In an upcoming week 4 NFL clash at Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens are set to take on the Cleveland Browns. Here’s a unique and concise preview of the game along with a pick and prediction.
The Baltimore Ravens suffered their first loss of the season in a hard-fought 22-19 overtime defeat against the Colts in their previous game. Quarterback Lamar Jackson has had a solid start to the season, passing for 608 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception while also leading the Ravens in rushing with 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gus Edwards has contributed 145 rushing yards, and Zay Flowers leads the team with 21 receptions for 188 yards, with Nelson Agholor adding 102 receiving yards.
On the defensive side, Roquan Smith leads the Ravens with 33 total tackles, and Kyle Hamilton has been a force with 3 sacks. The road team has won each of the Ravens’ last eight Week 4 games, and the Ravens have covered the spread in 14 of their last 15 Sunday games when playing as underdogs.
The Cleveland Browns bounced back from an early-season loss by delivering a dominant performance against the Tennessee Titans, winning 27-3 and improving their record to 2-1. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 678 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions on 63.7% passing. Jerome Ford has contributed 160 rushing yards, while Amari Cooper leads the team with 17 receptions for 243 receiving yards, complemented by Elijah Moore’s 128 receiving yards.
Defending, Grant Delpit has recorded 16 total tackles, and Myles Garrett has been a standout with 4.5 sacks. Historically, the Browns have excelled in home games against AFC North opponents, winning their last six such matchups. However, they have struggled to cover the spread in their last seven Sunday games against teams with winning records.
Both the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns bring their unique strengths to the table, setting the stage for a hard-fought contest. NFL Odds are close and interesting in this one.
As these AFC North matchups tend to be rugged and competitive affairs, it’s wise to anticipate a closely contested game, possibly culminating in a final score with few points in between. Given this, placing a bet on the under for total points (currently set at 40.5) appears to be a prudent choice for this matchup.
When it comes to the odds, the Ravens are offered at +3 (-115) on the spread, while the Browns are favored at -3 (-105). It seems reasonable to have the Ravens cover the spread as they’re an overall better team in most aspects.