Detroit Lions vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 11/21/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 11
Game: Detroit Lions vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-10)
The Cleveland Browns (5-5) will compete against the Detroit Lions (0-8-1) at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 44.
The Detroit Lions come into this matchup with a record of 0-8-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Lions stepped onto the field against the Steelers and ended up tying by a score of 16-16. D'Andre Swift was the rushing leader for the Lions with 33 carries for 130 yards (3.9 yards per carry). Amon-Ra St. Brown averaged 15.3 yds per catch by totaling 61 yds on 4 catches. Jared Goff connected on 14/25 with 112 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 67.4 and ended the game with no interceptions. Against the run, the Lions conceded 145 yds on 31 tries, which is an average of 4.7 yards per rush allowed. Detroit gave up 30 pass completions on 50 attempts for 242 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Overall, they tallied 68 plays for 304 yards. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 39 different times and totaled 229 yards, which is an average of 5.9 yards per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Detroit Lions have an average of 16.7 points per game. As a team they have an average of 108.2 yards rushing which ranks them 20th in the NFL. The Lions have racked up 2,873 total yards over the course of this season. Detroit has compiled 108 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 61 penalties for 502 yds. They have turned the football over 11 different times (6 interceptions and 5 fumbles lost). In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Detroit has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground.
The Lions rank 30th in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, giving up 28.9 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 135.7 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In total, they have conceded 1,221 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Lions have surrendered 2,197 yards which puts them in 12th in the NFL. They have given up 244.1 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 66.5%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 379.8 yards/contest ranking them 28th in the league. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 5-5 this season. For their last game, the Browns took a loss by a final score of 45-7 when they played the Patriots. Case Keenum ended the contest with 81 yds on 8/12 through the air while his quarterback rate was 85.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.75 yards. D'Ernest Johnson carried the football 19 times for 99 yds, ending the game with 5.2 yards per attempt for Cleveland. Jarvis Landry was one of the featured targets for the Browns, bringing in 4 balls for 26 yards (6.5 yards per catch). Cleveland ran for 5.0 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 99 yards on 20 carries. The Browns finished the contest with 217 yards while running 58 plays (3.7 yds per play). The Browns passing defense conceded a completion rate of 84.6%, surrendering 268 yards on 22 for 26 passing. Cleveland conceded 34 rushing attempts for 184 yards (5.4 yds per rush).
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Browns are ranking 18th in the league by scoring 23.1 points per contest. Over the course of the season thus far, the Browns have thrown for a total of 2,097 passing yards not to mention an average of 209.7 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 26th in the NFL. They average 154.1 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,541 yards for the year. The Cleveland Browns hold an average of 363.8 yards/contest which is good for 11th in football. The Cleveland offense has accrued 644 penalty yds on 70 violations, which is 4th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 4 interceptions while losing 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 109 1st downs.
The Browns are relinquishing 24.1 PPG, which puts them in 20th of all teams in the league. Cleveland has allowed the opposition a total of 947 yards rushing (94.7 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have conceded 21 touchdowns through the air as well as 229.2 yards/contest, which has them sitting 11th out of all teams. The Browns defense has taken part in 611 plays, which has them ranked 24th in the league. In total, they have given up 241 points in total. They have earned 8 takeaways (3 fumbles recovered and 5 picks) on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +10
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