Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns - 9/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:01 PM (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -7 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns look for a statement road win to get back to a .500 record. The Cleveland Browns have lost six of their last nine road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 56.9 percent of his passes for 805 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has three interceptions in three of his last eight games. Odell Beckham Jr.and Jarvis Landry have combined for 449 receiving yards and one touchdown while Damion Ratley has seven receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 89 yards per contest, and Nick Chubb leads the way with 233 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 22 points and 315.3 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 27 tackles, Myles Garrett has six sacks and T.J. Carrie has one interception.
The Baltimore Ravens look for a bounce back victory to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Baltimore Ravens have won their last five home games. Lamar Jackson is completing 63 percent of his passes for 863 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jackson now has 13 regular season touchdown passes for his career. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 517 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nick Boyle has eight receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 216.7 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 257 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 20 points and 350.7 yards per game. Patrick Onwuasor leads the Baltimore Ravens with 18 tackles, Matthew Judon has three sacks and Earl Thomas has one interception.
The Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. AFC North and 7-19-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Ravens are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC North and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Browns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the road team is 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Ravens last 8 vs. AFC. The under is 5-2-1 in Browns last 8 games overall.
The Cleveland Browns have covered five of their last eight games as a road underdog of at least three points. The Baltimore Ravens have failed to cover nine of their last 13 games as a home favorite of at least three points. It's been three games and the Browns look lost offensively despite all of that talent, as the offensive line struggles with pass protection and Mayfield seems to have issues finding open receivers. The Ravens went toe-to-toe with the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, and they remain a physical team on both sides of the ball, a club that will punch an opponent in the mouth if that team isn't ready to match that energy. I have to lay the touchdown here, as the Browns are showing too many signs of being the same team they've always been.