Ravens vs. Browns: NFL Betting Preview – September 13, 2020

Written By Staff on September 11, 2020
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The Cleveland Browns (0-0) are eight-point underdogs in their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens (0-0) on Sunday, September 13 M&T Bank Stadium. The over/under is set at 48.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 9, 2020, 8:12 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Ravens vs. Browns odds

Total Facts

  • In 2019, Baltimore and its opponents combined to score more than 48.5 in seven games (43.8% of matchups).
  • In five games last season (31.2%), the Browns combined with their opponents to go over 48.5 points.
  • The Ravens and Browns combined to average 54.1 points per contest last season– 5.6 more than the total for this game.
  • The total for this game is 48.5 points– 6.3 higher than the combined points allowed for these two teams last season.
  • Ravens games averaged 50.8 total points per game last season, two less than this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is three points higher than the average scoring total for Browns games last season (45.5).

Ravens Betting Insights

  • Baltimore had a 10-7 record against the spread (ATS) last year.
  • The Ravens went 3-1 ATS last season when favored by at least eight points.
  • Baltimore’s games went over the point total nine times last season (52.9%).

Browns Betting Insights

  • Cleveland and its opponents tallied more than the total in 50% of games last year (8-8).
  • Cleveland’s record ATS last season was 5-10-1.
  • The Browns were 1-0 ATS when eight-point or more underdogs in 2019.
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Ravens vs Browns: Last Five Meetings

  • Baltimore has won three of the last five matchups with Cleveland.
  • Cleveland has scored 17 fewer points than Baltimore in their past five contests.

When the Ravens Have the Ball

  • The Ravens averaged 8.6 more points last season (33.2) than the Browns allowed (24.6).
  • Baltimore was 6-0 overall and 5-0 ATS when they scored at least 33.2 points last season.
  • Cleveland was 5-3 overall and 3-3-1 ATS last season in games where they allowed under 24.6 points.
  • The Ravens averaged 46 more yards than the Browns defense allowed last season (407.6 to 361.6).
  • When Baltimore reached their 2019 yard average, they were 7-1 overall and 5-1 ATS last season.
  • When the Cleveland defense allowed less than their season average for total yards they were 2-5-1 ATS and 4-6 overall last season.
  • The Browns allowed 144.7 rushing yards per game in 2019, compared to the 206.4 rushing yards the Ravens offense averaged.
  • When Baltimore combined for at least 206.4 rushing yards last season, they were 8-0 overall and 6-1 ATS.
  • Cleveland was 2-4-1 ATS and 4-5 overall in games where their opponents rushed for fewer than 144.7 yards.
  • The Browns forced 1.2 turnovers per game; the Ravens offense committed 0.9 turnovers per game.
  • In games where they didn’t turn the football over last season, Baltimore was 6-1 overall and 5-0 ATS.
  • When forcing more than 1.2 turnovers in a game last season, Cleveland was 3-1 ATS and 3-1 overall.

When the Browns Have the Ball

  • The Browns averaged 20.9 points per game last year, 3.3 more than the Ravens surrendered per contest (17.6).
  • Cleveland went 4-3 ATS and 5-3 overall when the team put up at least 20.9 points last year.
  • Baltimore had a 5-0 record ATS and a 6-0 record overall when they allowed 33.2 points or less last season.
  • The Browns averaged 340.9 yards per game in 2019– 40.3 more yards than the 300.6 the Ravens gave up.
  • When Baltimore reached their 2019 average in yardage, they were 7-1 overall and 5-1 ATS last season.
  • When Baltimore kept its opponents to 300.6 yards or less last year, it recorded a 5-1-1 record ATS and an 8-0 record overall.
  • Last season, the Browns ran for 25.4 more yards per game (118.3) than the Ravens allowed per outing (92.9).
  • Last year, Cleveland put together a 3-3-1 ATS record and a 4-3 overall record in games they ran for at least 118.3 yards.
  • Baltimore finished 4-1-1 ATS and 8-0 overall when holding opponents to 92.9 rushing yards or less last season.
  • The Browns turned the ball over 1.8 times per game last year– 0.2 more turnovers per game than the Ravens forced on average (1.6).
  • Cleveland finished with a 3-3-1 record ATS and a 5-3 record overall when they turned the ball 1.8 or fewer times.
  • When they forced 1.6 or more turnovers last season, Baltimore had a 7-0-1 record ATS and a 9-0 record overall.

Ravens Players to Watch

  • Lamar Jackson threw for 3,127 yards, 36 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 66.1% of his passes (265-of-401) last year. He also carried the ball 175 times for 1,213 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 80.9 yards per game.
  • Mark Ingram amassed 1,018 rushing yards on 202 carries (67.9 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns over the course of 15 games in 2019. He also caught 26 passes for 247 yards (16.5 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Last season, Mark Andrews grabbed 64 passes (on 98 targets) for 852 yards (56.8 yards per game) with 10 touchdowns in 15 games.
  • Marquise Brown also chipped in with 584 yards on 46 grabs and seven touchdowns. He was targeted 71 times and averaged 41.7 receiving yards per game over 14 matchups last year.
  • Willie Snead caught 31 passes on 45 targets for 339 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 21.2 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019.
  • Matthew Judon boasted an impressive statline of 9.5 sacks, 13 TFL and 52 tackles over 16 games.
  • Chuck Clark racked up 67 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception last year.
  • In 2019, Marcus Peters reeled in five interceptions and added 53 tackles, one TFL, and 14 passes defended.

Browns Players to Watch

  • Baker Mayfield collected 3,827 passing yards (239.2 yards per game) with a 59.4% completion percentage last year (317-of-534), while throwing 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
  • In 2019, Kareem Hunt ran for 171 yards on 44 carries (21.4 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns over the course of eight games. He also caught 37 passes for 285 (35.6 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • Jarvis Landry caught 83 passes for 1,174 yards last season and scored six touchdowns. He was targeted 137 times and averaged 73.4 yards per game over 16 outings.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. recorded 1,035 yards and four touchdowns on 74 catches. He was targeted 133 times and averaged 64.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Over 13 games with the Falcons, Austin Hooper caught 75 passes on 97 targets for 787 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 60.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Last season, Myles Garrett collected 10 sacks, 12 TFL and 29 tackles in 10 games.
  • Mack Wilson recorded 82 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one interception in 2019.
  • Last season, Andrew Sendejo reeled in three interceptions and added 39 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended in Minnesota.
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