Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for Monday Night Football
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Game Info
Baltimore Ravens (7-5) vs. Cleveland Browns (9-3)
Date: Monday, December 14th, 2020
Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, Ohio
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Ravens (-168) | Browns (+142)
Spread: Ravens -3 (-118) | Browns +3 (-104)
Total: Over 45.5 (-114) | Under 45.5 (-106)
Super Bowl Odds: Ravens (+2600) | Browns (+3200)
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Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns News and Notes
There are a few injuries heading into this matchup that we should be aware of.
- DE Calais Campbell – calf (questionable)
- CB Jimmy Smith – groin (questionable)
- CB Tramon Williams – thigh (doubtful)
- TE Austin Hooper – neck (questionable)
- CB Denzel Ward – calf (out)
- Cleveland has won four straight games.
- Cleveland is 11-32 all-time vs. the Ravens.
- Baltimore has lost three of their last four.
- Baltimore has scored 25+ points once since Week 6.
- Baltimore won the previous meeting of these teams 38-6 in Week 1.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Predictions and Picks
The Baltimore Ravens will head to Cleveland on Monday night to take on Baker Mayfield and the Browns in an AFC North battle with heavy playoff implications with just four weeks to play. The Ravens are coming off of a strong bounce-back win following three losses in a 34-17 rout of the Cowboys. The Browns sit on a four-game winning streak and look to challenge the Steelers atop the division.
The spread currently favors the Ravens as a field goal favorite with slight juice on their side at -118. In their previous meeting in Week 1, Baltimore dominated the Browns 38-6 as it remains the only game this season where Lamar Jackson threw for three touchdown passes.
Jackson’s numbers are tough to deny against the Cleveland defense. In five starts, he has thrown for nearly 939 yards, 11 total touchdowns, and just two interceptions. This Browns’ defensive unit has struggled to find an answer to the former Louisville quarterback in years past, and you should expect more of the same on Monday.
Look at the list of quarterbacks the Browns have faced this season:
- Lamar Jackson
- Joe Burrow
- Dwayne Haskins
- Dak Prescott
- Philip Rivers
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Derek Carr
- Deshaun Watson
- Carson Wentz
- Mike Glennon
Other than Jackson, the Browns have yet to face a seriously mobile quarterback this season other than Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson who doesn’t often have designed running plays like the Ravens run for Jackson. Take the Ravens laying the field goal until Cleveland can prove they have an answer for a dual-threat quarterback.
The Bet: Ravens -3 (-118)
The total sits at 45.5 for this matchup and is approximately a field goal less than the league average. Both teams have not trended much towards either side of the number, which is what makes it a tough pick as well as what sets the total at such a neutral number.
The Browns have been an offensive juggernaut the last few weeks, putting up 41 and 27 points in two straight wins but allowing 35 and 25 points in those games with both reaching the over. The Ravens sit at just 18th in the NFL in opponent rushing yards per attempt allowed at 4.4 while the Browns lead the league in rushing yards per attempt with the duo backfield of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. You likely won’t see the Browns be slowed down too much but expect the Ravens to keep pace. Take the over with some explosive offense from both sides in this one.
The Bet: Over 45.5 (-110)
Lamar Jackson’s passing game has certainly regressed this season after a breakout season with plenty of passing prowess to go with his talented running ability. This season, Jackson has thrown interceptions in six of his last eight games, including in four of his last five. His odds to throw an interception sit at +124 at FanDuel. Take the Yes to this one and feel confident with recent history backing you up.
As for Baker Mayfield, his passing attempts prop sits at 30.5. The Browns quarterback has thrown for 31 or more passing attempts just once in his last six games. The under sits at -102 and has serious value for the quarterback of a team who heavily relies on running the football. Roll with this prop as head coach Kevin Stefanski and Cleveland will look to keep things on the ground.
The Bets: Lamar Jackson To Throw An Interception (+124), Baker Mayfield under 30.5 passing attempts (-102)