Indianapolis Colts vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/11/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -1
FirstEnergy Stadium is the venue where Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns (3-1) will play the Indianapolis Colts (3-1) on Sunday. Cleveland opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5.
The Indianapolis Colts step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this season. In their last outing they faced the Chicago Bears and won 19-11. Philip Rivers went 16/29 with 190 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 68 yards via 17 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Zach Pascal was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 58 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 19.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball a total of 38 times and racked up 103 yards which earned them an average of 2.7 yards per run. In the game, they ran 68 plays for a total of 289 yards. On the day, the Colts earned 18 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 76 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Indianapolis allowed 26 catches on 42 tries totaling 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.0%. Against the run, the Colts allowed 28 yards on 16 tries which is an average of 1.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 269 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Indianapolis Colts hold an average of 25.8 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 115.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 16th in the National Football League. The Colts have earned 1,441 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Indianapolis has totaled 4 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. The Colts sit in 1st in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 14.0 PPG. They are giving up 3.6 yards per rush and 77.0 yards on the ground per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 308 rushing yards through 4 games. Concerning passing yards, the Colts have surrendered 637 yards which puts them in 1st in the league. In their 4 games played this season, they have surrendered 159.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.4%. For the year, they are giving up 236.3 yards per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
The Browns come into this game with a record of 3-1 this season. In their last outing they played the Dallas Cowboys and won by a score of 49-38. D'Ernest Johnson paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 28 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 95 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.3 yards per run. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 81 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 16.2 yards per reception in the game. Baker Mayfield went 19/30 with 165 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Cleveland Browns rushed the ball a total of 40 times and racked up 307 yards which gave them an average of 7.7 yards per run. Overall, the Browns earned 33 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 40 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 73 plays which gave them a total of 508 yards. When discussing the defense, Cleveland conceded 41 catches on 58 tries totaling 481 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. For this contest, they conceded 566 yards and forced 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Browns conceded 85 yards on 18 attempts which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per carry allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Browns rank 4th out of all teams in the NFL by scoring 31 points per game. For the year thus far, the Browns have earned 730 passing yards as well as holding an average of 182.5 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 30th in football. They maintain an average of 204.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 818 yards overall. The Cleveland Browns have an average of 387.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 13th out of all teams in the league. The Browns are ranked 28th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 31.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 91.8 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 367 yards via the ground game in 4 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Browns have surrendered 1,242 yards which puts them in 30th in football. During their 4 games played, they have allowed 310.5 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.9%. During this campaign, they are conceding 402.3 yards per contest putting them 25th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts +1
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