Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 12/25/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-8)
The Green Bay Packers (11-3) will go up against the Cleveland Browns (7-7) at Lambeau Field on Saturday. Green Bay opens this game as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 45.5.
The Cleveland Browns head into this matchup 7-7 for this season. In their last game, the Browns faced the Raiders and went home with a loss by a final score of 16-14. Nick Mullens went 20/30 with 147 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 89.2 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Donovan Peoples-Jones averaged 12.0 yards per catch by totaling 48 yds on 4 receptions. Nick Chubb led the offense in rushing for the Browns with 23 carries for 91 yards (4.0 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they had 54 plays for 236 yards. The Cleveland Browns rushed the ball a total of 24 different times and had 89 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yards per tote. Against the run, the Browns gave up 98 yds on 25 attempts, which is 3.9 yards per run surrendered. Cleveland gave up 25 completions on 38 tries for 230 yds, and a completion rate of 65.8%.
The Browns have racked up 4,775 yards in total for the year. Cleveland has tallied 146 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 92 penalties for 874 yds. In terms of scoring, Cleveland has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 18 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 14 different times (7 picks and 7 fumbles). Offensively they're averaging 139.6 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 5th in the NFL. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns hold an average of 20.9 points per game.
The Browns rank 12th in the league in relation to team defense, giving up 21.8 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 105.6 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. For the year, they have conceded 1,479 running yards through 14 outings. When talking about passing yards, the Browns have conceded 3,025 yards which puts them in 9th in the league. They are allowing 216.1 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.1%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 321.7 yards per game ranking them 5th in the NFL. They have yielded 24 touchdowns through the air in addition to 12 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Packers head into this matchup 11-3 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Packers went home victorious with a score of 31-30 against the Ravens. Aaron Jones carried the ball 13 times for 58 yds, ending the game with 4.5 yds per attempt for Green Bay. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was featured in the passing game for the Packers, bringing in 5 passes for 98 yds (19.6 yds per catch). Aaron Rodgers (3 TDs) ended the game with 268 yards on 23/31 passing while his QB rating was 132.2. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.65 yards. Green Bay conceded 26 run attempts for 143 yards (5.5 yds per carry). The Packers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 70.0%, surrendering 211 yards on 28 for 40 through the air. The Packers finished the game with 346 yds while running 59 plays (5.9 yards per play). Green Bay ran the ball for 3.8 yards per carry, totaling 96 yards on 25 attempts.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Packers currently rank 14th in the NFL with an average of 25.6 PPG. During the season to this point, the Packers have a total of 3,550 yards through the air in addition to an average of 253.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in football. They have an average of 106.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,495 yards overall. The Green Bay Packers maintain an average of 360.4 yards/game which has them sitting 13th out of all teams in the league. The Green Bay offense has totaled 644 penalty yards on 65 infractions, which ranks 29th in football in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 5 interceptions while letting opponents recover 5 fumbles and they have recorded 193 first downs.
The Packers are giving up 21.6 PPG, which has them sitting 10th in the NFL. Green Bay has yielded a total of 1,510 rushing yards (107.9 yards per game) in addition to 11 touchdowns by ground this season. They have given up 25 touchdowns from the passing game and 217.9 yards/contest, which has them ranked 9th out of all teams. The Packers defense has been on the field for 860 plays, which is good for 11th in the NFL. In total, they have surrendered 302 total points. They have earned 22 takeaways (8 fumbles recovered and 14 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Packers -8
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