 attempts which gave them an average of 7.2 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 385 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns are averaging 26.8 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 156.2 yards on the ground which is 3rd in the league. The Browns have tallied 4,864 total yards this year. In terms of scoring, Cleveland has earned 24 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding yards through the air, the Browns have allowed 3,237 yards which puts them in 20th in the league. During the season, they have allowed 363.1 yards/outing which ranks them 19th in the NFL. The Browns are ranked 27th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 28.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.4 yards per tote and 114.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of their 13 games played this season, they have conceded 249.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.9%. Overall, they have conceded 1,483 running yards through 13 outings.
The Giants step onto the field holding a record of 5-8 this year. In their last outing they played the Arizona Cardinals and were beaten 26-7. Wayne Gallman led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per run. Sterling Shepard led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 35 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 11.7 yards per catch for the game. Daniel Jones went 11/21 with 127 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The New York Giants rushed the ball a total of 17 times and earned 78 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per rush. In the game, the Giants got 10 1st downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 10 yards. In the game, they ran 49 plays which gave them a total of 159 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New York conceded 24 completions on 35 tries for a total of 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 390 yards but didn't force any takeaways. In the running game, the Giants conceded 159 yards on 43 tries which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Giants are ranking 31st in the league with an average of 18.3 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Giants have thrown for a total of 2,386 passing yards along with an average of 183.5 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 30th in the NFL. They average 116.5 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,515 yards in total. The New York Giants hold an average of 300.1 yards/game which ranks them 31st in the league. In terms of passing yards, the Giants have surrendered 3,139 yards which ranks them 17th in the league. In total, they have surrendered 342.9 yards per contest which has them sitting 11th in the league. The Giants are sitting in 10th in the National Football League in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 22.4 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 101.5 rushing yards per contest for the year. In their 13 games, they have allowed 241.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.2%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,319 rushing yards through 13 outings.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns -4
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