Betting with Bastl: Can the Browns Be Dangerous on Monday Night?

David Bastl | Updated Dec 09, 2020

Nick chubb and Kareem Hunt

The Browns are currently the number two ranked running attack in the NFL averaging 157.8 yards per game.

All numbers point to a Ravens win in Cleveland on Monday night football. But, I’m looking the other way on this one.

Factor in the revenge angle in this game. Everyone in that Browns locker room remembers the hammering they took courtesy of the Ravens in week one. Baltimore crushed the Browns 38-6 and dominated Cleveland in every category.

Fast forward to week 14 and here’s the latest; the Browns are actually a good team. Winners of 4-straight games entering this game, including a victory last week against the Titans. In that game, the Browns defense, led by a Myles Garrett anchoring a resilient front four, managed to hold the league’s top rusher Derrick Henry to just 60 yards on 15 carries. They’ll face a Ravens running attack that managed over 200 yards (combined) on Monday night football over the Cowboys. Cleveland’s rush defense is improving and now ranked eighth overall averaging 104.3 rush against per game.

On offence, is there a better one-two punch then Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt? I think not. The Browns are currently the number two ranked running attack in the NFL averaging 157.8 yards per game.

Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns (Monday, Dec 14 2020 8:15pm)

Pointspread
  • Baltimore Ravens -112 -3
  • Cleveland Browns -108 +3

NFL Week 14 Betting Two-Minute Drill

This two-minute drill won’t help my argument one bit in backing the Browns. The road team in this series is a dominating 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 games. The Ravens are 7-3 straight up in their last 10 meetings with the Browns.

Straight up, the Browns are 2-3 in their last five games against the Ravens, and one of those losses was by two points (December 30, 2018).

Perhaps a play to the under is a good bet? The under is 6-2 in the last eight games between these two teams.

Bastl’s Bet: Browns +1

Overtime Predictions

Could this be a letdown spot for the Football Team? They are coming off their biggest win in years when they handed the Steelers their first loss of the season on Monday night. Washington has won three straight games and the two previous games to that they lost by a combined six points.

The Chiefs are probably ranked number one overall by most after watching the Steelers lose on Monday night. However, Patrick Mahomes will be tested in south Florida this Sunday, facing a Dolphins team defence that has only allowed an average of 17.7 points per game. That’s second best in the NFL. Am I expecting a Miami win? Probably not, but I am expecting a Fins cover.

Bastl’s Bet: Washington +3, Dolphins +7

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