Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (BAL -8, O/U 48.5)
The Browns will visit reigning MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens this Sunday to begin Kevin Stefanski’s regime in Cleveland. The league’s preeminent rushing attack will await Stefanski in Baltimore, where the Browns enter as one of Week 1’s largest underdogs. The Ravens currently sit as 8-point favorites over the Browns, and John Harbaugh’s squad will look to defend home field after their only regular-season loss in Baltimore came at the hands of these Browns a season ago.
Our model believes the Ravens should have no issues disposing of the division-rival Browns, projecting a final score of 31.7-16.9 in favor of Baltimore. With a projected margin of victory near 15 points and a spread of 8, we have a large edge on the Ravens in this Week 1 matchup. Our model suggests a $125 wager on BALTIMORE -8 for an average $100 bettor.
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How to bet the total in Browns vs Ravens:
Prediction Machine’s NFL model projects a final score of 31.7-16.9 in favor of the Ravens. With 48.6 projected points and an OVER/UNDER of 48.5, we have no suggested wager on the total in this one.