Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
We have an interesting AFC North battle set for Week 5 as we have the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns square off here. The Ravens are second in the division with a 2-1 record right now and are coming off a 22-19 overtime home loss against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. The Browns are third in the division with a 2-1 record as well and are coming off a dominant 27-3 home victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Ravens vs. Browns Betting Odds
|Baltimore Ravens||+2,5 (-108)||O 40 (-108)||+114|
|Cleveland Browns||-2.5 (-112)||U 40 (-112)||-135|
Ravens vs. Browns Game Details
Fixture: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
Date & Time: Sunday, October 1, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Venue: Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
Ravens vs. Browns Key Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have to be better than just an average offensive team as they are scoring 23.7 points (18th) on 348 total yards (12th). They are fifth in rushing yards per game and that is because of the play of their dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson. So far this season, he is 63-of-86 (73.3 completion percentage) for 608 yards with two passing touchdowns and an interception while also running 32 times with 193 yards (6.0 yards per carry) with two rushing touchdowns. They have been incredible on third down as they are 23-of-45 (51.11 percent) on converting third downs. This team has a lot of talent and need to step up if they want to take that next step as a team.
The defense of the Baltimore Ravens have been doing well as they are eighth in the sport with 18.3 points per game allowed while also ranking 11th in the NFL with 292.3 total yards per game. They have applied a lot of pressure throughout the season as they have forced 11 sacks but only have two takeaways (one interception, one forced fumble). Baltimore needs to figure out how to get off the field on third down as teams are converting on 25-of-55 (45.46 percent) against them so this will be a great test for them to flex their muscles on a weaker offensive team right now.
The Cleveland Browns have to show a lot more prowess on the offensive side of things as they are 12th in the sport with 24.3 points on 10th in 366.3 total yards per game thus far. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has struggled to begin the season and not looking like himself from the Houston Texans days. So far, he is 65-of-102 (63.7 completion percentage) for 678 yards with four touchdown passes and two interceptions as well as 15 rushing attempts for 83 yards (5.5 yards per attempt) with a rushing touchdown but needs to get healthy with a shoulder injury he is nursing. This team loves to run the football as they are fourth in the sport with 160.7 rushing yards per game.
Their defense has been historical up to this point in some aspects as they are currently leading the NFL with 10.7 points on 163.7 total yards per game. This defense has been incredible as they have allowed just 21 total first downs throughout the first three games of the season. Defensive end Myles Garrett has been an absolute force throughout the year as he has 4.5 sacks, eight tackles and a forced fumble. Teams are not able to move the ball much against them and they are becoming the most feared overall defense in the National Football League, despite only having two total takeaways right now.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
- Lamar Jackson is 35-33 ATS (48-20 SU) as a starting quarterback
- Deshaun Watson is 31-32-2 ATS (34-31 SU) as a starting quarterback
- Ravens are 19-4 ATS in their last 23 games as an underdog
- Jim Harbaugh is 54-34-3 ATS as an underdog