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Week 4 NFL picks: Browns vs. Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens are a heavy favorite on Thursday night, as they play host to the 0-3 Cleveland Browns.

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The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens will kick off Week 4 of the NFL season on Thursday night from M&T Bank Stadium. These two teams are at two opposite ends of the spectrum with regard to the AFC North standings. Baltimore sits atop at 2-1, while the Browns are dead last, winless at 0-3.

Baltimore is coming off a controversial comeback victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Cleveland enters the game having lost 11 straight AFC North contests and it coming off a loss to the Buffalo Bills, 24-14.

You would think that these factors would lead to the Ravens being a unanimous pick to emerge victorious on Thursday, but that isn't the case. Three of ESPN's panel of experts have picked the Ravens to win.

Over at CBSSports.com, seven of their eight experts have the Browns covering the 13.5 point spread, but each of the experts, and CBS' "prediction machine," have the Ravens coming away with the win.