Will the AFC North Division match up between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens see the Ravens continue their recent domination? The sportsbooks are giving Baltimore around a 67% chance of making 10 regular season wins in a row over the Browns. Current money line odds for Cleveland range between +170 ($2.70) up to +175 ($2.75) with Baltimore priced around -200 ($1.50). The Latest NFL Lines show a point spread of Cleveland +4 Baltimore -4 and a over under line of O/U 42.
Cleveland recorded their second win of the season last week with a (7-6) win over the Chargers as +131 ($2.31) home underdogs. The Browns other win was against the Bengals in week 6 (34-24) as +107 ($2.07) home underdogs. Cleveland have averaged 314.8 total yards per game made up of 228.9 passing yards and 85.9 rushing. They have been competitive in matches as their 4-3-1 (+$80) point spread record would indicate, with other wagering results including a 3-5 over under record and a loss of -$42 against the money line odds.
Baltimore had the bye last week giving them plenty of time to re group after being thumped by the Texans (13-43) in week 7. The Ravens have averaged 355.1 total yards per game with 251 passing yards and 104.1 rushing. They have a poor 2-5 (-$310) record against the point spread and are 5-2 in over under betting. Against the opening money line odds the Ravens are showing a small profit of +$14 for $100 bets each week.
It will be interesting to see how Baltimore's defense performs as they try to function without Ray Lewis. No doubt one objective for Baltimore’s defense will be to tame Cleveland’s star rookie Trent Richardson who has rushed for 470 yards from 127 carries for 5 touchdowns.
Recent history for Cleveland v Baltimore is not pretty for the Browns who have gone 2-9 over the past 11 meetings. The over under record in that time is 4-6-1 with an average game total of 39.64 points. The last meeting was in week 4 this season where the Ravens won (23-16) as -560 ($1.18) home favorites. The Browns did keep it close enough to cover the +11.5 point spread by 4.5.
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