Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 11/5/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 9
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023
Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-7.5)
The Arizona Cardinals (1-7) are traveling to Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Cleveland Browns (4-3). Cleveland is 7.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 39.5.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this matchup 1-7 for this season. In their last game, the Cardinals faced the Ravens and ended up losing by a score of 31-24. Joshua Dobbs went 25/37 with 208 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 77.3 and finished the game with 2 picks. Emari Demercado was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 20 totes for 78 yards (3.9 yds per attempt). Trey McBride averaged 9.5 yds per catch by accumulating 95 yds on 10 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ran the football 32 different times and recorded 129 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 71 plays which converted into 310 yds. Arizona gave up 18 completions on 27 tries for a total of 138 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%. Against the run, the Cardinals gave up 130 yds on 29 tries, which is 4.5 yds per run surrendered.
The Cardinals currently have 2,549 total yards for the year. Arizona has accounted for 82 first downs, and they have been hurt by 54 penalties for 484 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Arizona has earned 8 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 9 times (5 picks and 4 fumbles). As a team they're maintaining an average of 137.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 4th in the league. When talking about scoring, the Arizona Cardinals are sitting at 18.9 points per game.
The Cardinals rank 27th in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 26.6 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush on the ground and 130.6 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have given up 1,045 yards via the running game in 8 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Cardinals have surrendered 1,801 yards which ranks them 24th in the National Football League. They are conceding 225.1 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 70.8%. In total, they are granting 355.8 yards per game which ranks them 26th in the NFL.
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The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Browns took a loss by a score of 24-20 against the Seahawks. Kareem Hunt ran the ball 14 times for 55 yards, walking away from the game with 3.9 yds per attempt for Cleveland. Amari Cooper was one of the featured targets for the Browns, grabbing 6 balls for 89 yds (14.8 yds per catch). P.J. Walker (1 TD) walked away from the game with 248 yards on 15/31 through the air while his QB rating was 59.6. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 8.0 yards. Cleveland conceded 17 rush attempts for 114 yards (6.7 yds per rush). The Browns pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 62.2%, relinquishing 248 yds on 23 for 37 passing. The Browns finished with 385 yards while they ran 75 plays (5.1 yds per play). Cleveland ran the football for 3.9 yards per carry, finishing with 155 yds on 40 carries.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Browns are sitting 13th in the NFL with 22.0 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Browns currently have a total of 1,260 yards through the air not to mention an average of 180.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 30th in the NFL. They hold an average of 148.6 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,040 yards for the year. The Cleveland Browns are averaging 328.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 18th in the NFL. The Cleveland offense has compiled 376 yards of penalties on 46 violations, ranking them 20th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 11 picks while letting opponents recover 6 fumbles and they have earned 64 first downs.
They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 163.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 1st out of all teams. Cleveland has yielded a total of 677 rushing yards (96.7 yards per game) as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground this year. Overall, they have relinquished 139 points in total. Their defense has 10 turnovers (5 fumbles and 5 picks) this season. The Browns defense taken the field for 384 plays, which ranks 1st in the NFL. The Browns are relinquishing 19.9 PPG, which has them ranked 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Browns -7.5 and over 39.5 total points
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