Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (-2.5)
FirstEnergy Stadium is the location where the Cleveland Browns (6-6) will play the Baltimore Ravens (8-4) on Sunday. Baltimore is 2.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 42.5.
The Baltimore Ravens come into this game with a record of 8-4 this year. In their last contest, the Ravens faced off with the Steelers and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-19. Lamar Jackson went 23/37 with 253 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 80.1 and finished the game with 1 pick. Marquise Brown had an average of 11.0 yards per catch by recording 55 yds on 5 catches. Devonta Freeman was the best rusher for the Ravens with 14 carries for 52 yds (3.7 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they had 69 plays which gave them 326 yds. The Baltimore Ravens rushed the ball a total of 25 different times and totaled 107 yds, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Ravens gave up 85 yds on 25 tries, which is 3.4 yds per run allowed. Baltimore allowed 21 pass completions on 31 tries for 236 yds, and a completion rate of 67.7%.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Baltimore Ravens have an average of 23.5 points per game. As a team they're averaging 147.1 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 3rd in the NFL. The Ravens have tallied 4,655 yards in total this season. Baltimore has compiled 149 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 73 penalties for 611 yds. They have surrendered the ball 18 different times (14 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). In terms of getting in the endzone, Baltimore has amassed 16 passing touchdowns and 13 touchdowns via the ground.
In terms of passing yards, the Ravens have conceded 3,269 yards which puts them in 30th in the National Football League. They are allowing 272.4 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.8%. Overall, they are allowing 356.7 yards/game which puts them 20th in the league. They have allowed 19 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 84.3 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During the season, they have conceded 1,011 yards via the ground game in 12 outings. The Ravens are sitting in 9th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, allowing 21.7 PPG.
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The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Browns took a defeat with a final score of 16-10 when they played the Ravens. Kareem Hunt ran the ball 7 times for 20 yards, ending the contest with 2.9 yds per carry for Cleveland. Jarvis Landry was a featured target for the Browns, grabbing 6 passes for 111 yards (18.5 yds per catch). Baker Mayfield (1 TD) ended the contest with 247 yards on 18/37 through the air while his QB rating was 79.4. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.68 yards. Cleveland gave up 43 running attempts for 148 yds (3.4 yards per carry). The Browns secondary gave up a completion percentage of 62.5%, relinquishing 155 yards on 20 out of 32 passing. The Browns finished with 262 yards and they ran 57 plays (4.6 yds per play). Cleveland rushed the football for 2.4 yards per tote, totaling 40 yards on 17 attempts.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Browns are sitting 19th in football maintaining an average of 21.2 points per game. During the season thus far, the Browns have racked up 2,484 passing yards as well as holding an average of 207.0 passing yards per contest, putting them at 24th in football. They have an average of 147.1 run yards per game and have run for 1,765 yards for this year. The Cleveland Browns maintain an average of 354.1 yards/game ranking them 17th in the league. The Cleveland offense has totaled 771 penalty yds on 85 infractions, which is 5th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 6 interceptions while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 127 1st downs.
Cleveland has allowed the opposition a total of 1,263 rushing yards (105.3 yards per contest) in addition to 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have yielded 22 touchdowns via the pass and 210.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 8th out of all teams. They have compiled 14 takeaways (3 fumbles and 11 picks) for the year. This year, they have conceded 267 points in total. The Browns defense has participated in 734 plays, which is good for 9th in football. The Browns are allowing 22.3 PPG, which has them in 13th in football.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Browns -2.5 and over 42.5 total points
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