Cleveland Browns vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 10/10/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-1.5)
The Los Angeles Chargers (3-1) will try to defeat the Cleveland Browns (3-1) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. Los Angeles is 1.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 50.5.
The Cleveland Browns step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Browns played against the Vikings and took home the win by a score of 14-7. Nick Chubb was the best rusher for the Browns with 21 carries for 100 yards (4.8 yards per carry). Rashard Higgins left with an average of 15.8 yards per catch by accounting for 63 yds on 4 catches. Baker Mayfield finished 15/33 with 155 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 59.5 and ended the game without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Browns gave up 65 yds on 23 attempts, which is 2.8 yds per run allowed. Cleveland gave up 20 pass completions on 38 attempts for 190 yards, and a completion rate of 52.6%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 74 plays for 327 yards. The Cleveland Browns ran the ball a total of 38 times and recorded 184 yards, which came out to an average of 4.8 yards per carry.
The Browns have tallied 1,557 yards in total this year. Cleveland has compiled 46 1st downs, and they have committed 25 penalties for 278 yards. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Cleveland has earned 2 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 times (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles). As a unit they're averaging 177.0 yards on the ground which is 1st in the league. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns have an average of 25.0 points per game.
The Browns are sitting in 4th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 16.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.1 yards per rush on the ground and 66.5 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have given up 266 yards via the running game in 4 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Browns have surrendered 735 yards which puts them in 3rd in the league. They have conceded 183.8 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.7%. During the season, they are conceding 250.3 yards/game which has them sitting 2nd in football. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns by air as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this year. In their last game, the Chargers took home the win by a final score of 28-14 when they played the Raiders. Justin Herbert (3 TDs) ended the contest with 222 yards on 25/38 through the air while his quarterback rating was 107.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his longest pass completion was 34 yards. Austin Ekeler carried the rock 15 times for 117 yds, ending the game with 7.8 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Keenan Allen was a featured target for the Chargers, catching 7 footballs for 36 yards (5.1 yds per reception). Los Angeles rushed the ball for 4.9 yards per carry, finishing the game with 168 yds on 34 carries. The Chargers ended up finishing with 380 yards on 75 plays (5.1 yds per play). The Chargers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 61.8%, surrendering 165 yds on 21 out of 34 passing. Los Angeles surrendered 18 attempts on the ground for 48 yards (2.7 yds per carry).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Chargers are ranking 15th out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 23.8 points per game. For the season so far, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 1,134 yards via the pass as well as an average of 283.5 passing yards per contest, putting them at 6th in football. They have an average of 107.5 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 430 yards in total. The Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 391.0 yards per game which is good for 11th in the league. The Los Angeles offense has 348 penalty yards on 33 infractions, which is 3rd in football in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 3 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have tallied 62 first downs.
The Chargers are relinquishing 18.5 PPG, ranking them 7th in the NFL. Los Angeles has allowed a total of 558 rushing yards (139.5 yards per contest) as well as 2 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have allowed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 192.5 yards per contest, which has them in 5th in football. The Chargers defense taken the field for 241 plays, ranking them 9th in the league. This year, they have conceded 74 points in total. They have 7 takeaways (3 fumbles and 4 interceptions) this season.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +1.5
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