Free NFL Prediction: Raiders vs Browns
Week 3 NFL betting sees the Oakland Raiders taking on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday September 27th at the FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Date: Sunday September 27th
Time: 1 PM
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH
ATS Betting Lines: Cleveland Browns -3.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Raiders +100 / Browns -120 strong>
NFL Betting Total: 42
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After losing their first games of the season the Browns and the Raiders both won last week and at home Cleveland is the 3.5-point betting favorite this Sunday.
While the Browns do not have a dynamic offense they will be facing a Raiders’ team that has given up 33 points in each of their first 2 games.
The Raiders have lost their last 10 road games.
Carr passed for a career best 351 yards with 3 TD in the Baltimore win and fans in Oakland have to be excited about him and his new solid WR duo of Amare Cooper and
Michael Crabtree who both had TD catches in the Ravens win and each had over 100 receiving yards.
While RB Latavius Murray has not got off to a huge start numbers wise he rushed for 65 yards against Baltimore and has over 80 total yards in the first 2 games.
Murray will be facing a Cleveland run defense that ranks dead last in the league after 2 games, but Carr has hands full facing a solid Browns secondary that ranks 5th in the league in pass defense.
The Browns are 5-5 in their last 10 home games.
While Josh McCown may be cleared to play in this game after sitting out the last one with a concussion Johnny Manziel should still get the start after his solid performance in last week’s 28-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
In the game he passed for 172 yards with 2 TD.
The Raiders have to be worried about WR Travis Benjamin, who has been Manziel’s main target and in the Tennessee win he has 2 catches of at least 50 yards.
The Raiders’ pass defense has really struggled in the first part of the season and after 2 games that unit ranks 30th in the league.
The Oakland run defense ranks 20th in the league, but can the Browns take advantage of that? Their top 2 RB’s in Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. has not looked good this season and neither has over 95 yards total in the first 2 games and each is averaging 3.4 yards per carry.
The key to these 2 teams winning is the defense stopping the hot QB. The Raiders have the better WR corps, but the Browns have the much better secondary.
NFL Betting Trends:
* Raiders are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win.
* Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
* Raiders have an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
* The Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
* The Browns are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 42
The big question is which Manziel will show up in this game? I think last week’s version will after picking up a ton of confidence after he played well in that game.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Browns 27 – Raiders 23
I would like to go with the Raiders in this one, but with a hot Manziel at home and with Oakland’s major issues in the secondary I just can’t.
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