Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns (6-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm (State Farm Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 48
The Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at State Farm Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Cleveland Browns have lost four straight road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 3,109 yards, 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Mayfield has at least one interception in 10 of his 13 games this season. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 1,839 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Nick Chubb has 32 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 124.5 yards per contest, and Chubb leads the way with 1,281 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 22.4 points and 346 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 110 tackles, Myles Garrett has 10 sacks and Juston Burris has two interceptions.
The Arizona Cardinals look to play spoiler while snapping a six-game losing streak. The Arizona Cardinals have lost three straight home games. Kyler Murray is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,060 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Murray enters this game with 457 career pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk have combined for 1,285 receiving yards and six touchdowns while David Johnson has 35 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 110.8 yards per contest, and Murray leads the way with 448 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 28.8 points and 414.7 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 120 tackles, Chandler Jones has 14 sacks and Patrick Peterson has one interception.
The Browns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in December and 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 40-13-3 in Browns last 56 games in December. The under is 24-11 in Cardinals last 35 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cleveland Browns are playing their best football of the season as they hope to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the defense has been solid by allowing 20 for less points in four of their last five games. The Arizona Cardinals continue to compete with four of their last six losses being decided by 10 or less points, but ending up on the wrong side of the result and the spread is all we care about. The Cardinals aren't winning and aren't covering. I'll lay the small number with the Browns, the more talented team and the club that's still playing for something.