The Ravens are slight home favorites over the Cleveland Browns ahead of their “Sunday Night Football” matchup, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
In a matchup of the AFC North’s first- and last-place teams, the Ravens (7-3) are favored by four points. Both are coming off narrow wins Sunday, with the Lamar Jackson-less Ravens rallying late for a 16-13 win in Chicago over the Bears and the Browns (6-5) holding off the winless Detroit Lions at home, 13-10.
Sunday’s matchup is the first between the division rivals since the Ravens’ instant-classic 47-42 win on “Monday Night Football” in mid-December. The teams will meet again in Cleveland in two weeks, after the Ravens face the Steelers in Pittsburgh and the Browns take a bye week.
Quarterback health is a question mark for both teams. Jackson missed the Ravens’ win Sunday with an illness, though coach John Harbaugh said Monday that the team hopes he’ll participate in Tuesday’s walk-through. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, meanwhile, said Monday that quarterback Baker Mayfield, who’s dealt with knee, foot and shoulder injuries this season, is expected to start again Sunday, assuming he’s physically cleared to play.
Recent history favors the Ravens, who have won three straight meetings and four of the past five. They’re also 8-2 against the spread in their past 10 division games, according to CBS Sports. Cleveland, meanwhile, is 2-9 against the spread in its past 11 division games. The Ravens lead the all-time series 33-11 and have lost just one home matchup in the past five years.
The over/under for Sunday’s game is 46 ½ points.
Source: Berkshire mont