Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 11/15/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 10
Game: Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -3
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (2-6) go to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Browns (5-3). Houston opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 55.5.
The Houston Texans head into this matchup 2-6 for this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Jacksonville Jaguars and notched a win by a score of 27-25. Deshaun Watson went 19/32 with 281 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Deshaun Watson led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 50 yards on 10 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per run. Will Fuller V was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 100 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Houston Texans ran the football 28 times and racked up 107 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per run. For the game, they ran 62 plays for a total of 374 yards. For the contest, the Texans had a total of 19 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 18 yards. In terms of defense, Houston gave up 26 catches on 38 attempts for a total of 297 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. On the ground, the Texans gave up 115 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 412 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Texans currently have 2,947 total yards for the year. As a unit they maintain an average of 87.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 31st in the NFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Houston has totaled 17 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the Houston Texans have an average of 24.1 points per contest. The Texans sit in 29th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 30.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rush and 159.5 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have allowed 1,276 yards via the running game in 8 games. When talking about passing yards, the Texans have allowed 2,059 yards which has them sitting in 20th in the league. In their 8 games played this year, they are giving up 257.4 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.2%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 416.9 yards per outing ranking them 30th in the league.
The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Las Vegas Raiders and took the loss by a score of 16-6. Kareem Hunt paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 66 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry was the receiving yardage leader by earning 52 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per reception for that game. Baker Mayfield went 12/25 with 122 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. The Cleveland Browns ended up rushing 22 times and racked up a total of 101 yards which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per run. For the contest, the Browns racked up a total of 14 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 59 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 47 plays which added up to 223 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland allowed 15 completions on 24 tries totaling 100 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the day, they gave up 309 yards but didn't get any takeaways. Against the run, the Browns allowed 209 yards on 45 carries which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed.
During the season to this point, the Browns have thrown for 1,574 yards through the air as well as an average of 196.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 29th out of all NFL teams. The Cleveland Browns are averaging 346.8 yards per game which is good for 24th out of all teams in the NFL. They are averaging 150.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,200 yards for the season. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Browns currently sit 16th in football holding an average of 25.8 PPG. When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have conceded 2,117 yards which puts them in 22nd in the league. Overall, they are giving up 371.4 yards/game which puts them 20th in the National Football League. The Browns rank 26th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 29.6 points per game. They are giving up 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 106.8 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 8 games, they have surrendered 264.6 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 66.8%. For the season, they have conceded 854 rushing yards through 8 games.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns -3
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