Free NFL Picks Today: Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens 12/17/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens 12/17/22
Sat 17th December 2022

Two of the league’s top rushing offenses are set to square off at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday, as the Cleveland Browns (5-8, 3-3 Home) play host to the Baltimore Ravens (9-4, 5-2 Away).

The Browns are 2.5-point favorites, and the total is 37. Baltimore is coming off a close 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.

Tyler Huntley was 8 of 12 for 88 yards. J.K. Dobbins ran 15 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. Demarcus Robinson caught five passes for 52 yards.

Cleveland lost 23-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Sunday. Deshaun Watson threw for 276 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Nick Chubb carried 14 times for 34 yards. Donovan Peoples-Jones was targeted 12 times, hauling in eight receptions for 114 yards.


The Ravens won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 23-20 victory in October.


The Ravens are averaging 23.2 points per game for the season, 12th in the NFL, and they are facing a Browns defense that has surrendered 24.9 PPG (27th). Meanwhile, Cleveland has scored 23.1 points a game this season, 13th in the league, and Baltimore is allowing 19.2 PPG (8th).

The Ravens rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (162.2, 2nd), while they are 28th in passing yards (194.9). The Browns are 15th in passing yards allowed per game (229.2) and 22nd against the run (128.1).

Cleveland has been one of the league’s top rushing teams, averaging 149.5 yards per game (5th), while ranking 21st in passing yards (231.9). Baltimore’s defense has been equally impressive on the ground, as the Ravens are 2nd in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (81.2). Against the pass, the Ravens are 29th (268.5).


Through 12 games, Lamar Jackson has thrown for 17 touchdowns (7 INT) and 186.8 yards per game to lead Baltimore in passing. In six away games this season, he has 12 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 211.0 yards passing.

Lamar Jackson also leads the team in rushing with an average of 63.7 yards per game. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Mark Andrews is the Ravens’ leading receiver with 55.9 yards a game and five TDs.

He is averaging 4.8 receptions on 7.7 targets per game. Jacoby Brissett has 12 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 217.3 yards per game through 12 games to lead Cleveland. In six home games this season, he has thrown for seven TDs (5 INT) and an average of 238.8 yards.

Nick Chubb has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 88.7 yards a game through 13 games. He has 12 touchdowns.

Amari Cooper has been a key target in the Browns’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 67.2 yard per game average through 13 appearances. Amari Cooper is averaging 8.4 targets per game (4.8 receptions).

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Cleveland Browns (-145)

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