Ravens vs Browns Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 15 (Back the Under in Run-Heavy Matchup)

Larry Rupp
Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
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Ravens vs Browns Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
Baltimore Ravens (9-4, 5-2 Away) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-8, 3-3 Home)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, OH
Coverage: NFL Network

The Baltimore Ravens will look to remain undefeated in divisional play when they travel to take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 15 NFL action. Baltimore squeaked out a 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday thanks to the leg of kicker Justin Tucker. He nailed three valuable field goals.

Meanwhile, the Browns fell short in a 23-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. Running back Nick Chubb was held to just 34 yards on 14 carries (2.4-yard average), while quarterback Deshaun Watson went 26-of-42 for 276 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. It was a shaky performance.

Ravens vs Browns Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BAL: (+144) | CLE: (-172)
Spread: BAL: +3 (-110) | CLE: -3 (-110)
Total: 37.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Browns enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Saturday clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 15 slate at 37.5 points.

Ravens vs Browns Prediction & Pick

There's one main storyline to keep up with prior to this game kicking off and it involves Baltimore's QB situation. Tyler Huntley suffered a concussion in the win over Pittsburgh, which leaves his status for Saturday up in the air. Keep in mind the Ravens are already without long-time starter Lamar Jackson.

I still give the edge to the Ravens here and that is because of their rush defense. Cleveland relies on the ground game as much as any team in the league, yet Baltimore has posted the seventh-best rush defense DVOA rating and allows only 3.8 yards per carry (No. 3 in NFL). That'll make a huge difference.

Baltimore is also 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Cleveland, so I'll back a small upset.

Final Score Prediction: Ravens: 20 | Browns: 14

Ravens vs Browns Betting Trends

- Baltimore 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Cleveland.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Baltimore's last 10 games.
- Cleveland is 5-14 against the spread (ATS) in its last 19 games against an AFC North opponent.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Cleveland's last 12 games against Baltimore.

Ravens vs Browns Best Bet

Anthony Brown may have to start at QB for the Ravens and Deshaun Watson is completing just 59.4% of his pass attempts for the Browns. Look for these teams to lean on the rushing attack as much as possible on Saturday. After all, they each rank among the top 10 in rushing play percentage this year.

A run-heavy approach means the clock will be moving and less points will be scored. The total has hit the under in eight of Baltimore's last 10 games as well as in six of Cleveland's last seven games in December. The under has also cashed in eight of the last 12 games between these AFC North foes.

Bet: Under 37.5 Points (-110)

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