|2012 NFL Week 9 Ravens vs. Browns Betting Preview & Odds|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:00|
Ravens vs. Browns Week 9 Odds
CLEVELAND, OH (The Spread) – AFC North rivals clash in Cleveland on Sunday when the Browns host the Ravens at 1:00PM ET. Baltimore is currently favored.
BALTIMORE: The Ravens are coming off a bye but their last game before the break was a disaster, as the Texans took it to them, 43-13. Joe Flacco was horrendous in the loss, completing 21-of-43 passes for just 147 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while Ray Rice was held to 42 yards on nine carries. It was painfully obvious that Baltimore’s defense suffered without Ray Lewis and Ladarius Webb, whom were both lost for the season due to injuries. The loss dropped the Ravens’ season record to 5-2 and their ATS record to 2-5. They haven’t covered the spread in five consecutive weeks.
CLEVELAND: The Browns pulled off a small upset in Week 8, beating the Chargers 7-6 in a sloppy game. Brandon Weeden completed 11-of-27 passes for just 129 yards while Trent Richardson rumbled for 122 yards on 24 carries. Cleveland’s defense held Philip Rivers in check, as the San Diego quarterback threw for only 154 yards with no touchdowns on 18-of-34 passing. The Browns improved their record to 2-6 overall and 4-3-1 against the spread, and they’ve covered in two of their last three games.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Browns are 3.5-point underdogs versus the Ravens, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 42.5 points. Baltimore enters play with a 5-2 overall record and is 1-2 on the road this year, while Cleveland is 2-6 overall and 2-2 at home.
TRENDS: The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and 6-1-2 in the last nine meetings in Cleveland. The Ravens are 4-0 against the spread in their last four meetings in Cleveland and the road team is 6-0 against the number in the last six meetings.