|Thursday Night Football: Browns vs. Ravens NFL Odds & Spread|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 27 September 2012 16:00|
Browns vs. Ravens Odds
BALTIMORE, MD (The Spread) – It’ll be a battle of AFC North rivals tonight on Thursday Night Football. The Ravens are double-digit point spread favorites over the Browns.
CLEVELAND: The Browns didn’t generate much offense last Sunday as they fell to the Bills 24-14 in Cleveland. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 27-of-43 passes for 237 yards with one touchdown, while fellow first-year player Trent Richardson rushed for just 27 yards on 12 carries and added a score of his own. Tight end Jordan Cameron led Cleveland in receiving as he hauled in five passes for 45 yards. Even after leading rushing C.J. Spiller injured his shoulder, Cleveland’s defense couldn’t slow down Tashard Choice, who rushed 20 times for 91 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
BALTIMORE: The Ravens erased a 9-point fourth-quarter deficit to come back and beat the Patriots 31-30 last Sunday night in Baltimore. Joe Flacco completed 28-of-29 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns, two of which were completed to receiver Torrey Smith, who also caught six passes for 127 yards despite playing with a heavy heart. (Smith had found out his younger brother had died in an automobile accident earlier that morning.) Ray Rice paced the Ravens with 101 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are 12-point favorites over the Browns, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44 points. The Browns enter this game with a straight up record of 0-3 and are 1-1-1 against the spread, while the Ravens are 2-1 straight up and 2-1 ATS.
TRENDS: The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Browns are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Ravens. The road team is also 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between Cleveland and Baltimore.