Week 12 Sunday Night Football brings the AFC North showdown from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, so here’s the best Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens betting pick along with the latest odds update.
These two foes meet for the first time in 2021, and the Ravens search for their fourth straight victory over the Browns. Baltimore is listed as a 3.5-point home fave on Bookmaker Sportsbook, while the totals sit at 47.0 points.
The Browns barely outlasted the winless Lions
The Cleveland Browns (6-5; 5-6 ATS) bounced back from an embarrassing 45-7 defeat at New England, but they barely outlasted the lowly Detroit Lions as massive 13.5-point home favorites this past Sunday. The Browns couldn’t score in the second half and were lucky to avoid an upset, as Detroit cut the deficit to three points with nine minutes left on the clock.
Nick Chubb led the way for Cleveland with 22 carries for 130 yards, while Baker Mayfield had a disappointing game and finished 15-of-29 for 176 yards, a TD, and a couple of interceptions. At least, the Browns held the Lions to 245 total yards while picking off Tim Boyle twice.
Cleveland might get Kareem Hunt back for Week 12, but both Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones are questionable to play due to injuries. Baker Mayfield has been dealing with multiple injuries all season long, though he’s expected to take the field Sunday against the Ravens.
The Ravens overcame Lamar’s absence, beat Chicago on the road
The Baltimore Ravens (7-3; 4-6 ATS) are coming off a 16-13 victory at the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. With Lamar Jackson (illness) on the shelf, the Ravens started Tyler Huntley under center, and the second-year signal-caller led the game-winning drive to enable Devonta Freeman’s 3-yard TD rush with 22 seconds left on the clock.
Huntley finished 26-of-36 for 219 yards and an interception, but he also had seven totes for 40 yards. Freeman ran 16 times for 49 yards and a TD, while Mark Andrews recorded eight receptions for 73 yards.
Lamar Jackson will return Sunday against the Browns. That’s a huge boost for the injury-depleted Ravens, who had ten non-participants on Wednesday’s practice, including DE Calais Campbell, CB Anthony Averett, CB Tavon Young, and OL Cedric Ogbuehi.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 2-9 ATS in the last 11 games against the AFC North
- 4-1 ATS in the last five outings on Sunday Night Football
- 8-2 ATS in the last ten games against the AFC North
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick
It looks like the Ravens have the Browns’ number. Baltimore is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 meetings with Cleveland and 3-0 SU and ATS over the previous three. This time around, both teams will be under huge pressure to grab a win, especially the Browns, so I’m expecting a hard-fought battle that will go down to the wire.
The Ravens own the second-best run defense in the NFL, surrendering only 88.6 rushing yards per game. Even though they rank 31st in passing yards allowed (281.1), the Ravens should have enough firepower to outlast this run-first Browns team.
Pick: Take Baltimore Ravens -3.5 at -110
Betting on the under seems like a way to go in this matchup. Both teams heavily lean on rushing, but they also defend well on the ground. The Browns lead the NFL in rushing yards per game (156.8) and are seventh in rushing yards allowed per contest (101.4), while the Ravens average 151.0 rushing yards per game (3rd in the league).
The total has gone under in six of the last nine meetings between Cleveland and Baltimore. The Ravens have surpassed a 20-point mark just once in their last four outings, and the Browns have scored more than 17 points only once in their last six showings.
Pick: Go under 47.0 points at -110