Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals 12/15/2019 Picks, Predictions and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals 12/15/2019 – The Cleveland Browns (6-7) are mustering their payload against the Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1). Top betting sites are encouraging bettors to place wagers as the season dwindles to a close. Who would be the likely victor? Check the previous games’ stats to find out!
Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals 12/15/2019
The Cleveland Browns last trounced the Cincinnati Bengals and escaped with a 27-19 victory. QB Baker Mayfield was 11/24 with 192 air yards. He didn’t get any thrown TDs, but got 2 picks off the game. Nick Chubb didn’t get a specialty touchdown either. But his 15 carries across 106 yards counted for a lot. Jarvis Landry was the top receiver, bagging 4 catches and extending the yardage gain by 76.
The Browns played hardball. They rushed for 27 out of 52 plays. The extensive rushing and consistent throwing merited them a total of 333 yards. It’s a wonder that they were able to win the game at all, considering their opponent’s yardage. Their opponent actually earned 451 yards. Like many other similar scenarios, this is a clear indicator that the victor had superior accuracy despite having inferior yardage gain.
The Browns had decent defense on the throw, limiting the opponent to a 59% completion rate. However, they were problematic against the rush attack. The opponent slipped through with 31 runs, some of which connected beyond the line. The Browns should learn to increase their defense against the rush, especially if they’re facing an opponent which can make relentless runs.
Players to watch:
B. Mayfield QB (13 GP 255 CMP 431 ATT 59.2 CMP% 3109 YDS 7.2 AVG 246.6 YDS/G 89 LNG 15 TD 16 INT 33 SACK 239 SYL 46.5 QBR 77.6 RTG), N. Chubb RB (13 GP 253 ATT 1281 YDS 5.1 AVG 88 LNG 9 BIG 7 TDS 98.5 YDS/G 2 FUM 2 LST 53 FD), K. Hunt RB 5 GP 34 ATT 153 YDS 4.5 AVG 16 LNG 0 BIG 2 TDS 30.6 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 8 FD).
The Cardinals were sorely outclassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. They absorbed a 23-17 loss. Kyler Murray was undeterred, however, and still played an A-game performance. He topped the team stats with 20/30 and 194 air yards. He connected 2 thrown TDs and 3 interceptions. Kenyan Drake supported the QB’s efforts by carrying the ball 11 times across 37 yards. Christian Kirk was the reception specialist, catching the ball 8 times and adding up 85 yards.
The Cardinals used rush attacks in 22 out of 57 plays. They initiated 17 first downs. Their defense was mediocre. They allowed a very worrisome 84% throw completion rate for their opponent. They were also powerless to stop 35 rush attacks. In the tale of the yards, the Cardinals clinched 236 yards, while their opponent settled for 275.
The Cardinals lacked offensive initiative and defensive consistency in their previous matchup. They should work towards plugging those hols, or else they’ll be easy prey for any team that has perfected its offensive or defensive strategy.
Players to watch:
K. Murray QB (13 GP 293 CMP 457 ATT 64.1 CMP% 3060 YDS 6.7 AVG 269.8 YDS/G 88 LNG 16 TD 9 INT 46 SACK 305 SYL 56.6 QBR 86.9 RTG 13 GP 77 ATT 448 YDS 5.8 AVG 32 LNG 6 BIG 4 TDS 34.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 23 FD), D. Johnson RB (11 GP 89 ATT 336 YDS 3.8 AVG 18 LNG 0 BIG 2 TDS 30.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 20 FD), C. Edmonds RB (10 GP 59 ATT 304 YDS 5.2 AVG 37 LNG 4 BIG 4 TDS 30.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 12 FD), L. Fitzgerald WR (13 GP 64 REC 90 TGTS 669 YDS 10.5 AVG 3 TD 54 LNG 8 BIG 51.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 270 YAC 33 FD).
Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Numbers
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Arizona is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Cleveland Browns vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks
Vegas betting online odds are skewed towards a Cleveland win. The predicted score is pegged at 27.4 versus 18.8. Cleveland’s score will cover the spread, with a total going under.