Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland +7
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens go to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland opens this matchup as 7-point dogs. The total is set at 49. The Ravens are 12-2-0 ATS and 8-6-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 7-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Baltimore Ravens played the New York Jets and ended up getting the victory by a score of 42-21. Running the show from under center for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 15/23 with 212 yards through the air and threw 5 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Lamar Jackson paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 25 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 86 yards by way of 8 carries which gave him an average of 10.8 yards per run. Seth Roberts led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 66 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 22.0 yards per reception in the game. The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball a total of 34 times and totaled 218 yards which gave them an average of 6.4 yards per rush. For the game, they finished with a total of 59 plays which added up to 430 yards. In the game, the Ravens had a total of 23 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 35 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore allowed 18 catches on 32 attempts totaling 207 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. In the running game, the Ravens allowed 103 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 4.3 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 310 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Panthers and Colts.
The Ravens come into this matchup with a record of 12-2 for 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 34 points per contest, putting them 1st in the NFL. As a team, they are averaging 202 yards on the ground per game which is 1st among AFC teams. For total yardage, they rank 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NFL with 5,736 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Ravens currently have a total of 34 passing TDs and 19 rushing TDs. They are one of the dangerous teams in the AFC North and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Ravens have one of the top tier defenses in the league, giving up 18.4 points per game which has them at 3rd among AFC teams. In terms of yards on the ground, Baltimore is allowing 96.1 yards per game ranking them 1st among AFC North teams and 5th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush putting them 10th among AFC teams and 21st in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,830 rushing yards through 14 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ravens have allowed 3,054 yards. Teams are completing 59.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try. They have conceded 13 passing TDs and 11 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Cleveland Browns played the Arizona Cardinals and lost 38-24. Nick Chubb led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 33 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 127 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 66 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 8.3 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 30/43 with 247 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Cleveland Browns ran the football 23 times and racked up a total of 152 yards which had them averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. Overall, they totaled 67 plays for 393 yards. Overall, the Browns totaled 25 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 55 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cleveland gave up 19 completions on 25 tries for a total of 219 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the running game, the Browns gave up 226 yards on 35 tries which gave them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 445 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Parlays Pundit on the Lions vs Broncos game.
The Browns come into this game with a record of 6-8. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Browns have one of the worst offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Browns are ranked 2nd in the division and 21st out of all the teams in the league averaging 21.2 points per contest. Cleveland has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 126 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 10th among NFL teams. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,770 rushing yards through 14 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Browns average 350 yards per contest overall ranking them 17th in the NFL and 7th among AFC teams.
The Browns are conceding 23.5 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the division and 17th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups among NFL teams. They are giving up 218 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Browns sit in 5th in the AFC. They have conceded 21 passing touchdowns for this year. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 329 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 135 yards per contest ranking them 27th in the league and 3rd in the division. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,893 yards on the ground and 15 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +7
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