Baltimore Ravens (8-4) vs. Cleveland Browns (6-6)
December 12, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Browns -2.5 / Baltimore Ravens +2.5; Over/Under: +45
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The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens clash Sunday in AFC North week 14 NFL action from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
The Baltimore Ravens come into this game looking to shake off a 20-19 loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last game. Lamar Jackson’s thrown for 2,865 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on 64% passing while also leading the Ravens in rushing qith 762 rushing yards while Devonta Freeman has 376 rushing yards with 4 TDs. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews each have 800+ receiving yards and a combined 11 touchdowns with 129 catches while Sammy Watkins and Rashod Bateman each have 300+ receiving yards in abbreviated seasons. On defense, Patrick Queen leads the Ravens with 68 total tackles while Tyus Bowser has a team-high 5.5 sacks and Odafe Oweh has 5 sacks as well for the Ravens this season.
The Cleveland Browns will look to get some revenge after their bye week, with their last game resulting in a 16-10 loss at the hands of Baltimore last time out. Baker Mayfield has thrown for 2,413 yards, 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 62.2% passing while Nick Chubb leads the Browns on the ground with 867 rushing yards and 6 scores. David Njoku leads the Browns with 407 receiving yards and 3 TDs while Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones each have 300+ receiving yards. On defense, Anthony Walker leads the Browns with 85 total tackles while Myles Garrett has a team-high 14 sacks and John Johnson III and Denzel Ward each have 3 interceptions as well this season.
Baltimore is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games as an underdog and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.
Neither of these teams have been the model of consistency as of late as both have really struggled to find their footing. However, someties head to head numbers come into play here as these are two teams simply don’t like each other but the Ravens have had the bulk of the success between the two. Sure, some of those numbers may be from when the Browns were a laughing stock, but I think some of that form remains and I think this one is more important to the Ravens who are trying to fend off the pesky Browns. Give me the points and the Ravens in this spot.