Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 11/27/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 12
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (+3)
FirstEnergy Stadium is the site where the Cleveland Browns (3-7) will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) on Sunday. Cleveland opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 45.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into this game 5-5 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Buccaneers stepped onto the field against the Seahawks and took home the win by a score of 21-16. Tom Brady went 22/29 with 258 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 111 and ended the game with 1 pick. Rachaad White was the best rusher for the Buccaneers with 22 attempts for 105 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). Chris Godwin averaged 11.8 yards per catch by earning 71 yds on 6 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball 44 times and accumulated 161 yards, earning them an average of 3.7 yds per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 74 plays which converted into 419 yards. Tampa Bay conceded 23 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 244 yards, and a completion rate of 69.7%. On the ground, the Buccaneers gave up 39 yds on 14 attempts, which is an average of 2.8 yds per run allowed.
The Buccaneers have racked up 3,405 total yards for the season. Tampa Bay has compiled 140 first downs offensively, and they have committed 55 penalties for 453 yds. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tampa Bay has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 9 different times (3 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost). As a team they are averaging 70.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 32nd in the league. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an average of 18.3 points per contest.
The Buccaneers are ranked 6th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 18.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 116.6 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. In total, they have allowed 1,166 rushing yards through 10 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Buccaneers have surrendered 1,934 yards which ranks them 5th in the NFL. They are allowing 193.4 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.5%. For the season, they are giving up 310.0 yards per contest which puts them 7th in the league. They have conceded 16 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 3-7 for this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the Browns took a loss by a final score of 31-23 when they played the Bills. Jacoby Brissett (3 TDs) walked away from the contest with 324 yds on 28/41 through the air while his QB rating was 116.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.9 yds. Kareem Hunt ran the ball 5 times for 32 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.4 yds per attempt for Cleveland. Amari Cooper was featured in the passing game for the Browns, snagging 8 balls for 113 yds (14.1 yards per reception). Cleveland ran the football for 3.1 yards per tote, finishing with 80 yds on 26 attempts. The Browns finished the game with a total of 396 yds while they ran 68 plays (5.8 yds per play). The Browns passing defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 186 yards on 18 for 27 through the air. Cleveland relinquished 33 running attempts for 171 yds (5.2 yards per rush).
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Browns are sitting 10th in the NFL with an average of 24.0 PPG. For the year thus far, the Browns have racked up 2,270 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 227.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They are averaging 150.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,509 yards for this year. The Cleveland Browns average 377.9 yards/contest ranking them 4th in football. The Cleveland offense has totaled 507 penalty yds on 63 violations, which ranks them 12th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 6 interceptions while letting opponents recover 8 fumbles and they have been able to earn 119 1st downs.
The Browns are giving up 26.9 points per game, which has them in 30th of all teams in the NFL. They have allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 214.8 yards per outing, which puts them in 16th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 269 points in total. Cleveland has given up a total of 1,351 rushing yards (135.1 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Browns defense has been on the field for 603 plays, which has them sitting 2nd in the NFL. Their defense has 8 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 3 interceptions) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -3
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