Browns at Rams - 10/25/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Browns (2-4) at St. Louis Rams (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Edward Jones Dome)
The Line: St. Louis Rams -5.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams square off Sunday afternoon at Edward Jones Dome.
The Cleveland Browns look for their second road victory to dig out of a 2-4 hole. Josh McCown is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,416 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. McCown has two touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Travis Benjamin and Gary Barnidge have combined for 941 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Duke Johnson Jr. has 24 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 91.8 yards per contest, and Isaiah Crowell leads the way with 272 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 26.3 points and 407.3 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Browns with 47 tackles, Armonty Bryant has 3.5 sacks and Pierre Desir has five pass deflections. Joe Haden and Craig Robertson are questionable while Charles Gaines is doubtful.
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The St. Louis Rams are coming off a bye and need a win to get back to a .500 record. Nick Foles is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 956 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Foles has thrown five picks in his last three games. Kenny Britt and Jared Cook have combined for 352 receiving yards and one touchdown while Stedman Bailey has nine receptions. The St. Louis Rams ground game is averaging 113.8 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 314 yards on 55 carries. Defensively, St. Louis is allowing 22.6 points and 348.8 yards per game. Alec Ogletree leads the Rams with 42 tackles, Aaron Donald has 3.5 sacks and Janoris Jenkins has two interceptions. Chris Long, Lance Kendricks and Maurice Alexander are questionable.
The Browns are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Are we really makin the Rams decent sized favorites? I know St. Louis has had an extra week to prepare, but I also know the Rams have lost three of their last four, which includes losses to the Redskins and Steelers. The Browns beat the Ravens on the road while losing to the Chargers and Broncos by a combined six points.
Sleep on the Browns if you like, but I'm taking the points here.