The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon, and here is our early prediction and odds for the AFC matchup.
The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon in Week 15, traveling east to battle it out against another AFC Playoff contender. For the Raiders, they have looked nothing like a playoff contender in recent weeks, and their season has really fallen apart since the bye week.
Since the bye, Las Vegas has won only one game, a stunning victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, but they have come back down to earth since then. Las Vegas has lost to the Washington Football Team at home, and then were pasted by the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, falling below .500 for the first time all season.
Now, they turn their focus to the Cleveland Browns, a team that has won two of their last three, and is 5-2 inside the friendly confines of FirstEnergy Stadium this season.
Raiders vs Cleveland Odds Week 15
The Week 15 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raider as 3.0-point underdogs on the road. They have + 145 Moneyline odds, while Cleveland is the favorite at – 125. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 40.0 points.
Raiders vs Cleveland Prediction Week 15
This spread has shrunk considerably since Monday, and that is because the Browns are a franchise that is ravaged by COVID-19 right now. Star players like Jedrick Wills Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper have all been ruled out, giving the Raiders a distinct advantage in terms of healthy bodies going into this one.
I believe that by the time we kickoff on Saturday, there could be a few more positive tests, and that bodes well for the Silver and Black in this one. Of course, the health and safety of the Browns players are paramount, but when it comes to the action between the white lines on Saturday, you have to think the Raiders will come into this game with something to prove and are catching Cleveland at the right time.
This is a make-or-break game for Las Vegas, and based on everyone out for the Browns, I like Derek Carr to go into Cleveland and beat the Browns on the road for the second time in the last three seasons. Early prediction, Las Vegas 21, Cleveland 20.