The Raiders head East to take on the Cleveland Browns at the FirstEnergy Stadium. This is one of the Raiders’ last two road games this season. The side looks to break a two-game losing streak as they challenge a tougher Browns squad. Meanwhile, the hosts try to get a better grip, if not improve, their AFC North standings after a narrow victory against the Ravens in Week 14.
NitroBetting provides a detailed look at the Raiders vs. Browns game this weekend. We share timely and important information that brings you closer to the best picks. Find event details, team and player stats, the latest NFL betting odds, trends, and predictions down below.
Raiders vs. Browns Game Information
Enemy territory. pic.twitter.com/QpsspG5plr— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 12, 2021
- When: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 4:30 PM ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: NFL Network
- Radio: Raider Nation Radio 920AM (Raiders) / 92.3 The Fan FM (Browns)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Raiders (+6.0) / Browns (-6.0)
Why Bet on the Las Vegas Raiders?
The Raiders are on the verge of missing a fifth playoff appearance since 2016. The side currently sits dead last in the AFC West with a 6-7 record. However, there’s still hope for head coach Rich Bisaccia and his squad as they head on to the final stretch of the season.
Las Vegas looks to recover from a tough 48-9 defeat to the Chiefs in Week 14. It was the second time the team was held to a single-digit score since their 20-9 loss to Bears in Week 6. In their losing efforts, the Raiders produced 290 total yards. What made all the difference for their opponents were the five turnovers they committed. As a team, the Raiders concede an average of one turnover per game (fifth worst in the league).
The Raiders average 22.8 points (17th) while allowing 26.0 opponent points (26th) per game. Offensively, they have underwhelming rushing statistics but produce impressive passing numbers. The side holds one of the best passing yards per game records in the league. They average 291.3 passing yards (second) in 13 games played. Overall, the team evens out to 379.3 yards (eighth) per game.
The team has plenty of ground to cover on defense. They allow 124.8 opponent rushing yards (26th) and 230.6 opponent passing yards (13th) per game. The former will be put to the test once they challenge the rushing-heavy Browns.
Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?
The Browns’ results have been erratic in recent weeks. Nonetheless, the team performed well enough to hold second place in AFC North and a 7-6 overall record. They evened out back-to-back games with the Ravens in a 24-22 victory last weekend.
It’s been three games since the Browns scored more than 20 points in a game. They are not the highest-scoring team in the league with 21.2 points per game average (19th). The squad specialized in rushing attacks. Overall, they average 147.1 rushing yards (third) per game. Additionally, the Browns hold the fourth-best rushing touchdowns record at 1.4 per game. As for the passing game, the team documents 207.0 passing yards (24th) per game.
Defensively, the Browns limit opponents to 22.3 points (12th) per game. They have one of the best safeguards against passing plays. The Browns restrict opponents to 210.3 passing yards (eighth) per game. Furthermore, they put up a decent defense against rushing play with 105.3 opponent rushing yards (11th) per game.
The Browns have several starters that will sit the game out, including wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, middle linebacker Anthony Walker, strong safety Ronnie Harrison Jr., and right cornerback Greg Newsome II. No starters are doubtful to play Saturday’s game.
Raiders vs. Browns Betting Trends
- The Raiders are 2-1 in the last three road games against the Browns (2-1 ATS).
- The Raiders are 6-4 in the last 10 road games (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Raiders’ last four games against the Browns.
- The Browns are 3-2 in the last five games at the FirstEnergy Stadium (1-4 ATS).
- The Browns are 5-5 in the last 10 games against the Raiders.
- The totals went under in three of the Browns’ last five home games.
Raiders vs. Browns Expert Betting Predictions
The Browns enter the game as favorites. They are the more consistent team of the two, with plenty of talent readily available. The hosts also have a solid record at home, securing five of their seven wins at the FirstEnergy Stadium. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t overlook the ability of the Raiders to cover the spread. The odds are attractive from this perspective considering that the team lost by no more than three points in two of their last three games.
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