The Baltimore Ravens travel to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are 1-2-1 with a win over the New York Jets and a tie against the Steelers. This year the Ravens are 3-1 with wins over the Bills, Broncos, and Steelers. This is an important matchup in the AFC North as the Ravens are tied at the top with the Bengals. A Browns loss may push them out of contention for the crown.
The Ravens are favored to win this matchup on the road by three points. The Ravens are 3-1 against the spread as are the Browns despite their 1-2-1 record. The over under for this matchup is 47 points so you can expect a game where both teams are able to score the ball. The money line on the Ravens is -150 and on the Browns, it is +130.
Ravens vs. Browns Odds
Spread: Ravens -3
Ravens vs. Browns Head to Head
The Ravens hold the all-time edge in the series 29-9. Cleveland has lost five straight games in the series dating back to 2015. The last game that the Browns won on their home field was in 2013. In the last 22 games, the Ravens are 20-2. The Ravens won last year’s matchups by a score of 24-10 and 27-10. The Browns have been shutout three different times in the series.
Ravens vs. Browns Stats
The Ravens have been solid all year and their defense has really been the key catalyst. They score 30.8 points a game and allow 16.3 a game. The Ravens gain 408 yards a game and only allow 289 yards. Joe Flacco has started off the year really well throwing the ball for 1252 yards and eight touchdowns against only two interceptions. They have run the ball for 356 yards and six touchdowns. After taking over for Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield has really impressed throwing for 496 yards and two touchdowns. The Browns have run for eight touchdowns on the year. The Browns gain 392 yards on offense and allow 412 on defense.
Ravens vs. Browns News
Tyrod Taylor has been determined out for the Browns in this game. It is now Baker Mayfield’s job to lose but with Taylor still in protocol, this solidifies Mayfield’s starting spot. Terrance Mitchell may have been lost for the year due to injury and that will be a big hit at the cornerback position. For the Ravens, Hayden Hurst will be out this week as will cornerback Anthony Averett.
Ravens vs. Browns Predictions
This game will be a lot more important than it has been in recent years. Both of these teams are going to be fighting for a playoff spot and possibly the division. With a win, the Ravens will solidify themselves as one of the teams at the top of the division while a Browns loss could put them at the cusp of not being able to get into the playoffs. Take the Ravens and their good defense to take down the Browns and a rookie quarterback.