The Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns meet Sunday in another exciting NFL contest. This is a battle between two AFC North teams. The Ravens look to bounce back from a road loss to the Steelers. This is a game that they have to make the most of to retain the top spot in the division. Meanwhile, the hosts look forward to the support of their home crowd after losing the first of back-to-back games against the Ravens.
NitroBetting goes over the important points of the Ravens vs. Browns contest. Get a full game preview down below. Our team features all the important event details, team and player statistics, and NFL betting odds. Additionally, we share timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks. Check out for more Football odds, analysis, and a free picks at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Ravens vs. Browns Game Information
Stefanski: "They were moving around, flying around the practice field today. I feel like they recharged with their time away from here."— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 6, 2021
- When: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: CBS
- Radio: 98 Rock WIYY (Ravens) / 850 ESPN Cleveland (Browns)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Ravens (+2.0) / Browns (-2.0)
Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?
The Steelers denied the Ravens a three-game winning streak in Week 13. It was a hard-fought game for both sides, but the Ravens were two points short of a win.
The Ravens held their opponents to 13 points or less in their last two wins. They start to show improvement on the defensive end and look forward to another clash against the Browns this weekend. The side averages 21.7 opponent points (ninth) per game.
Although the team has one of the worst opponent passing yards records, the unit makes up for it elsewhere. They have the best rushing defense in the league, holding opponents to 84.3 opponent rushing yards per game.
Offensively, the Ravens can threaten a relatively weaker Browns defense. The team does not score as much as the heavy hitters in the league. They average 23.5 points per game. However, the squad records over 387 yards (fifth) per game. The team particularly shines during rushing plays where they average 147.1 yards (third) per game. We expect the Browns to have difficulty containing the Ravens’ rushing efforts.
Right tackle Patrick Mekari is on the questionable list following a hand injury. Tyre Phillips is expected to take his place if he does not recover in time.
Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?
The hosts struggle to find stability in the past few weeks. Although the side secured three wins in six games, they were held to ten points or less in their last three defeats. The Browns look to recover from their most recent 16-10 loss to the Ravens in Week 14.
The Browns average 21.2 points (19th) per game. They don’t capitalize on passing as much as their opponents as the side averages just 207.0 passing yards (24th) per game. But, the team shines when performing rushing plays. Just like their opponents, the Browns have one of the most impressive rushing statistics in the league right now. They average 147.1 rushing yards (third) per game and hold a 46.76 (fifth) rushing play percentage.
Previewing the defense, Cleveland falls behind when dealing with rushing plays. They limit opponents to 105.3 rushing yards (12th) per game. The Ravens’ rushing might remain a handful for the Browns. But, they can still make it difficult for the visitors with a competitive squad. In contrast, the Browns have better passing defense than their opponents on Sunday afternoon. The Browns averaged 210.3 opponent passing yards (eighth) in 12 games played.
The Browns enter the stage with a healthy squad, save for wide receiver Anthony Schwartz who is currently in concussion protocol. Rashard Higgins and Ja’Marcus Bradley are anticipated to fill in for the starter.
Ravens vs. Browns Betting Trends
- The Ravens are 6-4 in the last ten road games (5-5 ATS).
- The Ravens are 4-1 in the last five road games against the Browns (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Ravens’ last five games against the Browns.
- The Browns are 7-3 in the last ten games at the FirstEnergy Stadium (3-7 ATS).
- The Browns are 1-2 in the last three home games against the Ravens (1-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Ravens’ last five home games against the Ravens.
Ravens vs. Browns Expert Betting Predictions
There’s very little separation between the two teams. Both are coming off losses, which plays a huge factor in their momentum. But with more wins in the last five games and a close loss, they might have more going for them. The only advantage the Browns hold over the visitors is having their fans by their side. The Ravens can cover the spread and make a run for a close victory. Ultimately, the Browns remain the favorites until the Ravens prove why they are the top team in AFC North.
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