NFL Betting – Baltimore at Cleveland

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting favors the Baltimore Ravens on Monday as they face the Cleveland Browns.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football holds a little bit of intrigue this week as the Browns are going back to Brady Quinn at quarterback in this pro football betting matchup.

NFL betting has the Ravens as a 10.5 point favorite with a total of 40. The Ravens have slipped to 4-4 on the season and badly need a pro football betting win at Cleveland to get back into the playoff picture. The Ravens lost to Cincinnati last week in NFL betting and the loss has them questioning where they are as a team. "As we sit here and take a look at where we’re going, first of all, it starts with me," coach John Harbaugh said. "It’s my job to give our guys every opportunity to play as well as they can play, and I’ve got to find a way to do my job better. I think every person in the building feels that way right now."

The Ravens may be in a good NFL betting situation on Monday since they have already routed Cleveland this season.  The Ravens won 34-3 over Cleveland back in September in NFL betting. Quinn played poorly in that game and was benched in the second half. Derek Anderson played terrible as well and didn’t do anything after that to warrant staying as the starter. The Browns though didn’t want to pay Quinn his performance bonuses which went into the millions so Anderson remained the starter.  Now they can go back to Quinn and it won’t cost them anything.  Cleveland is 30th in the league in scoring, averaging a pathetic 9.8 points per NFL betting contest.

Baltimore has dominated losing teams in NFL betting. The Ravens are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games vs. a team with a losing record. The concern if you are taking Baltimore in pro football betting is that the Ravens are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Ravens are 1-4 in NFL betting in their last 5 meetings in Cleveland.

Cleveland has not been a good NFL betting underdog. The Browns are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.  Cleveland has not been very good at home either as they are 1-6-1 in NFL betting in their last 8 home games.

Four of the last five Baltimore road games have gone over in NFL betting.  Five of the last seven Cleveland home games have gone under.  Four of the last six meetings in this series have gone over in pro football betting.

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