A rivalry game in the AFC North is set to take place on Saturday afternoon, as the Baltimore Ravens visit the Cleveland Browns. Both of these teams have been in the mud offensively of late, but one team does have the opportunity to win this game in spite of that. In our NFL picks for Saturday afternoon, we break down this Ravens vs Browns clash from Cleveland.
Ravens vs Browns Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Browns -3|
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This game will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
Why Bet The Browns:
✅ This is less of an endorsement of the Browns as it is an indictment on the quarterback situation of the Baltimore Ravens. Their choices are once again Tyler Huntley or an injured Lamar Jackson for this game. While the Browns offense has struggled with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, the Ravens are in real trouble here.
✅ If nothing else, the Browns have a running game that they can lean on in a game like this one. Cleveland averages 149.5 rushing yards per game, ranking fifth in the league in that department. That will help them overcome their quarterback issues better than Baltimore will.
✅ Baltimore ranks 26th in the NFL against the pass this season. If there is a week where Watson will show up for his team, this could very well be the one.
Team Advanced Defense
|Ben Cleveland||G||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Charlie Kolar||TE||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Damarion Williams||CB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Josh Bynes||ILB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Kenyan Drake||RB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Anthony Walker Jr.||LB||Quad||Out||12/17/22|
|Chris Hubbard||OT||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Chris Odom||LB||Knee (acl)||Out||12/17/22|
|Isaiah Thomas||DE||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Jaelon Darden||WR||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Jakeem Grant Sr.||WR||Achilles||Out||12/17/22|
|Kellen Mond||QB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Sione Takitaki||LB||Knee (acl)||Out||12/17/22|
|Thomas Graham Jr.||CB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|Tommy Togiai||DT||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/17/22|
|John Johnson III||S||Knee||Questionable||12/15/22|
|17||Avg Opp Score||18|
|18.33||Avg Opp Score||22.67|
|13.4||Avg Opp Score||24.8|
|20.2||Avg Opp Score||23|
|17.3||Avg Opp Score||25.1|
|22.1||Avg Opp Score||21|
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Last week, the Baltimore Ravens struggled to get things going with Tyler Huntley at quarterback once again. They won 16-14 over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it was far from a convincing performance. The saving grace for the Ravens in that game was a 120-yard performance from J.K. Dobbins, who will likely need to have another huge game for the Ravens to win in Cleveland.
So far, it has not been confirmed who the quarterback is going to be for the Ravens this week. Lamar Jackson is still dealing with the knee injury that saw him sidelined last week, though it is not believed to be of the season-ending variety. Whether or not Jackson plays, the Ravens need more from their passing game if they want to be serious contenders in the AFC.
The Cleveland Browns also suffered a loss last week, scoring just 10 points against the Cincinnati Bengals in a double-digit defeat. The Browns scored just one offensive touchdown against Cincinnati, giving them just one offensive touchdown in eight quarters with Deshaun Watson as their quarterback. This week, the Browns will hope for more offensive success with their new quarterback in the fold.
Watson will once again be helped by one of the top rushing attacks in the NFL this week. But Watson has failed to complete 60% of his passes since returning, throwing two interceptions to just one touchdown along the way. He specifically will need to be better if the Browns are going to start winning games on a regular basis.