Browns vs Ravens Game Preview
Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens Odds
Coming off an embarrassing season-opening loss at Denver the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens hope for better results when they host the 0-1 Cleveland Browns Sunday (1 pm ET, CBS).
As of early in the week Baltimore, which just allowed Denver QB Peyton Manning to tie the record for TD passes in a game with seven, was favored by seven points over the Brownies, who looked bad in losing their opener against Miami.
But the Ravens dominate the Browns. They are 10-0 SU, 7-3 ATS past 10 games vs Cleveland. Those games typically plunge under the total as well (UNDER is 7-1 past 8 meetings).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ravens sit at No. 23 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Browns are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Ravens will win this game 15-14.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Browns defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 23 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 335 yards per game, more than the Browns secondary allows through the air, 255 YPG per game.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 23-10 loser as they battled the Dolphins at home. The Browns failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 49-27 loser as they battled the Broncos on the road. The Ravens failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Joe Flacco handled the Broncos defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 362 yards and 2 scores, but Baltimore still lost to Denver 49-27.
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 2-8
Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 8-2
A few Browns at Ravens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Baltimore is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Cleveland at Minnesota, Sunday, September 22
Baltimore home to Houston, Sunday, September 22