Last Updated on December 14, 2020
- The Cleveland Browns are +3 on the spread against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The total is set to 45.5 points.
- The Ravens and Browns rank first and second in the NFL in rushing yards per game, respectively.
- The Browns are on a four-game winning streak.
- Baltimore is one game out of a Wild Card spot in the AFC.
Entering the 2020 season, the Baltimore Ravens (7-5) were seen as one of the Super Bowl favorites. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns (9-3) were expected to finish in third-place in the AFC North. Well, here we are and roles are reversed.
The Browns are cruising to a playoff spot and the Ravens are in desperate need of a win to stay afloat in the uber-competitive AFC. This game features a matchup of two quarterbacks from the 2018 draft class — Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. Cleveland is looking to extend its winning streak to five games.
The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Browns vs. Ravens in Week 14.
Browns – Ravens Odds MNF Week 14
The Browns are +3 on the spread against the Ravens this week. Cleveland is +148 on the moneyline compared to Baltimore’s -159 odds. The total is set to 45.5 points, but there are some sportsbooks with it as high as 46.
Cleveland is dominant at home this year, going 5-1 at FirstEnergy Stadium. According to DraftKings, the Browns are 5-7 against the spread this year and 7-5 on over-unders. On the flip side, the Ravens are 6-5-1 against the spread and 5-6-1 on over-unders.
Who Is The Public Betting On?
The public is splitting the money fairly evenly between the Browns and the Ravens in this game. Here are the current public betting splits on DraftKings Sportsbook:
|Teams||Point Spread||% Handle||% Bets||Total Points||% Handle||% Bets||Moneyline||% Handle||% Bets|
|BAL Ravens||-2.5||56%||55%||Over 46.0||79%||79%||-150||50%||34%|
|CLE Browns||+2.5||44%||45%||Under 46.0||21%||21%||+132||50%||66%|
Ravens vs. Browns Player Props MNF
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TD|
|Lamar Jackson (BAL)||17.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||204.5 (Ov -106 | Un -118)||1.5 (Ov +140 | Un -170)|
|Baker Mayfield (CLE)||18.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100)||223.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov +125 | Un -155)|
|Running Backs||Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush + Receiving Yards|
|J.K. Dobbins (BAL)||10.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||46.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Gus Edwards (BAL)||7.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||31.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Nick Chubb (CLE)||17.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||78.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||86.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Kareem Hunt (CLE)||11.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||46.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||61.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Marquise Brown (BAL)||3.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||41.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||19.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Willie Snead (BAL)||2.5 (Ov -134 | Un +105)||30.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Miles Boykin (BAL)||1.5 (Ov +120 | Un -155)||13.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||10.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Devin Duvernay (BAL)||2.5 (Ov +135 | Un -167)||23.5 (Ov -155 | Un +125)||14.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Jarvis Landry (CLE)||4.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100)||59.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Rashard Higgins (CLE)||2.5 (Ov -134 | Un +105)||38.5 (Ov +100 | Un -124)||19.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)||1.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||17.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||12.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Mark Andrews (BAL)||3.5 (Ov -143 | Un +114)||44.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||19.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
Game Preview and Betting Angles
This game could go a long way in deciding the fate of the 2020 Ravens. With a loss, they will fall even further outside the playoff picture and time is running out on a run at a Wild Card spot. The Browns, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at 9-3 and are in firm control of a playoff spot.
This will be the second meeting between these division rivals. The Ravens obliterated the Browns in Week 1 by a score of 38-6. The good news for Cleveland fans is that a lot has changed between now and Week 1.
Browns Game Notes
The enigmatic Baker Mayfield is in the midst of a hot streak. The former No. 1 overall pick exploded in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, throwing for 334 yards and four touchdowns. All four of those touchdowns came in the first half as the Browns surged out to an insurmountable lead in the first half.
When Mayfield is playing well, the Browns are tough to beat. Cleveland has the No. 2 rushing offense in the NFL and they are led by a two-headed monster in the backfield. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are currently the most dangerous running back duo in all of football.
Although Mayfield is capable of airing it out and playing an up-tempo style, the Browns are at their best when they are pounding the rock with Chubb and Hunt.
In terms of rushing defense, the Browns rank eighth in the league. They are going to need to form a stout front against this Baltimore offense, but stopping the Ravens from running the ball is much more complicated than that. No one in the NFL has a quarterback who can do what Jackson can do as a rusher. Baltimore’s designed runs for Jackson add another wrinkle to the offense.
Ravens Game Notes
Speaking of Lamar Jackson, he put together his most successful game as a passer in Week 1 against the Browns this year. Jackson threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns in the blowout win. Baltimore might try to exploit that average Browns pass defense.
However, the Ravens are a rushing team first and foremost. We mentioned that Cleveland ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards per game. Who is first in that category? If you guessed the Ravens, you are correct.
Baltimore rushes for 169 yards per game, almost 12 yards per game more than the Browns. The Ravens have three guys with at least 450 rushing yards this season — J.K. Dobbins (451), Gus Edwards (487), and Jackson (669). The threat of the quarterback means this rushing attack is different than what most teams are used to seeing week in and week out.
When it comes to stopping the run, the Ravens might have a tough time with Chubb and Hunt. Baltimore is middle of the pack when it comes to stopping the run.
How To Watch Browns – Ravens
- Date: Monday, Dec. 14
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, Ohio)
- TV: ESPN
Prediction: Browns Pull The Upset!
The Browns are bringing momentum into this game, they are playing at home, and they are getting points. Take Cleveland getting those points. The Ravens are no pushover, but this is Cleveland’s game to lose.
Final Score Prediction: Browns win 23-20
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