The Baltimore Ravens (9-4) are on top of the AFC North (winning six of their last seven games), but still under pressure to stay ahead of the pack because the Cincinnati Bengals share the same record. However, they must take no game lightly, especially their upcoming clash with the Cleveland Browns (5-8) in Week 15.
Deshaun Watson has failed to perform up to expectations since his return from suspension, which should give the Ravens an advantage provided that Lamar Jackson remains absent from the action. With four weeks left to play and the AFC North title still distinctly within reach, the Ravens will need to fight hard for each point if they are going to make this happen.
Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Odds/Game Lines
|Odds from DraftKings||Spread||Total||Moneyline|
|BAL Ravens||+2.5 (-105)||Over 37.5 (-110)||+130|
|CLE Browns||-2.5 (-115)||Under 37.5 (-110)||-150|
|First Score Method 3-Way||TD -125||FG -110||Safety +2800|
|Odds from FanDuel||Spread||Total||Moneyline|
|BAL Ravens||+2.5 (-104)||Over 37.5 (-110)||+124|
|CLE Browns||-2.5 (-118)||Under 37.5 (-110)||-146|
|First Drive Result|
|Punt||Offensive TD||Field Goal Attempt||Any Other|
Ravens Injury Update
With the Baltimore Ravens leading their division in a very tight race, quarterback availability has become a crucial question as they prepare for their Week 15 game in Cleveland. On Sunday, Tyler Huntley suffered a concussion in the third quarter of the win against Pittsburgh, and Lamar Jackson is still recovering from his knee injury sustained the week before.
At Monday’s press conference, Head Coach John Harbaugh shared that he didn’t have much info on either QB’s health. It remains to be seen who will be at the helm this weekend and whether the team can maintain its overall success with a new leader.
After injuries to both Jackson and Huntley, the Ravens have no other choice but to put their trust in the inexperienced Anthony Brown. However, Brown had a strong showing in relief against the Steelers last week completing 3 of 5 passes. Should he struggle, the team will look to Brett Hundley who re-joined the team’s practice squad just last week.
Slowing Down the Browns
While the Ravens emerge as underdogs due to injuries, they still have the right ingredients to slow down the Browns’ rushing game. Cleveland relies heavily on their run game and with Watson being off-kilter for some time now, Baltimore has an added upper hand. The Ravens boast one of the strongest defensive forces in the NFL, allowing teams only 3.8 yards per carry.
However, that stellar average gets even more impressive over the last three games where Baltimore has locked opponents down to just 2.8 yards per carry – tops in the league. This could prove to be a deciding factor on Sunday when the Ravens take on the Browns in Cleveland.