Browns vs Ravens Odds and Predictions: The Cleveland Browns (9-3) are set to lock horns with the Baltimore Ravens (7-5) at their home field FirstEnergy Stadium in a crucial Monday Night Football on 14 December.
The Browns will definitely look to avenge their embarrassing defeat against the Ravens in the season opener. A win would also improve the chances of securing their first postseason berth in 18 years and keep themselves in the race of winning the AFC North.
The Baltimore Ravens are looking very strong after the return of their quarterback Lamar Jackson. They will face a must-win situation on Monday with heavy playoff implications on the line.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant will be missed as he tested positive for COVID-19. The Ravens are dealing with numerous COVID cases this season. They need to be at their best on Monday to end the winning streak of the Browns.
Browns vs Ravens Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
The Cleveland Browns won’t like to remember the opening game of this season. They looked completely unsettled and out of form in that game as they faced a crushing 38-6 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens.
However, they made a great comeback and won 4 consecutive games against the Bengals, Washington, Cowboys, and Colts. The 6th game ended with an embarrassing 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns managed to have a good season after that as they won 5 of their next 6 games.
They will be welcoming the Ravens after defeating the Tennessee Titans with a margin of 41-35 in the last game.
The Baltimore Ravens looked in good touch in the initial phase of the season. They defeated the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans with big margins in the opening two games.
They finished the next game on the losing side against the Kansas City Chiefs with a margin of 34-20. The next 3 games ended with convincing wins over Washington (31-17), Bengals (27-3), and Eagles (30-28).
The Ravens couldn’t continue their form as they managed to win only 2 of their next 6 games. They will be facing the Browns after a comfortable 34-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cleveland Browns are very strong at home as they won 5 of their last 6 home games. The Baltimore Ravens, on the other hand, are having a decent away record with 4 wins in the last 6 away clashes.
Browns vs Ravens: H2H
The Browns-Ravens rivalry started in September 1999 when the two teams faced each other for the first time.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in that game with a score of 17-10. Overall, both teams have met each other 43 times. The Browns won 11 of them, while the Ravens won 32 games.
The last clash between the two teams took place in the current NFL season on 13 September 2020. The game ended with a 38-6 victory for the Ravens.
The Browns’ offense is led by star quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has completed 2,442 passing yards this season. He also has 21 passing touchdowns and 7 interceptions to his name.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson is looking in great form and is performing well for the Ravens. He has gained 2,055 passing yards from 11 games at a good completion rate of 63.8%.
Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are the key running backs for the Browns. The passing yards completed are 799 for Chubb and 739 for Hunt as of now.
Lamar Jackson is the season leader for the Ravens in rushing too. He has completed 669 rushing yards so far. He gets good support from Gus Edwards who has maintained an average of 40.6 rushing yards per game.
The wide receiver Jarvis Landry has given a consistent performance for the Browns with 676 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. For the Ravens, Marquise Brown has played well in receiving with 555 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns.
In the defense department, B.J Goodson is the season leader for the Cleveland Browns. He has 81 tackles to his name so far. The Ravens will rely on linebacker Patrick Queen who has completed 84 tackles this season.
Talking about kicking, the Browns have Jamie Gillan who has made 17 field goals so far at a success rate of 89.5%. With 21 field goals and a success rate of 91.3%, Justin Tucker has been very impressive for the Ravens this season.
It is not very easy to predict a winner as both the teams are looking very strong. There is no margin of error for the players as the game is crucial for playoff contention. The Browns know that they can win this one only if they can contain Jackson. The Ravens need to play with an attacking mindset to challenge the hosts.
Most of the prediction and betting platforms are giving the Ravens a slight upper hand in the crucial Week 14 battle. However, the battle seems to be very close. As per the odds via BETMGM,
Bookies.com has given the betting odds 1.75 in favor of Baltimore Ravens, and 3.50 in favor of Cleveland Browns.
Oddschecker is another famous platform for providing betting tips. As per them, the betting odds are 11/14 for Baltimore Ravens, and 6/5 for Cleveland Browns