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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns Pick & Prediction DEC 20TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: NFL
Logo Las Vegas Raiders
VS
Logo Cleveland Browns
50
OPENNER
-6.5

44o -110
CURRENT
3 -125

-140
MONEYLINE
+120

16
SCORE
14

The Las Vegas Raiders thought it’d be a good idea to taunt the Chiefs before their game last week. They went to the middle of the field and stomped on the Chiefs logo before the game began.

Unfortunately for them, they were the ones who found themselves stomped on in Week 14. When the game came to a close, the final score was Raiders 9, Chiefs 48.

The Cleveland Browns get the chance to take a turn stomping on the Raiders. Las Vegas will come to Cleveland hopefully with some more humility in Week 15. The Browns come off of a 24-22 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Another win here could get them closer to taking over the AFC North. With Lamar Jackson injured in Baltimore, the stars are aligning for the Browns.

Raiders vs. Browns Betting Lines

TV: NFL Network

MONEY LINE: Raiders (+215) vs. Browns (-255)

SPREAD: Raiders +6.5 (-105) vs. Browns -6.5 (-115)

GAME TOTAL: Over 42.5 (-110) vs. Under 42.5 (-110)

Raiders at Browns Preview for NFL Week 15

After the Raiders have learned not to celebrate too early, we think we’ll see another team. A team more focused on getting wins than acting like they’re the best in the league.

The Raiders have the keys to being a strong football team, but they can’t put it all together. Lucky for them, they aren’t playing one of the strong offenses in the AFC North.

The Cleveland Browns offense only averages 21.4 points per game, 19th in the NFL. The Raiders, unfortunately, have one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

Their defense has been their downfall for some time, and if they don’t fix it, they’ll lose this one. Even if the Browns' offense isn’t incredible, they can beat a team allowing 27.7 points per game.

If the Browns wanted to make a push for the AFC North, now is the time to do it. Lamar Jackson could be out for a few games with a hamstring injury.

This is the most opportune time for the Browns to take over. First, they’ll have to get through the Raiders, which won’t be a very hard task, to be honest.

The Cleveland running game will likely be too much for the Raiders to handle. On average, the Browns rush for over 143.5 yards per game, fourth in the NFL.

If they can use their running game to control the clock, they’ll have this game bagged. This will also force the Raiders into forcing the ball downfield and inevitably turning it over.

Raiders at Browns Prediction

Raiders 24 - Browns 27

The Raiders come into this game as 6.5-point underdogs. Although they haven’t done well against the spread recently, the Browns keep their games close.

Over the last three weeks, the largest margin the Browns have won by is 3 points. With that being said, the best bet in this one is likely the losing team, the Las Vegas Raiders.

This season, the Raiders have gone 5-8 against the spread but are 3-3 on the road. The Browns, on the other hand, are 2-5 ATS at home.

With a record like that and how close their games have been, you can’t take the Browns. Although we believe Cleveland will win this game, we’ll take the Raiders to cover.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Las Vegas is 4-2 SU in their last six games against Cleveland.

2. Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in their last six games.

3. The Cleveland Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last five games at home.

Best Bet: Las Vegas Raiders +6.5

PREDICTION
Las Vegas Raiders
22
19
Cleveland Browns

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns

Derek Carr tossed the go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Josh Jacobs rushed for 128 yards to lead the visiting Las Vegas Raiders to a 16-6 defeat of the Cleveland Browns on a chilly and windy Sunday.

Daniel Carlson connected on field goals of 29, 33 and 24 yards in a contest that featured sleet and snow flurries and was played with steady winds of 35 mph with gusts reaching 50 mph.

Carr completed 15 of 24 passes for 112 yards and also rushed for 41 yards on six carries for Las Vegas (4-3). Jacobs had 31 carries in his first 100-yard game of the season.

Cody Parkey booted field goals of 41 and 38 yards for Cleveland (5-3). Baker Mayfield completed 12 of 25 passes for 122 yards while Kareem Hunt led the ground game with 66 yards on 14 carries. Jarvis Landry finished with four catches for 52 yards.

Following a scoreless first quarter that saw Carlson's wind-blown 41-yard field-goal attempt clang off the left upright, Parkey put Cleveland ahead 3-0 with 13:35 left in the second quarter.

The Raiders answered with a pair of Carlson field goals, including a 33-yarder on the final play of the half to take a 6-3 lead.

The Browns tied it midway through the third quarter when Parkey connected from 38 yards. The score came one play after an apparent 20-yard touchdown from Mayfield to Landry was reversed following a replay when it was determined Landry didn't maintain control of the ball when hitting the ground.

The Raiders then answered with a 15-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up 8:54, capped by Carr's 4-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow to take a 13-6 lead. The score was also reviewed because the ball hit the ground as Renfrow slid into the end zone but the catch was upheld because it was ruled he maintained control of the ball.

Carlson made it 16-6 with a 24-yard field goal with 4:27 remaining to end a 13-play, 74-yard drive after the Browns twice stopped Jacobs for no gain from the 1-yard line.

--Field Level Media

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