[8:28 PM] Browns @ Ravens

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Browns (0-9)

@ Baltimore Ravens (4-4)


Current odds:

Cleveland Browns: (+290)

Baltimore Ravens: (-350)


ESPN simulations have Cleveland as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Baltimore to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Baltimore by 8 points.

The Cleveland Browns will be looking to avoid moving one step closer to a dubious league record when they visit the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. The Browns not only are attempting to avoid matching the worst start in franchise history, but also end the chances of joining the Detroit Lions as the only team to finish 0-16.

Cleveland has had a revolving door at quarterback, losing starter Robert Griffin III in the season opener and watching Josh McCown suffer a broken collarbone against the Ravens. While McCown returned to the lineup in a narrow loss to the New York Jets in Week 8, coach Hue Jackson went back to Cody Kessler on Sunday and will stick with the rookie Thursday despite a nondescript effort against the Cowboys. The Browns managed only 45 yards rushing versus Dallas, including four on six carries by Isaiah Crowell, who ran for a season-high 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. The Browns are yielding 421.7 yards and 30.3 points per game, each ranking 31st in the league.

Baltimore’s defense came up big in the win over bitter rival Pittsburgh, holding the Steelers to 277 total yards and 36 on the ground to build a 21-0 lead in the third quarter. There remain plenty of concerns over the offense, which produced one touchdown — a 95-yard scoring pass to wideout Mike Wallace — and also labored on the ground, rushing for 50 yards on 29 carries. Baltimore ranks 28th in the league with 81.8 yards rushing per game and is averaging 2.2 yards per carry over the past three contests — a full two yards less than in the first five games. Quarterback Joe Flacco has more interceptions (seven) than TD passes (six) and a paltry 76.0 passer rating.

The Ravens have won 15 of the past 17 meetings, although Cleveland won at Baltimore last season.

Browns rookie WR Corey Coleman returned to the lineup Sunday for the first time since catching two TD passes against Baltimore.

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta had nine catches for 102 yards (both season highs) in Week 2.


StreakSmarts Pick: Baltimore Ravens

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick