Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 10/18/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -4.5
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns (4-1) travel to Heinz Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0). The spread on this contest has Pittsburgh as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 44.5.
The Cleveland Browns come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this season. In their last outing they took on the Indianapolis Colts and ended up getting the win by a score of 32-23. Baker Mayfield went 21/37 with 247 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. Kareem Hunt paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 72 yards via 20 carries which had him averaging 3.6 yards per tote. Jarvis Landry was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 88 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 22.0 yards per catch for that game. The Cleveland Browns ran the football 33 times and earned 124 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 385 yards. For the game, the Browns had a total of 22 first downs and they had 2 infractions for 10 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland gave up 21 completions on 33 throws totaling 240 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. Against the run, the Browns gave up 68 yards on 18 runs which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 308 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns are sitting at 31.2 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 188.4 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 1st in the league. The Browns have tallied 1,933 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Cleveland has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. The Browns are sitting in 25th in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.8 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 87.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 435 rushing yards through 5 games. Concerning passing yards, the Browns have given up 1,482 yards which puts them in 30th in the league. Over the course of their 5 games played, they have yielded 296.4 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.6%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 383.4 yards per contest putting them at 21st in the NFL.
The Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Philadelphia Eagles and won by a score of 38-29. Ray-Ray McCloud led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 58 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 63 yards via 2 carries which means he ran for an average of 31.5 yards per run. Chase Claypool was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 110 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 15.7 yards per reception for the game. Ben Roethlisberger went 27/34 with 239 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed the ball a total of 32 times and racked up a total of 136 yards which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. On the day, the Steelers had a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 86 yards. For the game, they ran 67 plays which added up to 367 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Pittsburgh allowed 21 completions on 36 throws for a total of 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the game, they conceded 336 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Steelers allowed 94 yards on 16 tries which is an average of 5.9 yards per carry allowed.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Steelers rank 10th in football averaging 29.5 points per outing. For the year so far, the Steelers have thrown for 958 yards through the air as well as an average of 239.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 19th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 138.8 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 555 yards in total. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 378.3 yards per game which ranks them 16th in the league. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Steelers have surrendered 950 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the league. Overall, they are giving up 301.5 yards/game putting them 3rd in football. The Steelers sit in 6th in the NFL in relation to team defense, conceding 21.8 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.3 yards per running attempt and 64.0 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 4 games played this year, they have yielded 237.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.4%. Overall, they have allowed 256 rushing yards through 4 games.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Steelers -4.5
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