NFL Week 10 Odds Cleveland at Baltimore

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 9, 2016 in

The Cleveland Browns head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in an AFC North clash this Thursday night. The Ravens knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday, 21-14, keeping Ben Roethlisberger in check in his return to the starting lineup. The Browns hosted the Dallas Cowboys and took a 35-10 whipping on Sunday afternoon, as the Cowboys used a conservative, run-based attack to overwhelm an undertalented Browns defense. When the two teams faced off last year, they split their two divisional games, with both teams winning on the road. Take a look at all of our NFL picks for this week.

NFL: Cleveland at Baltimore (Thursday, November 10)

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:25pm ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
TV: NFL Network
Radio: Cleveland Browns Radio Network / Baltimore Ravens Radio Network
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Baltimore (-10), O/U 45

 

Why should you bet on the Browns?

Despite the margin of defeat with Dallas, the 0-9 Browns had a number of bright spots. Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler went 19 for 27 for 203 yards and a touchdown, and had no interceptions, but he went down to sacks four times. If the Browns’ offensive line can protect Kessler more effectively, he should be able to find receivers open down the field. That line also needs to open more holes, as the entire Browns’ backfield only gained 45 yards on the day, with featured back Isaiah Crowell gaining just four yards on six attempts. Better protection would also give the offense more time of possession — they only held the ball for 20 minutes against Dallas. If the offense can put more production together, they should be able to stay within this line.

Why should you put your money on the Ravens?

Many observers thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers would roll last week in Baltimore, with the return of Roethlisberger at quarterback. However, the Ravens’ defense held him in check (along with tailback Le’Veon Bell and wideout Antonio Brown), and while Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did not have a huge day (18 for 31, 241 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), he found Mike Wallace for four catches for 124 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown. The Ravens struggled to run the ball, but they should find a lot more room to operate against a Browns defense that does not offer much resistance at all up front.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given how well Baltimore played Pittsburgh at home last week, I like them to get the game against Cleveland in control fairly early. I predict a final score of Baltimore 24, Cleveland 13.