The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to play the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, 17th December, at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The two teams played their last match against each other in October, where the Ravens won by 23:20.
For the upcoming game, the Cleveland Browns open the game as 3-point favourites, with the total set at 42.
Here is a brief review of the two teams’ performance in the season to get an idea of the upcoming game’s output.
Cleveland Browns Statistics
The Cleveland Browns are in 12th place in the AFC with 5 losses and 8 wins. The team has had its share of ups and downs; some matches have reflected the team’s strong potential, while in others, their performance has been lacklustre. In their last match against the Bengals, the team was crushed by a score of 23:10.
In terms of their scoring ability, the Browns are in 13th place in the league, with an average of 23.1 points per game. Overall, the team has raked a total of 2851 yards via the pass, while the average is 219.3, placing them in 17th place in the league. The team has averaged 149.5 yards per game via the rush, while the total has been 1943 yards in the season. Overall yardage for the Browns is 368.8 yards per game for the season, which is the 6th highest in the league.
The team has surrendered 24.8 points on average and 323 points in total, placing them in 27th place in the league. Via the pass, the team has surrendered an average of 215.8 yards, the 16th best in the team. Via the ground, the Browns are allowing 128.1 yards per game, which makes the total 1665 yards.
Baltimore Ravens Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have a record of 9-4 for the season. The last time the team stepped into the field, it played the Steelers and won by 16:14, their second match in a row. The Ravens are in 3rd rank in the AFC after winning four of their last five matches.
The Ravens have tallied a total of 4511 yards, while their rushing yardage average is 162.2 yards per game, placing them in 3rd spot in the NFL. As for the scoring ability, the Ravens have an average of 23.2 points per game, putting them in the 12th spot in the league.
The Ravens have conceded an average of 19.2 points per contest, placing them in the 8th position in the league. Via the pass, the Ravens have surrendered a total of 3240 yards for the season, placing them in 26th rank in the NFL. Through the air, the team has conceded an average of 249.2 yards and a completion percentage of 67.8%. The Ravens have given up a total of 330.4 yards per match, the 12th place in the league.
Cleveland Browns Vs. Baltimore Ravens Prediction
The Baltimore Ravens have a much better record for the season, but the team is ridden with injuries. The team’s rushing and passing leader, Lamar Jackson, has not played for the team since his injury in week 13 and is not likely to play in Saturday’s game. The team did manage to win against the Steelers, but the match was against a weaker line-up. It is also possible that the Ravens will play without their 2nd-string quarterback, while a handful of other players are also questionable due to surgeries.
Considering the Ravens’ injury situation, the Browns have a clear advantage and are likely to leverage the circumstances and turn the game in their favour.