The Raiders look to win a second straight game in the wake of owner Al Davis' death last week as they host the Cleveland Browns.
Oakland earned a tough road win at Houston on Sunday and they opened as 6-point home chalk against the rested Browns. Cleveland seems to learn from its bye week, going 4-1 ATS in the past 5 seasons after their bye. Of note, the OVER is 4-1 in those games.
But the Raiders historically have trouble with the Browns - they are 0-5 ATS in their past five meetings with only one victory.
The Browns opened as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks, but bettors pushed the number to -7, which is where it sat at TopBet Friday. The total continud to hover around 44, with the best OVER number also sitting at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Raiders and the No. 18-ranked Browns, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-19 result in favor of the Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 27.2 PPG, against a Browns defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 23.2 PPG. The Raiders aerial game is averaging 219.8 yards per game, more than the Browns secondary allows through the air, 195.5 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Browns own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109 yards per game when on the road. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 1 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 31-13 loser at home against the Titans. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Colt McCoy led the way last time out for the Browns, connecting for 350 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 31-13 loss to the Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
In their last action, Oakland was a 25-20 winner on the road against the Texans. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jason Campbell passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Raiders past Houston 25-20 on Sunday.
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4
Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Browns at Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland home to Seattle, Sunday, October 23
Oakland home to Kansas City, Sunday, October 23