Los Angeles Chargers vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (+2)
FirstEnergy Stadium is the site where the Cleveland Browns (2-2) will try to beat the Los Angeles Chargers (2-2) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.
The Los Angeles Chargers head into this matchup 2-2 for this season. When they last took the field, the Chargers took the field against the Texans and earned the victory with a final of 34-24. Justin Herbert went 27/39 with 340 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 113.2 and ended the contest with no picks. Mike Williams had an average of 17.1 yds per catch by tallying 120 yards on 7 receptions. Austin Ekeler was the rushing leader for the Chargers with 13 carries for 60 yards (4.6 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 67 plays which gave them 419 yds. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up rushing 27 different times and accounted for 81 yds, which had them averaging 3.0 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers conceded 131 yds on 14 tries, which is 9.4 yards per run surrendered. Los Angeles surrendered 26 pass completions on 35 attempts for 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.3%.
When it comes to scoring, the Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 23.0 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 64.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 32nd in the National Football League. The Chargers have tallied 1,487 total yards for the season. Los Angeles has accounted for 55 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 21 penalties for 161 yds. They have turned the ball over 4 different times (2 picks and 2 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Los Angeles has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground.
When talking about yards through the air, the Chargers have given up 959 yards which puts them in 17th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 239.8 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.5%. During this campaign, they have surrendered 349.5 yards per contest putting them at 20th in the NFL. They have granted 9 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 109.8 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they have given up 439 rushing yards through 4 games. The Chargers are ranked 30th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 27.0 points per contest.
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The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Browns took a loss by a score of 23-20 when they played the Falcons. Jacoby Brissett ended the game with 234 yards on 21/35 passing while his quarterback rate was 68. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.7 yds. Nick Chubb ran the football 19 times for 118 yards, finishing the contest with 6.2 yards per carry for Cleveland. David Njoku was the leading receiver for the Browns, hauling in 5 passes for 73 yards (14.6 yds per reception). Cleveland rushed for 5.1 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 177 yds on 35 attempts. The Browns finished with 403 yards and they ran 71 plays (5.7 yds per play). The Browns pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 36.8%, surrendering 131 yards on 7 out of 19 through the air. Cleveland conceded 35 rush attempts for 202 yards (5.8 yds per rush).
Regarding putting points on the board, the Browns are ranking 6th in the NFL scoring 26.3 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Browns have racked up 790 yards through the air in addition to an average of 197.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. They are averaging 187.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 749 yards for this year. The Cleveland Browns maintain an average of 384.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 5th in football. The Cleveland offense has racked up 184 penalty yards on 26 infractions, which is good for 9th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 2 picks while allowing opponents to recover 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 43 1st downs.
The Browns are allowing 23.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 19th in the NFL. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns through the air and 212.8 yards per game, ranking them 13th out of all teams. Overall, they have allowed 95 points in total. Cleveland has allowed a total of 453 yards rushing (113.3 yards per contest) as well as 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. The Browns defense has been on the field for 227 plays, which has them ranked 4th in football. They have totaled 4 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 2 picks) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Browns +2 and over 48 total points
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