NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
The Baltimore Ravens (0-0) host the Cleveland Browns (0-0) on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in matchup between AFC North foes at M&T Bank Stadium. Cleveland is an 8.5-point underdog. The contest has an over/under of 49.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM TV Channel: CBS Location: Baltimore, MD Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
Ravens Players to WatchLamar Jackson threw for 3,127 yards while completing 66.1% of his passes (265-of-401), with 36 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games last year (208.5 yards per game). He also carried the ball 175 times for 1,213 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 80.9 yards per game. In 2019, Mark Ingram II ran for 1,018 yards on 202 carries (67.9 ypg), with 10 rushing touchdowns over the course of 15 games. He also caught 26 passes for 247 yards (16.5 ypg) and five touchdowns. Mark Andrews reeled in 64 passes for 852 yards last season and scored 10 touchdowns. He was targeted 98 times and averaged 56.8 yards per game over 15 outings. Marquise Brown's statline last year showed 46 grabs for 584 yards and seven touchdowns over the course of 14 games. He averaged 41.7 receiving yards per game and was targeted 71 times. Over 16 games in 2019, Willie Snead IV caught 31 passes on 45 targets for 339 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 21.2 receiving yards per game. Last season, Matthew Judon put up 9.5 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 52 tackles in 16 games. In 16 games over his 2019 campaign, Chuck Clark totaled 67 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception. Last season, Marcus Peters reeled in five interceptions and added 53 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 14 passes defended in 16 games.
Browns Players to WatchBaker Mayfield recorded 3,827 passing yards (239.2 yards per game) with a 59.4% completion percentage last year (317-of-534), while throwing 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 16 games. In 2019, Kareem Hunt rushed for 171 yards on 44 carries (21.4 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns over the course of eight games. He also caught 37 passes for 285 (35.6 ypg) and one touchdown. Jarvis Landry hauled in 83 passes for 1,174 yards last season and scored six touchdowns. He was targeted 137 times and averaged 73.4 yards per game over 16 outings. Odell Beckham Jr. chipped in with 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games last year. He was targeted 133 times and averaged 64.7 receiving yards per game. Austin Hooper caught 75 passes on 97 targets for 787 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 60.5 yards per game in 13 contests in 2019. Last season, Myles Garrett piled up 10 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 29 tackles in 10 games. In 16 games over his 2019 campaign, Mack Wilson totaled 82 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception. Andrew Sendejo intercepted three passes and tacked on 39 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended in 15 games last season.
Ravens vs Browns: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Baltimore owns a 3-2 record against Cleveland. Baltimore has outpaced Cleveland 118 points to 101 in the past five games.
Ravens vs Browns: Last Five Meetings
Ravens Team DataThe Ravens averaged 8.6 more points last season (33.2) than the Browns allowed (24.6). In games where Baltimore scored at least 33.2 points last season, they put together a record of 6-0. Cleveland was 5-3 last season in games where they allowed fewer than 24.6 points. The Ravens held a 46-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Browns defense last season (407.6 to 361.6). Baltimore's record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 7-1. When the Cleveland defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 4-6. The Ravens averaged 206.4 yards per game on the ground last season, 61.7 yards more than the Browns allowed to opposing rushing attacks (144.7). When Baltimore rushers gained at least a combined 206.4 yards, they had a record of 8-0 last season. Last season, when the Cleveland defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 144.7 yards on the ground, they were 4-5. Last season, the Browns forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game compared to the 0.9 times Ravens turned the football over in each contest. When Baltimore didn't turn the football over last season they were 6-1. Cleveland's record last season when they forced more than 1.2 turnovers: 3-1
Browns Team DataThe Browns averaged 3.3 more points per game last year (20.9) than the Ravens surrendered (17.6). Cleveland finished 5-3 overall a season ago when the team put up at least 20.9 points. When Baltimore gave up no more than 33.2 points last season, it had a 6-0 record. The Browns averaged 340.9 yards per game in 2019, 40.3 more yards than the 300.6 the Ravens gave up per outing. When the Baltimore offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 7-1 last season. In games Baltimore kept its opponents to 300.6 or fewer yards last year, it recorded an 8-0 record. Last season, the Browns piled up 118.3 rushing yards per game, 25.4 more per game than the Ravens allowed per contest (92.9). Last year, Cleveland put together a 4-3 record in games the team rushed for at least 118.3 yards. Last season, Baltimore finished 8-0 when holding opponents to no more than 92.9 yards on the ground. The Browns turned the ball over 1.8 times per game last year, just 0.2 more turnovers per game than the 1.6 the Ravens forced on average. In games in 2019, Cleveland finished with a 5-3 record when it turned the ball over 1.8 times or less. Baltimore compiled a 9-0 record when it forced at least 1.6 turnovers last season.
Ravens Fantasy LeadersJackson finished as the top fantasy player overall in 2019 with 416.4 fantasy points (27.8 per game). Ingram racked up 216.5 fantasy points a season ago (14.4 per game), good enough to rank him 32nd overall and eighth among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, Andrews averaged 9.5 fantasy points per game on the way to 143.2 total fantasy points. That made him the 74th-ranked fantasy player overall and the second-ranked tight end. Brown put together the 122nd-ranked fantasy season (45th among wide receivers) in 2019 with 100.4 fantasy points, averaging 7.2 per game.
Browns Fantasy LeadersMayfield put together a strong 2019 fantasy season, scoring 229.2 total fantasy points (14.3 per game) to finish 25th overall and 20th among quarterbacks in the league-wide fantasy rankings. Last year, Nick Chubb finished as the 29th-ranked fantasy player overall and the sixth-ranked running back. He totaled 219.2 fantasy points, averaging 13.7 per game. Landry was the No. 14 wide receiver and the No. 63 fantasy player overall with 154.4 total points last season (9.7 per game). Beckham's 2019 campaign saw him finish as the No. 94 fantasy player and the No. 31 WR with 127.3 fantasy points (averaging 8.0 per game).
Ravens vs Browns Betting Information
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Ravens Betting InsightsIn 2019, most of Baltimore's games with a betting line -- six out of 14 opportunities -- went over the point total (42.9%). Baltimore had a losing 10-3-1 record against the spread last year. Last season, the Ravens covered more games than they didn't when playing as 8.5-point or more favorites, finishing 3-1 ATS in those situations.
Ravens Home TrendsBaltimore hit the over four times in eight opportunities at home last year (50%). Last season, Ravens home games averaged 48.5 points, 0.5 fewer than this matchup's over/under (49.0). Baltimore put together a 4-3 record against the spread at home last year, and went 7-1 overall in home games. Last season, the Ravens finished an even 1-1 ATS in home games as at least an 8.5-point favorite.
Browns Betting InsightsCleveland compiled a losing 4-9-1 record against the spread last year. The Browns went 1-0 ATS last season when an underdog by at least 8.5 points. Cleveland played in seven games last year that went over the point total (50% of its opportunities).
Browns Road TrendsCleveland hit the over four times in eight opportunities on the road last year (50%). Browns away games last season averaged 44.9 total points, 4.1 fewer than this contest's over/under (49.0). Cleveland finished just 1-6 against the spread in away games last year, and went 2-6 overall on the road.
Additional InfoThe average point total in Ravens matchups last season was 50.8, 1.8 more points than the over/under for this game. Browns matchups last year had a 45.5-point average over/under, 3.5 fewer points than this game's total. Seven of Baltimore's games went over 49.0 points last season (43.8% of matchups). Cleveland's games went over 49.0 points five times last year (31.2% of matchups). The teams combined to score 54.1 points per game last season, 5.1 more points than this matchup's total. These teams gave up a combined 42.2 points per game last year, 6.8 fewer points than the total for this contest.
Justin Madubuike: Out (Knee),
Justice Hill: Out (Thigh),
Tyre Phillips: Questionable (Ankle),
Chris Moore: Out (Finger)
Greedy Williams: Out (Shoulder),
M.J. Stewart: Questionable (Hamstring),
Kevin Johnson: Out (Liver),
Mack Wilson: Out (Knee),
J.C. Tretter: Questionable (Knee),
Chris Hubbard: Out (Ankle)