When the Baltimore Ravens visit Cleveland to take on the Browns, there is always animosity between the teams, and especially the fans, still bitter about their original franchise which relocated to the East Coast nearly 25 years ago.
But for bettors, none of that matters: it is all about a key NFL Monday Night Football Week 14 encounter between two teams that still harbor Super Bowl dreams.
Ravens vs. Browns Preview & Prediction
The Cleveland Browns will take on the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Here is our prediction, odds and bonus info from BetMGM NJ/CO/IN/IL/TN Sportsbook.
The Ravens (7-5) head to Cleveland (9-3) desperate to get a win, to stay in the new-look AFC playoff race. While seven teams now get in, instead of six, the Ravens would be on the outside looking in with a loss: at 7-6, Baltimore would have just a 37 percent chance at making the playoffs with a loss, but a win would see them firmly in the midst of the race.
Cleveland, at 10-3 with a win, would be looking to run down the Steelers for top spot in the AFC North with a victory. The Browns would then hope Pittsburgh loses one or both of its Week 14 game (Buffalo Bills) and/or Week 16 game (Indianapolis Colts), before heading to Cleveland for the final game of the regular season on January 3.
BetMGM, which has the visiting Ravens as a -1.5 point favorite (money line -135), also has an intriguing promotion that can be used on the Monday night contest.
Ravens vs. Browns 2020 Prop Bet Promotion
After you opt-in on the site, place a First TD Scorer prop bet on the game, and you will get up to a $20 free bet back if your player is not the first to score a touchdown in the contest. For example, if you take Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson to score first for $25, and Baker Mayfield scores first, you will get a $20 free bet back.
It is a win-win.
This MGM offer is good through the end of the NFL regular season on January 3, 2021.
While you are here, BetMGM also has a prop bet on the game that looks enticing: how many yards will the shortest touchdown be, over/under 1.5 yards.
So you get one yard at odds of -110, and anything else at -125. I would have to side with the over 1.5 yards here, and hope the refs spot the ball outside of the one the whole game.