An AFC North battle features the 3-1 Baltimore Ravens facing the one-win Cleveland Browns. The Week 5 NFL betting line favors the Ravens by 3-points. A straight up win by the Browns pays $145 on a $100 bet.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Line & Betting Predictions
What: NFL Week 5
Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
When: 1 PM ET, Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
Stream: CBS Sports
Odds: Baltimore -3 -120
Moneyline: Ravens -165/Browns +145
Why Bet On The Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are playing some of their best football in years and are currently scoring 30.8 points per game. QB Joe Flacco is a big reason why. He has thrown for 1,252 yards, eight TDs, and two INTs. Can a Browns’ secondary that allows 278 passing yards per game slow Flacco down?
Moreover, the Ravens have had the Browns number over the past few years, winning and covering the last five in a row and 18 of 20 in the head-to-head series. The Ravens have also covered the spread in their previous four trips to Cleveland. Plus Baltimore has just failed to cover the spread only once in its last six away games.
Why Bet On The Cleveland Browns
Both of Cleveland’s losses came by three points. The Browns could be 4-0 if a play or two more went their way.
Baker Mayfield took over as QB for Cleveland late in the first half of the team’s Week 3 Thursday night clash with the New York Jets. Since then, the Browns have scored a combined 63 points and the club’s offense has totaled seven touchdowns.
Mayfield has thrown for 496 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions under two games of action. But can he defeat a defense that allows just 193.3 yards through the air?
Ravens vs. Browns Betting Predictions
John Harbaugh’s Ravens are 15-5 against rookie QBs. That includes a 7-0 straight up mark against Browns’ rookie QBs. Will they keep that streak alive against rookie Baker Mayfield?
The Browns are 24-38-3 ATS since 2010 and that trend won’t change this weekend.
Bet the Ravens and the Under.