Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York +9.5
Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (1-13) host the Cleveland Browns (10-4) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The odds on this contest have Cleveland as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 43.5.
The Cleveland Browns head into this matchup 10-4 for this year. The last time they took the field they went up against the New York Giants and earned the win by a score of 20-6. Baker Mayfield went 27/32 with 297 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 50 yards on 15 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per run. Rashard Higgins was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 76 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 19.0 yards per reception for the game. The Cleveland Browns ended up running the ball 30 times and added 106 yards giving them an average of 3.5 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 392 yards. For the contest, the Browns racked up a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 60 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Cleveland conceded 19 completions on 32 tries for a total of 214 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the running game, the Browns conceded 74 yards on 21 attempts which is an average of 3.5 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded 288 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Browns have earned 5,256 total yards this season. As a team they maintain an average of 152.6 yards in the run game ranking them 3rd in the NFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cleveland has amassed 26 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring points, the Cleveland Browns have an average of 26.3 points per contest. Concerning yards via the pass, the Browns have conceded 3,451 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the league. During this campaign, they have allowed 357.7 yards/outing which has them ranked 17th in football. The Browns rank 23rd in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 26.7 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 111.2 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of their 14 games played this season, they have surrendered 246.5 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.6%. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,557 rushing yards through 14 outings.
The Jets head into this matchup 1-13 for this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Los Angeles Rams and ended up getting the win by a score of 23-20. Frank Gore paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 8 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 59 yards by way of 23 carries which gave him an average of 2.6 yards per carry. Jamison Crowder was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 66 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 11.0 yards per catch in the game. Sam Darnold went 22/31 with 207 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The New York Jets ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up a total of 93 yards which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per run. Overall, the Jets earned 17 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 61 yards. Overall, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 289 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New York conceded 22 catches on 34 tries for a total of 189 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For the game, they allowed 303 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Jets conceded 114 yards on 19 attempts which means they had an average of 6.0 yards per carry allowed.
For the season thus far, the Jets have racked up 2,355 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 168.2 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 32nd in football. The New York Jets hold an average of 271.1 yards per game which is good for 32nd out of all teams in the league. They hold an average of 102.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,441 yards for the season. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Jets are ranking 32nd in the NFL with an average of 14.7 points per outing. The Jets are ranked 28th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 29.5 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 112.9 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 1,581 rushing yards through 14 contests. Regarding yards via the pass, the Jets have allowed 3,917 yards which puts them in 30th in the NFL. In their 14 games played this year, they have given up 279.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 70.6%. During this campaign, they have yielded 392.7 yards/contest which puts them 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +9.5
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