Both the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns won their first games of the season earlier than expected. In NFL week 4 these two meet with the home-town Browns listed as 3-point favorites to beat the Raiders. The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, Sept. 27th at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com
Last year the Browns were 4-4 in Cleveland with two of those defeats coming by a combined three points. Can the Raiders take advantage of the Browns shoddy home record? Or will the Browns cover the 3-point spread as favorites? Who should you bet on?
Raiders V Browns Betting Trends:
- Oakland Raiders 3-5-1 On Road since last season
- Oakland Raiders 8-9-1 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Oakland Raiders 0-4-1 When Line was 40.5 to 43.5 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 3-5-1 As Road Underdog since last season
- Cleveland Browns 3-6 O-U At Home since last season
- Cleveland Browns 5-8 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Cleveland Browns 3-5 O-U When Line was 40.5 to 43.5 since last season
- Cleveland Browns 3-4 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG since last season
An In-Depth Look At The Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns NFL Week 3 Trends, Stats & Betting Tips
What: Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1)
When: Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Weather: 70° F/Scattered Clouds
Spread: Browns -3
Moneyline: Oakland +15 vs Cleveland -175
Game Total: 42
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oakland vs Cleveland
Oakland is 1-1 straight and against the spread. After looking like the same ol’ Raiders against the Cincinnati Bengals in week one, the Raiders bounced back to beat the Baltimore Ravens 37-33 last week.
Sophamore QB Derek Carr has thrown for 412 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 INTs, completing 63.8 % of his passing with a 94.9 passer rating so far this season. Carr has found in rookie WR Amari Copper (rec 12, 156 yards, 1 TDs) and WR Michael Crabtree (14 rec, 148 yards, 1 TD) two prime targets that play outside the numbers. The Raiders have the 9th best passing offense in the NFL averaging 267.0 yards per game while scoring 25.0 points per game (11th).
Last year’s late breakout, rusher Latavius Murray (26 car, 109 yards, 1 TD) leads Oakland’s ground attack which ranks 23rd in the league after two tough defensive opponents. The rush attack is averaging 80.0 rushing per game.
The Raiders defense is led by Super Bowl 48 MVP Malcolm Smith with 19 tackles. The unit allows 33.0 points per game (31st) while ranking 30th against the pass (327.0 y/g) and 20th stopping the run (118.0 y/g).
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Cleveland is also 1-1 straight up and against the spread,. Last week the Browns scored 28 points against Tennessee despite only passing for 158 yards. They beat the Titans 28-14. Sophamore QB Johnny Manziel went 8 of 15 for 172 yards, 2 TDs & 0 INTs and many expected him to retain the starting gig under center. But he will go back to the bench with QB Josh McCown cleared to play after suffering a concussion in week one against the NY Jets. McCown completed five of his eight passes for 49 yards before being forced to leave the game.
The Browns average 19.0 points per game (23rd) so far this season and WR Travis Benjamin (6 rec, 200 yards, 3 TDs) has been the number one target downfield. He has been Manziel’s top target.
The team is averaging 110.0 rushing yards (16th) with RBs Isaiah Crowell (27 att, 92 yards, 1 TD) and followed by rookie Duke Johnson Jr. (19 att, 65 yards, 0 TD).
Cleveland’s defense gives up 22.5 points per game (14th), ranking 5th best against the pass (199.0 y/g) but dead last at stopping the run (160.0 y/g). Donte Whitner leads the Browns with 18 tackles, Armonty Bryant has 2.5 sacks and Tashaun Gipson has an interception.
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The Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 3, 18-38-1 ATS in their last 57 games following an ATS win, 10-26-2 ATS in their last 38 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.
The Browns are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 6-13-2 ATS in their last 21 games as a home favorite.
Players Out or Doubtful:
- Oakland: Nate Allen.
- Cleveland: Robert Turbin, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Charles Gaines, Randall Telfer, Glenn Winston.