Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 9/19/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-12.5)
The Houston Texans (1-0) are en route to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Cleveland Browns (0-1). Cleveland opens as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under is 48.
The Houston Texans head into this game 1-0 this year. In their last contest, the Texans went up against the Jaguars and earned the victory with a final of 37-21. Tyrod Taylor finished 21/33 with 291 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 112.1 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Mark Ingram was the best rusher for the Texans with 26 carries for 85 yds (3.3 yards per carry). Brandin Cooks had an average of 26.4 yds per catch by accounting for 132 yards on 5 receptions. The Houston Texans ended up running the ball 41 different times and accrued 160 yards, earning them an average of 3.9 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 75 plays which totaled 449 yds. Houston relinquished 28 pass completions on 51 attempts for a total of 319 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.9%. In the running game, the Texans conceded 76 yds on 16 tries, which is an average of 4.8 yards per run surrendered.
The Texans have earned 449 total yards this season. Houston has a total of 13 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 5 infractions for 50 yds. Offensively they average 160.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 5th in the National Football League. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Houston Texans are sitting at 37.0 points per game.
The Texans rank 14th in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 21.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 76.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. For the season, they have allowed 76 yards on the ground through 1 game. In terms of passing yardage, the Texans have allowed 319 yards which has them sitting in 26th in the league. They are allowing 319.0 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 54.9%. Overall, they have yielded 395.0 yards per outing ranking them 18th in the league.
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The Browns head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. When they last played, the Browns walked away with a loss by a score of 33-29 when they faced the Chiefs. Nick Chubb carried the football 15 times for 83 yards, finishing the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Cleveland. Jarvis Landry was a featured target for the Browns, bringing in 5 passes for 71 yds (14.2 yds per reception). Baker Mayfield ended the game with 321 yds on 21/28 passing while his quarterback rate was 97.5. He threw 1 interception and his longest pass completion went for 44 yds. Cleveland conceded 23 attempts on the ground for 73 yards (3.2 yds per carry). The Browns pass defense gave up a completion rate of 75.0%, relinquishing 324 yds on 27 for 36 passing. The Browns finished the contest with a total of 457 yds on 56 plays (8.2 yds per play). Cleveland rushed for 5.9 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 153 yards on 26 carries.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Browns are ranking 12th out of all teams in the NFL scoring 29.0 points per game. For the year thus far, the Browns have earned 304 passing yards, putting them at 11th in the league. They average 153.0 run yards per game. The Cleveland Browns have an average of 457.0 yards per outing ranking them 2nd out of all teams in the league. The Cleveland offense has 30 yards of penalties on 5 violations, which ranks 21st in football in terms of giving up free yards.
Cleveland has conceded a total of 73 yards via the ground game. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 324.0 yards/game, which puts them in 27th in the league. The Browns defense has been on the field for 61 plays, which is good for 12th in the league. The Browns are giving up 33.0 points per contest, which puts them in 25th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Browns -12.5 and over 48 total points
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