The Cleveland Browns visit the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7 of the 2022 NFL Season. The Cleveland Browns just lost to the New England Patriots in a game that was closer than the final score indicated. The Ravens just lost another game when they lead in the fourth quarter with the Giants coming back to win. This should be an interesting game with both teams needing to rebound. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds
The Baltimore Ravens are 6.5-point home favorites and are also at -280 on the money line. The over/under is also at 46.5. Baltimore being the favorites here and by that much makes a lot of sense because they have all the talent of a very good team, but just haven’t been able to close out the games that they’ve lost. The over/under also makes sense because the Ravens have a very good offense and Cleveland can score as well, but they’re just inconsistent. This spread could move, but it seems like it’ll stay around this number.
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens Prediction
The pick: Baltimore -6.5
The Cleveland Browns seem like they might be reeling and on a downward spiral. Baltimore has proven to collapse in the second half of games, but it seems like the Browns might be struggling way more. The Browns have one of the best running games in the league, with them averaging 172 yards on the ground, but for whatever reason they have gone away from that dominant running attack in recent weeks. The biggest example of this was last week when the Browns just had 70 yards on the ground. The tandem of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt is one of the best in the whole league and for the Browns to have any chance in this game they need to establish the run and not rely on Jacoby Brissett as the bulk of their offense.
The Baltimore Ravens have been a team that’s had a roller coaster of a season up to this point. The games they’ve lost were lost in the second half after each team came back in the fourth quarter. The key for the Ravens in this game is what their defense can do because they have not been great this year, especially against the pass. The biggest difference here might be the fact that the Ravens have Lamar Jackson and the Browns don’t. That’s reason enough to like this bet too.
- Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Over is 4-0 in Browns last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Under is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 games in October.
Cleveland Browns Injuries: DE Myles Garrett (Shoulder) Q, G Wyatt Teller (Ankle) Q
Baltimore Ravens Injuries: RB JK Dobbins (Knee) Q, OLB David Ojabo (Achilles) Q
Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens below.
Nick Chubb vs the Ravens Front Seven
Nick Chubb is the engine that makes the Browns go on offense. He has 110 carries, 649 rushing yards, and seven rushing touchdowns. He’s been very consistent on the year until last week. His best game was two weeks ago against the Chargers when he had 17 carries, 134 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. The Ravens have been okay against the run this year, and are giving up 104 rushing yards a game. Chubb is the key for the Browns, and if the Ravens can contain him then this game won’t be close.
Lamar Jackson vs the Browns Secondary
Lamar Jackson has been incredible this year for the Ravens. He’s leading the Ravens in both passing and rushing so far this year. Jackson has 1,277 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also has a 62% completion percentage. His best game was in Week 2 when he had 318 passing yards, 318 passing yards, and a 72 % completion percentage. The Cleveland Browns pass defense is not that good, and are giving up 240 yards a game through the air. Jackson could have a great game in this game, and is easily the biggest key for Baltimore.