The Baltimore Ravens will face the Cleveland Browns in a tense matchup in Week 15. Can the Ravens win the series against a tough divisional opponent?
Week 15 will mark the first time the Ravens will face Deshaun Watson this season as Watson just finished serving his 12-game suspension. Watson has been less than stellar these past few games, but the Browns still have weapons on both sides of the ball to march forward to a win.
Baltimore’s top-ranked defense will come into play here, especially since there’s a large amount of uncertainty over who will start under center heading into Saturday’s game.
Let’s take a look at the latest betting odds.
Ravens vs. Browns Odds Week 15
According to FanDuel, the Ravens are 2.5-point underdogs on the road against the Browns in Week 15. The Ravens’ moneyline for the game is set at +126 while the Browns are the favorites with a -148 moneyline.
The over/under for the game is set at 38.5 total points.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Ravens vs. Browns Prediction Week 15
Why are the Ravens the underdogs against an out-of-sorts Browns team? The quarterback position. With both Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley potentially sitting this one out, undrafted rookie Anthony Brown may get his first career start against Cleveland.
If this game ends up being a showdown between Anthony Brown and Deshaun Watson, it’s a toss-up.
Cleveland arguably has the advantage in the air — though the Browns have a 5-8 record, Deshaun Watson poses as a bit of an X-factor as he continues to adapt to Cleveland’s offensive scheme.
Baltimore’s stout defensive line and in-form linebackers should be able to contain Nick Chubb and the Browns’ rushing game, but Watson has talented targets in Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.
Baltimore may have the advantage on the ground with a resurgent rushing attack in J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, yet they’ll need to figure out how to make their game a little less predictable and one-dimensional.
Assuming Brown gets the start, this should be another gritty, low-scoring affair.
We predict a 17-14 Ravens’ victory. Pray for Dobbins and the defense to carry the team on their back one more time.