The Browns continue their streak as the NFL’s biggest underdogs when they visit the Ravens for Thursday Night Football. This week the Browns are getting as many as ten points at some betting sites according to OddsShark.com, against a Ravens teams that is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.
In the first meeting between these teams, the Browns jumped out to an early 20-2 lead in the first quarter. The Browns were shut out for the remainder of the game, and lost 25-20 on a pair of fourth quarter field goals.
The Ravens had a hard time stopping Corey Coleman in that matchup and Coleman is a recent return to the Browns offense. Coleman had 104 yards on five catches in the first meeting, but had just three catches for 41 yards in his return last week.
If the Ravens want to have the same success against the Browns the Cowboys enjoyed last week, they’ll have to put the work in on the ground. The Cowboys finished with 168 yards rushing during the 35-10 win, a number the Ravens will have a hard time hitting. Baltimore has one of the worst rushing attacks in football, ranking 28th overall with 81.8 yards per game.
Thursday night might be Cleveland’s best shot at a victory this season. They are looking at a schedule filled with tough matchups down the stretch, and they had a big lead over the Ravens in their first matchup. The Ravens are a double-digit favorite, but every game they’ve played this season has been decided by one touchdown or less.
Heavy’s Pick: Browns 16 Ravens 23. Browns +10. Under on the Point Total (45).
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