The Cleveland Browns (5-8) play the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) at FirstEnergy Stadium on 17th December at 16:30.
The AFC North race is taking shape ahead of this Week 15 divisional matchup. The Cleveland Browns hold third place in the divisional standings, having gone 5-8 after 13 regular season matches. Sitting first is the Baltimore Ravens, who are 9-4 from 13 outings.
It’s now getting toward that time of the year when every match counts. For the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Betting lines
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Betting expert picks
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Moneyline
The Cleveland Browns are the favorites for this Week 15 matchup, but we’re not too keen on their recent patchy form. The hosts have lost three of their last five contests and look like a red flag at the FirstEnergy Stadium to us.
Instead, we feel like siding with the Baltimore Ravens (+125) for an underdog win. The oddsmakers may only rate their chances of victory at 44%, but the visitors have won four of their previous five games and are the value bet in our opinion.
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Spread
The oddsmakers are siding with the Cleveland Browns on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 2.5-point favorites over the Baltimore Ravens for Saturday’s showdown. In the last 25 matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.2 points.
The Cleveland Browns have covered the spread in four of their last five games at home. However, at the same time, the hosts have only covered the spread in half of their past eight home rounds and are 5-5 ATS in the last ten overall.
The past five visits to the FirstEnergy Stadium have gone rather well for the Baltimore Ravens, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 12.7 points. The visitors are 6-2 ATS from their eight most recent road trips, as well as 3-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Total
Judging by a points average of 42.32 points from the last 25 matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
The average total from the last five encounters between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens was 49.6 points, which is more than the 39.5-point total the oddsmakers have set for Saturday’s matchup at the FirstEnergy Stadium.
The total has averaged 46.6 points in the Cleveland Browns’ ten most recent games, as well as 48.4 points in their last five at home. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in the last three games at the FirstEnergy Stadium for the Cleveland Browns, who are 4-5 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The total has gone under in four of the Baltimore Ravens’ last five games. Over was a winning bet three times in the past 5 road games for the Baltimore Ravens, who are 3-7 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens Betting trends
- Cleveland Browns have covered the spread in four of their last five games at FirstEnergy Stadium.
- Cleveland Browns point score went under in their last three games
- In four of the Baltimore Ravens’ last five games, the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 15 2022, Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns Form
The Cleveland Browns slipped to 5-8 for the season last week after falling to a 23-10 defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals. They are 3-7 across their ten most recent games and 3-2 in the past eight at home.
The Browns have scored 23.1 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The hosts have given up 24.8 points in the previous five outings, which is on par with the 24.8 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
In 2021, the Browns went 8-9 to end up third in the AFC North and out of playoff contention. They were expected to make a return to NFL postseason this year, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer as the hosts are only 5-8 this season so far.
Baltimore Ravens Form
The Baltimore Ravens went 9-4 for the season last week by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-16. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 7-3 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
Unfortunately, the Ravens offense hasn’t performed to its usual standards of late. In the last five matches, the offensive unit has only put up 18.6 points on average, which is someway off this season’s tally of 23.2 points. A middle-of-the-pack defense is what the Ravens have to offer ahead of their latest road trip, with 19.2 points allowed across 13 matches so far.
The Ravens began the year backed as a threat for the AFC Championship. While it’s still early days, the vistors remain on course to reach this target. They hold the third seed in the AFC Conference and will seek to both maintain and improve their seeding as the regular season winds down.
Cleveland Browns VS Baltimore Ravens H2H history
The total reached 39.5 points in the most recent encounter between these teams in October 2022. The matchup ended in a 23-20 road victory for the Baltimore Ravens back then. The total has gone under 39.5 points in 11 of the last 25 meetings between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
The Browns tallied 17.72 points on average per game from their 25 most recent head-to-head games against the Ravens. The latter managed an average of 24.6 points in comparison.