The Browns are field goal favorites over the Ravens ahead of their game Saturday in Cleveland, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The Ravens (9-4), who finished off Sunday’s 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson (knee) or backup Tyler Huntley (concussion) available, are three-point underdogs. Coach John Harbaugh on Monday had no updates on their availability this week. Undrafted rookie Anthony Brown would start if both are sidelined.
“Until you know, you can’t say anything, but we’ll know later in the week where we’re at,” Harbaugh said. “[We’ll] see who’s able to practice and what they’re able to do.”
The Ravens have won two straight games and six of their past seven, a stretch that started with a 23-20 home win in Week 7 over Cleveland. The Browns (5-8) have split their two games with quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was suspended for the season’s first 11 games after being sued for sexual harassment and sexual assault. (Watson has denied any wrongdoing despite settling 20 claims of sexual misconduct.)
Cleveland beat the Houston Texans, 27-14, in Week 13, led mostly by its special teams and defense, and lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-10, on Sunday. Watson is 38-for-64 (59.4%) for 407 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions this season, and he’s rushed 13 times for 54 yards.
The Ravens are 5-2 against the spread on the road this season. They’re also 5-1 against the spread in matchups with the Browns over their past six meetings, according to CBS Sports.
The Ravens lead the all-time series with Cleveland 35-12 and have won five of their past six meetings. They last swept the Browns in 2020.
The over-under for Saturday’s game is 37.5.
Ravens at Browns
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
TV: Chs. 11, 4, NFL Network
Radio: 97.9 FM, 101.5 FM, 1090 AM
Line: Browns by 3