Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 10/21/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns (2-3-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Sunday in NFL action at Raymond James Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns look for their first road win of the season to rebound from an odd 2-3-1 record. The Cleveland Browns haven’t won a road game since October of 2015. Baker Mayfield is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,076 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield enters this game with 153 career pass attempts under his belt. Jarvis Landry and David Njoku have combined for 637 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Rashard Higgins has 16 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 137.7 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 382 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 25.2 points and 406.5 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 49 tackles, Myles Garrett has five sacks and Denzel Ward has three interceptions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak and get a game above a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost five of their last eight home games. Jameis Winston is completing 75.4 percent of his passes for 540 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick and have combined for 16 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans have combined for 985 receiving yards and six touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 15 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 79.8 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 230 yards on 63 carries. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 34.6 points and 440 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 40 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has five sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
The Browns are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in October and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Buccaneers are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 7 and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Browns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Buccaneers last 6 games overall and the over is 12-5 in Browns last 17 road games.
The Cleveland Browns have cooled off just a bit after a decent start to the season, but five of their six games have been decided by four or less points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given up 30 or more points in four of their first five games and seem to still be having quarterback issues, as Winston likely isn't the answer with his current play. The Cleveland Browns have covered each of their last four games when an underdog of at least three points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have failed to cover 10 of their last 12 games when a favorite of at least three points. On the road or not, I'm not sure how you can turn down free points with the Browns here.