2020 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 13, 2020
Cleveland at Baltimore
Sunday 09/13 01:00 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Cleveland +8.5 (-115) (risk 1.5 to return 2.8) RESULT: LOSS
Cleveland is loaded with talent again. They have flopped the last two years, mainly because of poor choices in head coaches, but they bring in a new coach in Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings offensive coordinator in 2019. The offensive line is upgraded, and the skill position talent is outstanding with QB Baker Mayfield, RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, plus wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. The defense also looks very good, and they are a big dog to a one-dimensional Baltimore offense behind running QB Lamar Jackson. In 2019, the offense was first in rushing but sixth-worst in passing. When Tennessee was able to stuff the run in the playoffs, the Ravens were one-and-done. NFL home favorites like the Ravens that allowed 5.4 or more yards per play the previous season are 54-100 ATS when facing division opponents. Baltimore is very good overall with a terrific defense, but this is a divisional game where their opponent matches up well. The Browns are on a 7-3 ATS run in this stadium, and the road team is 15-5-1 ATS when they clash. Play Cleveland.