Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-2.5)
The Arizona Cardinals (5-0) are on their way to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Cleveland Browns (3-2). Arizona opens as 2.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 52.5.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this game with a record of 5-0 this season. In their last contest, the Cardinals took on the 49ers and notched a win by a score of 17-10. Kyler Murray finished 22/31 with 239 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 104.1 and ended the contest with no picks. DeAndre Hopkins had an average of 14.5 yards per catch by totaling 87 yards on 6 catches. James Conner led the offense in rushing for the Cardinals with 10 carries for 29 yards (2.9 yds per attempt). For the game, they had 60 plays which gave them 304 yards. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball a total of 27 times and tallied 94 yards, which is an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals gave up 152 yards on 28 tries, which is an average of 5.4 yards per run surrendered. Arizona gave up 15 completions on 29 tries for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.7%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals hold an average of 31.4 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 128.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 8th in the NFL. The Cardinals currently have 2,066 total yards this season. Arizona has accrued 65 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 33 infractions for 282 yds. They have turned the ball over 5 different times (4 picks and 1 fumble lost). With reference to getting in the endzone, Arizona has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns.
The Cardinals sit in 6th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 19.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per run and 139.0 rushing yards per game this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 695 yards via the ground game in 5 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Cardinals have allowed 1,072 yards which has them sitting in 8th in the NFL. They have given up 214.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.2%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 353.4 yards/game putting them at 13th in the NFL. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 3 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for this season. When they last played, the Browns took a loss by a score of 47-42 when they faced the Chargers. Nick Chubb ran the football 21 times for 161 yards, finishing the contest with 7.7 yds per attempt for Cleveland. David Njoku had the best day in terms of receiving for the Browns, snagging 7 footballs for 149 yards (21.3 yds per catch). Baker Mayfield (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 305 yards on 23/32 through the air while his quarterback rate was 122.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his longest pass completion was 71 yards. Cleveland surrendered 23 run attempts for 112 yds (4.9 yards per rush). The Browns secondary gave up a completion percentage of 60.5%, relinquishing 381 yards on 26 for 43 through the air. The Browns finished the game with a total of 531 yds while they ran 68 plays (7.8 yards per play). Cleveland rushed the football for 6.6 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 230 yds on 35 attempts.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Browns are sitting 7th in the league scoring 28.4 PPG. For the season so far, the Browns have compiled 1,150 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 230.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 25th in the league. They hold an average of 187.6 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 938 yards for this season. The Cleveland Browns hold an average of 417.6 yards per outing which has them ranked 5th in football. The Cleveland offense has accrued 340 yards of penalties on 31 violations, which ranks 18th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 2 picks while conceding 2 fumbles and they have tallied 58 first downs.
Cleveland has yielded a total of 378 rushing yards (75.6 yards/game) and 5 touchdowns by ground this season. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air and 223.2 yards per contest, which has them sitting 11th out of all teams. They have totaled 4 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 2 picks) this year. Overall, they have relinquished 114 points in total. The Browns defense taken the field for 292 plays, which ranks 2nd in football. The Browns are giving up 22.8 points per game, which has them sitting 11th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Browns -2.5
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