Baltimore Ravens (7-5) at Cleveland Browns (9-3)Baltimore Ravens visit the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday night at 8:15 p.m. ET. Here’s our complete guide to Ravens Browns Bet Tips. All odds and lines for Ravens at Browns picks are from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Ravens Browns Bet Tips
Ravens Browns Odds and Betting Lines
- Against The Spread: Ravens -1 (-110)/Browns +1 (-110)
- Moneyline: Ravens (-121)/Browns (+100)
- Total: 46.5 — Over 46.5 (-110)/Under 46.5 (-110)
- Implied Team Totals: Ravens 23.75, Browns 22.75
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Ravens Browns Key Injuries
RavensRavens CB Jimmy Smith injured his groin in Week 12’s loss to the Steelers. That injury forced him to be designated inactive for Tuesday night’s win over Dallas. While Smith has been on and off the injury report this season with various ailments, he has only missed two games. Pro Football Focus has ranked Smith as their sixth-best cornerback on 435 snaps. If Smith misses his second straight game, reserve Anthony Averett will see extended playing time in the starter’s absence.
BrownsBrowns CB Denzel Ward has not played since Week 11 with a calf injury, missing each of the past two games. Currently, Ward is the No. 14 ranked corner at PFF on 652 snaps. If Ward sits, Kevin Johnson is likely the next man up in the rotation.
Ravens Browns Players to WatchRavens WR Marquise Brown is finally showing up. In last Tuesday night’s win over the Cowboys, Brown caught 4-of-8 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. Hollywood has now scored in back-to-back weeks, and Tuesday’s attention marked his most targets since Week 5 and his most yards since Week 4. What was supposed to be a second-year leap for Brown has ultimately been a disappointing struggle, but these are positive signs that a strong finish could be in progress. Coming off his best game in a while, Brown has an excellent opportunity to make another impact on Monday night against the Browns, especially if Denzel Ward misses his third straight contest with a calf injury. Brown has played in three career games versus Cleveland with his best outcome occurring in the 2020 season opener with a 5/101/0 line on six targets. Brown had fewer than four receptions and 22 yards in each of his other two contests against the Browns back in 2019. The Browns are allowing the 10th-most passing yards per game (256.9) in 2020. The Browns need playmakers to step up if they are going to keep up with the Ravens if this game turns into a high-scoring affair. While the Browns have no issue scoring points normally, the Ravens’ defense is one of the best units in the NFL. However, you can get to Baltimore by utilizing tight ends against them. The Ravens are allowing the 10th most receptions (62), the 17th most yards (611), and the fifth most touchdowns to enemy tight ends in 2020. That bodes well for Austin Hooper, who has yet to find his way in the Cleveland offense. The high-priced free-agent acquisition has only accumulated a 30/286/2 line this season on 44 targets in 10 games. Hooper caught both of his targets for 15 yards back in Week 1 against the Ravens.
Ravens Browns Weather ReportThe weather at FirstEnergy Stadium calls for clear nightly skies at the time of kickoff with a 3% chance of precipitation. The temperature is forecast at 34 degrees Fahrenheit with 12 mph winds blowing West.
Ravens Browns Bet Tips
BEST BET: Ravens -1 (-110)The Ravens have not looked like themselves of late, losing four of their past six games. However, after a get-right matchup and win over the Cowboys last week, the Ravens will face the Browns, a team Lamar Jackson normally plays well against. Jackson is 3-2 against the Browns and Baker Mayfield, winning each of their past two meetings in convincing fashion, including a 38-6 execution in the season opener. While the Browns are a much different and much-improved team since Week 1, the Ravens have not lost to the Browns in Cleveland since October of 2018. While this game is a must-win for both teams, they both need it for very different reasons. The Browns are trying to catch the Steelers in the AFC North race, while the Ravens are just trying to get into the Wild Card picture. The Ravens need this game more.
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CONSIDER: Under 46.5 (-110)Historically, these Ravens-Browns meetings trend toward the Under. However, I am not confident. If I was, it would be my Best Bet, and I am an Over/ Under guy. While this game can go in either direction, I trust the under more considering the Ravens are allowing the third-fewest points per game (19.3) in the league. The Monday night weather in Cleveland can also come into play here. The weather is not expected to be severe, but a lot can change in the coming days. Fewer than 39 total points were scored in each of the past three Browns games at home — vs. Eagles (39), vs. Texans (17), vs. Raiders (22). The Under is 6-4 in the past 10 meetings between the Ravens and Browns and 6-2 in their past eight, hitting in each of their past two matchups. The Under is 3-2 in the Ravens’ past five games. The Under is 4-3 in the Browns’ past seven games but has not hit in each of their past two matchups.
PASS: Ravens (-121)Unless these lines move, you are better off taking the Ravens giving the point. You’re getting slightly better odds. Anthony Cervino is 41-35-1 on his NFL Best Bets in 2020.
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