Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns - 12/17/22 NFL Picks and Prediction
Cleveland Browns (5-8) vs Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
Game Info: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 4:30 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Browns -2.5 -- Over/Under: 38.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Baltimore Ravens will play the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Baltimore Ravens are 9-4 this season after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 16-14 in their last game. Baltimore was out gained by a total of 329-309 and forced three turnovers in the win. The Baltimore offense is averaging 23.2 points per game with 184.8 passing yards per game and 162.2 rushing yards per game. Lamar Jackson is doubtful to play in this game, so it looks like Tyler Huntley will start once again for the Ravens at quarterback. Kenyan Drake has rushed for 422 yards and three touchdowns, while Mark Andrews has caught 58 passes for 671 yards and five scores for Baltimore. The Baltimore defense is giving up 19.2 points per game and 330.4 yards per game.
The Cleveland Browns are 5-8 this season after they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-10 in their last game. Cleveland gained 344 total yards and turned the ball over once, with an additional three turnovers on downs in the game. The Cleveland offense is averaging 23.1 points per game with 219.3 passing yards per game and 149.5 rushing yards per game. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 407 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions for the Browns this season. Nick Chubb has rushed for 1,153 yards and 12 scores, while Amari Cooper (questionable) has caught 63 passes for 874 yards and seven touchdowns for Cleveland. The Cleveland defense is allowing 24.8 points per game and 343.8 yards per game.
Baltimore is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the AFC North. The under is 8-2 in Baltimore’s last 10 games. Cleveland is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games against the AFC North. The over is 4-1-1 in Cleveland’s last 6 home games. Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.
Baltimore comes into this game with some major questions at quarterback, but they were able to make it work last week in their win against Pittsburgh. Cleveland has not looked very good on offense over the last two weeks and will face a defense that is only allowing 19.2 points per game. This game is a toss up, but I am going to take Deshaun Watson over Tyler Huntley and ride with the Browns here.