NFL Week 7 Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens Odds

Written By Jeffrey Schreiber on October 21, 2022
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The Cleveland Browns visit the Baltimore Ravens at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 23. NFL Week 7 odds shows the Ravens as spread favorites and  on the moneyline. Browns Ravens odds feature an over/under set at .

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds. Click on any Browns Ravens odds in this post to bet now.

BROWNS RAVENS ODDS: SPREAD, MONEYLINE, OVER/UNDER

When using the Browns Ravens odds table above, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Wagering on the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A “plus” sign in front of the spread is the underdog, and a “minus” sign is the favorite. The Ravens would need at least a seven-point win if you bet on Baltimore to cover the point spread (-6.5). A spread bet on the Browns would win if Cleveland wins the game or loses by six points or fewer. When there is no flat number like this one, (-6.5) no push comes into play.

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

The total is the number of combined points the two teams will score. Bettors can choose to bet the over or under on how many total points will be scored in the game.

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BROWNS VS. RAVENS PLAYER PROPS

In the props tool search bar, type in a team or player and hit enter. You’ll see the various proposition bets offered by leading online sportsbooks.  This is a valuable tool that allows bettors to compare odds and stats when considering a prop bet. 

BROWNS VS. RAVENS BETTING NEWS

As of Wednesday, the spread for this game on DraftKings Sportsbook is Ravens -6.582% Of the money is on Baltimore to cover the spread. Additional updates can be found below.

BROWNS VS. RAVENS WEATHER REPORT

The weather isn’t expected to have an impact on this matchup, as the temperature is expected to settle in at 70 degrees by kickoff. You should be wary of allowing the potential weather to impact your handicap. Games with lots of rain and snow usually drive down totals but doesn’t always mean it will go Under. Sportsbooks obviously adjust their lines based on weather, so it’s up to the bettor to decide if the book adjusted the line enough. 

Ravens Vs. Browns Injury Report

Baltimore Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Ben ClevelandOGFootQuestionable
Rashod BatemanWRFootQuestionable
J.K. DobbinsRBKneeQuestionable
Justin HoustonOLBGroinQuestionable
Morgan MosesOTHeelQuestionable
Charlie KolarTESports herniaQuestionable
Patrick RicardFBKneeQuestionable
Lamar JacksonQBHipQuestionable
Mark AndrewsTEKneeQuestionable
Calais CampbellDEFootQuestionable
Justice HillRBHamstringProbable

Cleveland Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Wyatt TellerOGCalfOut
Myles GarrettDEShoulderQuestionable
Jack ConklinOTAnkleQuestionable
Jadeveon ClowneyDELegQuestionable
Joe HaegOTConcussionQuestionable
Denzel WardCBConcussionQuestionable
Alex WrightDEQuadProbable
Tony Fields IILBIllnessQuestionable

BROWNS OFFENSE VS. RAVENS DEFENSE

Browns OStats (Rank)Ravens D
24.7 (7)Points/Gm23.5 (20)
0.358 (15)Points/Play0.358 (19)
385 (4)Yards/Gm371.5 (25)
213 (23)Pass Yards/Gm267.7 (28)
172 (1)Rush Yards/Gm103.8 (7)
5.6 (12)Yards/Play5.7 (20)
6.2 (24)Yards/Pass6.7 (19)
5.2 (6)Yards/Rush4.5 (18)
41.18 (11)3rd Down % 37.68 (12)
59.09 (12)Red Zone TD %68.18 (26)
1.3 (14)Turnovers2 (3)
4.19% (5)Sacks5.91% (20)

RAVENS OFFENSE VS. BROWNS DEFENSE

Ravens OStats (Rank)Browns D
26.3 (5)Points/Gm27.2 (30)
0.453 (2)Points/Play0.452 (31)
361.3 (9)Yards/Gm361.3 (23)
205.7 (24)Pass Yards/Gm299.8 (19)
155.7 (6)Rush Yards/Gm131.5 (24)
6.2 (3)Yards/Play6 (28)
6.8 (10)Yards/Pass7.2 (27)
5.9 (1)Yards/Rush5 (26)
41.18 (11)3rd Down %38.24 (14)
60 (10)Red Zone TD %58.33 (20)
1.3 (14)Turnovers0.8 (26)
5.73% (13)Sacks5.45$ (23)

 

BROWNS VS RAVENS BETTING INSIGHTS

Why Browns Can Cover The Spread

We know the Browns’ weekly game plan is to use the best pure runner in football, Nick Chubb. The Browns own the fourth-best rushing offense by DVOA and the best rushing offense per PFF. The Ravens are not as equipped to stop the Browns as the Patriots were a week ago. Baltimore has allowed 4.5 yards per carry and 132.7 yards per game to opposing RBs.

One could argue that the Browns’ run defense is bad enough for the Ravens to simply run over it, such as other teams have in recent weeks. However, the Ravens’ run game is obviously different from others, and the Browns coaching staff have come up with plans to stop it before.

Jacoby Brissett has been good this year, but he recorded five turnover-worthy plays against the Patriots, matching his total for the five previous games combined. He’s very unlikely to be as careless with the ball as he was, which completely changes the outlook for the Browns offense. They should have a far better game, and Lamar Jackson hasn’t been playing his best football of late. Ninth among wideouts in targets and 12th in Air Yards share (37%), Cooper profiles as an exciting bet against a Ravens defense conceding the NFL’s second-most yards to opposing wide receivers in 2022.

A more under-the-radar way the Browns can attack this Ravens team is by utilizing their best defensive player Myles Garrett. The all pro had eight total pressures in Week 7, tied for third most. Two of those pressures came with a sack. Garrett produced a 36.6% pass rush win rate, the best mark in the NFL last week (among defenders with at least 25 rushing snaps). The Ravens are sitting bottom 10 in their QB under pressure in 2022.

Why Ravens Can Cover The Spread

Kenyan Drake led Baltimore in playing time (58%) for the second straight week in last Sunday’s loss to the Giants and is playing well. Getting absolutely sledgehammered by opposing teams in the rushing department, Cleveland has allowed enemy backs to run for 5.6 yards per carry and 10 all-purpose touchdowns. The Browns are ranked bottom five in rush defense DVOA, yards per rush, and points per play through six games.

The Browns’ pass defense has also been highly disappointing thus far, allowing the NFL’s sixth-most yards per pass attempt (7.2). In their first six games, Cleveland has conceded this production to bottom-tier opposing QBs, such as Baker Mayfield, Joe Flacco, and Mitchell Trubisky. Mark Andrews has an enormous 33% target share and 38% Air Yards share. The Browns will have no answer for Andrews on Sunday. Baltimore is 12-2 in its last 14 home games against Cleveland. Ravens HC John Harbaugh has had the Browns’ number in recent meetings, as Cleveland is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against Baltimore.

Reasons To Bet The Over

Baltimore should get speedster Rashod Bateman back on the field soon. The Browns, have surrendered the fifth-most explosive passing plays, fifth-most yards per play, and second-most points per snap. Their games feature the eighth-most combined plays (129) and third-most total points (51.8). The total has hit the over in five of Cleveland’s last six games.

Reasons To Bet The Under

Baltimore averaged 7.4 play-clock seconds remaining through the opening three weeks (28th). Their contests averaged fewer plays (-3.7) and points (-17.7) the last three weeks, as they’ve upped their run rate and watched explosive plays in the passing game disappear. The Ravens averaged 3.3 passing plays of 20-plus yards through three weeks and allowed a league-leading 4.7. Since then, Baltimore has gotten healthier in the secondary and averaged 1.3 while allowing only one. Slow-paced games without big plays correlate with unders. No other teams seem more inclined to want to run the ball than these two. The total has hit the under in six of Baltimore’s last eight games.

Browns vs Ravens props: Matchups to watch

Nick Chubb vs. Ravens rush defense: For the Browns to win games, they must find ground game success. Chubb leads the NFL in rushing yards, while the Browns own the best rushing offense per PFF. Baltimore is bottom 10 in defense EPA, run defense DVOA, and Red-Zone defense through the first six weeks.

Ravens rush offense vs. Browns rush defense: As highlighted earlier, the matchup for Kenyan Drake couldn’t be any juicier. Remember how successfully Lamar Jackson has been using his legs this year. Jackson has the fifth-most rushing yards in the NFL and is a huge part of Baltimore’s weekly rushing attack. It is noteworthy that Cleveland has allowed a league-low 31 total rushing yards to opposing QBs in 2022.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Getting 6.5 points in a potential low-scoring game is always good. With the best edge rusher in the league on their side, Cleveland could even complete the upset if they can keep it a close game until late in the fourth quarter. I expect the Browns to hang tight with the Ravens in this division showdown. I will take the Browns +6.5 points on Sunday. Best of luck betting Browns Ravens odds.

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Jeffrey Schreiber is a sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media. Jeff is recent college graduate with a background in finance and analytics. His goal is to provide readers with data and information behind the "why" to make a bet. His most memorable betting moment came during the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs when he turned $37 in same-game parlay bets into $25,000.

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