Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Baltimore Ravens (12-2) at Cleveland Browns (6-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)
The Line: Cleveland Browns +10 -- Over/Under: 48
The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns meet Sunday in week 16 NFL action at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Baltimore Ravens look to chase the top seed in the AFC while building on a 10-game winning streak. The Baltimore Ravens have won five straight road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,889 yards, 33 touchdowns and six interceptions. Jackson has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown have combined for 1,322 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 28 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 202.1 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 1,103 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 18.4 points and 314.3 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Baltimore Ravens with 61 tackles, Matthew Judon has 8.5 sacks and Marcus Peters has three interceptions.
The Cleveland Browns look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Browns have won their last four home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 3,356 yards, 17 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Mayfield has at least one interception in 11 of his 14 games this season. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 1,928 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Nick Chubb has 35 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 126.4 yards per contest, and Chubb leads the way with 1,408 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 23.5 points and 353.1 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 116 tackles, Myles Garrett has 10 sacks and Juston Burris has two interceptions.
The Ravens are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Browns are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North and 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games as a home underdog. The over is 5-2 in Ravens last 7 road games. The over is 5-2-1 in Browns last 8 vs. AFC North. The Ravens are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Cleveland. The road team is 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 meetings.
There's not much you can say about the Baltimore Ravens that hasn't already been said, as they're the hottest team in the league with a balanced attack, and they're covering as much as they're winning outright. You're never sure which Cleveland Browns team is going to show up and there's a good chance last weeks loss to the Cardinals ended their playoff hopes. With that said, we're still getting a talented Browns team at home and a free 10 points. The Browns beat up on the Ravens in week 4, scoring 40 points and producing 530 yards of offense. While both teams are a lot different now, this feels like too many points to leave on the table.