Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/31/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-3.5)
FirstEnergy Stadium is the site where the Cleveland Browns (4-3) will play the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) on Sunday. Cleveland opens this game as 3.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 42.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Steelers played against the Seahawks and walked away with a win by a score of 23-20. Najee Harris was the leader on the ground for the Steelers with 24 totes for 81 yards (3.4 yards per carry). Diontae Johnson held an average of 7.9 yds per catch by earning 71 yds on 9 catches. Ben Roethlisberger finished 29/40 with 229 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 94.7 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Against the rush, the Steelers gave up 144 yds on 27 tries, which is an average of 5.3 yards per run allowed. Pittsburgh relinquished 23 completions on 32 tries for 165 yds, and a completion rate of 71.9%. In the game, they tallied 71 plays which totaled 345 yds. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up rushing 30 different times and had 119 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per carry.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 19.5 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 81.2 yards rushing which has them sitting 29th in the NFL. The Steelers have attained 1,943 total yards for this campaign. Pittsburgh has recorded 75 first downs as a team, and they have committed 38 infractions for 279 yards. They have turned the ball over 7 different times (4 picks and 3 fumbles). When it comes to notching touchdowns, Pittsburgh has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Steelers sit in 12th in the NFL in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 22.0 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per tote and 107.7 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 646 running yards through 6 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Steelers have surrendered 1,468 yards which has them ranked 8th in football. They are conceding 244.7 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 65.6%. In total, they have surrendered 352.3 yards per game which ranks them 13th in football. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Browns head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. For their last game, the Browns went home victorious with a score of 17-14 against the Broncos. Case Keenum (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 199 yds on 21/33 passing while his quarterback rate was 90.3. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.03 yds. D'Ernest Johnson ran the ball 22 times for 146 yards, ending the contest with 6.6 yds per carry for Cleveland. Jarvis Landry was the best receiver for the Browns, hauling in 5 balls for 37 yds (7.4 yards per reception). Cleveland ended up running for 5.5 yds per attempt, totaling 182 yds on 33 attempts. The Browns finished the game with 376 yds while they ran 67 plays (5.6 yds per play). The Browns pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 69.7%, relinquishing 182 yds on 23 for 33 passing. Cleveland allowed 14 attempts on the ground for 41 yards (2.9 yards per carry).
The Cleveland Browns have an average of 393.4 yards/game which has them sitting 9th out of all teams in the league. They have an average of 170.4 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,193 yards for the season. The Cleveland offense has racked up 488 yds of penalties on 49 infractions, which ranks them 4th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 3 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to tally 80 first downs. During the season thus far, the Browns have earned 1,561 yards via the pass together with an average of 223.0 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 26th in the NFL. In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Browns are ranked 12th in the league by scoring 24.7 points per outing.
The Browns are surrendering 23.6 points per contest, which has them in 18th in the league. Cleveland has surrendered a total of 563 yards rushing (80.4 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have conceded 16 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 216.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 8th in football. The Browns defense taken the field for 410 plays, ranking them 11th in the league. This year, they have relinquished 165 total points. Their defense has totaled 5 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 3 picks) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers +3.5
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