Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans Prediction, 12/4/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 13
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texans (+7.5)
NRG Stadium is where the Houston Texans (1-9-1) will attempt to beat the Cleveland Browns (4-7) on Sunday. Cleveland opens as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.
The Cleveland Browns come into this matchup with a record of 4-7 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Browns stepped onto the field against the Buccaneers and walked away with a win by a score of 23-17. Jacoby Brissett went 23/37 with 210 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 75.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. Nick Chubb was the rushing leader for the Browns with 26 attempts for 116 yards (4.5 yds per attempt). Amari Cooper averaged 13.4 yds per catch by earning 94 yds on 7 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ended up running the ball 34 different times and accumulated 189 yards, which had them averaging 5.6 yards per carry. On the day, they had 75 plays which converted into 367 yds. Cleveland conceded 29 completions on 43 attempts for a total of 229 yds, and a completion percentage of 67.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Browns gave up 96 yards on 20 attempts, which averages out to 4.8 yards per run allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Cleveland Browns are averaging 23.9 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 154.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 5th in the National Football League. The Browns have earned 4,146 total yards over the course of this year. Cleveland has accounted for 129 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 68 penalties for 549 yards. They have turned the football over 15 times (7 picks and 8 fumbles). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cleveland has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns.
The Browns are sitting in 30th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 26.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.8 yards per running attempt and 131.5 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have given up 1,447 rushing yards through 11 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Browns have allowed 2,377 yards which ranks them 12th in the NFL. They have given up 216.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.6%. For the season, they are allowing 347.6 yards/game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Texans come into this game with a record of 1-9-1 for this season. When they last took the field, the Texans went home defeated by a final of 30-15 when they faced the Dolphins. Kyle Allen (1 TD) finished the contest with 215 yards on 26/39 through the air while his QB rating was 67.8. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.5 yards. Dare Ogunbowale carried the ball 4 times for 14 yards, walking away from the game with 3.5 yards per carry for Houston. Jordan Akins was featured in the passing game for the Texans, grabbing 5 throws for 61 yds (12.2 yds per reception). Houston ran the ball for 2.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 36 yards on 14 carries. The Texans finished the game with a total of 210 yards while running 58 plays (3.6 yards per play). The Texans pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.1%, relinquishing 273 yds on 23 out of 41 passing. Houston allowed 26 rush attempts for 66 yards (2.5 yds per carry).
The Houston Texans maintain an average of 279.0 yards/contest which ranks them 32nd in the league. They average 88.5 yards per game via the rush and have run for 973 yards for the year. The Houston offense has 434 yards of penalties on 57 violations, which is good for 27th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 13 interceptions while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to record 99 first downs. For the season to this point, the Texans currently sit at 2,096 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 190.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 27th in football. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Texans are 31st in the league averaging 15.8 points per game.
They have given up 10 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 216.4 yards per game, which puts them in 17th in the league. Houston has given up a total of 1,855 yards rushing (168.6 yards per game) in addition to 15 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have tallied 12 turnovers (5 fumbles recovered and 7 picks) so far this year. The Texans defense taken the field for 738 plays, which ranks them 26th in the NFL. Overall, they have surrendered 260 total points. The Texans are surrendering 23.6 PPG, which has them sitting 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +7.5
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