On Sunday, the AFC North rival Cleveland Browns will travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. With that considered, now is a good time to look at our NFL oddsseries, which is presented below and includes a prediction and choice for the Browns vs. Ravens game.
Cleveland has managed to finish this season with a 2-4 record despite a hazy offseason. By getting rid of the contentious quarterback Baker Mayfield, they were able to replace him with Deshaun Watson, who is even more contentious. The team of Kevin Stefanski appears to be out of the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
With a 3-3 record, Baltimore is in first place, taking advantage of a demoralised AFC North. Last season, John Harbaugh’s squad finished 8-9 and missed the playoffs, but a healthy Lamar Jackson could change that perception. This season, the squad has yet to go on a winning or losing streak.
These NFL odds between the Browns and Ravens are provided by FanDuel.
NFL Odds: Browns-Ravens Odds
Browns of Cleveland: +6.5 (-106)
Ravens of Baltimore: -6.5 (-114)
Over: 45.5 (-118) (-118)
Under: 45.5 (-104)
Why The Browns Could Cover The Spread
Just one week after Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett was added, primarily as insurance against Watson’s impending suspension. With a completion percentage of 60% for 1,326 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions this season, Brissett has played well. Additionally, Brissett added a rushing touchdown. While Watson’s comeback may depose him, Brissett has likely performed well enough to secure another contract.
With 649 yards and seven rushing touchdowns to his credit, Nick Chubb leads the team’s backfield alongside Kareem Hunt. Adding 259 yards and two touchdowns, Hunt. Cleveland has accumulated 1,032 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Amari Cooper is the team’s top receiver, hauling in 38 passes for 348 yards and four scores. Second place goes to David Njoku, who has 347 yards and a score. The other receiving score for the group was caught by Hunt. Cleveland scores 24.7 points per game, which puts them sixth in the league.
Cleveland’s defence has been terrible, allowing 27.2 points per game to put them in 30th place. With 39 tackles, including two for a loss and two sacks, Jacob Phillips leads the club. Cleveland has a total of eleven sacks, with Myles Garrett holding the team lead with five. Grant Delpit and Denzel Ward have both intercepted passes.
Why The Ravens Could Cover The Spread
With a 62 percent completion rate for 1,277 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions, Lamar Jackson is a talented player. Jackson also has the most rushing yards on the squad (451) and two touchdowns. Jackson’s health is obviously important to Baltimore, which is why his injury late in the previous season eliminated the team from the playoffs. Kenyan Drake and JK Dobbins have each scored a rushing touchdown. The overall rushing yards for Baltimore as a team are 934. Having led the squad with 39 receptions for 455 yards and five touchdowns, Mark Andrews has excelled. A second-place finisher with three touchdown catches is Devin Duvernay. Baltimore’s 26.3 points per game place them fifth overall.
Baltimore’s defence has struggled, allowing 23.5 points per game, which puts it in twenty-first place. Chuck Clark, who has 40 tackles on the team, also forced and recovered a fumble. With two and a half sacks each this season, Patrick Queen and Justin Madubuike are the team leaders. This season, Baltimore has sacked its opponents fifteen times. Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Williams each had two interceptions to lead the team. Baltimore has eliminated its rivals eight times.
Final Browns-Ravens Prediction & Pick
Jackson will be a match for Cleveland’s weak defence.
Final pick for the Browns-Ravens game: Baltimore -6.5 (-114), over 45.5 (-118)
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