When a team has been mired in a slump for a period of time that extends to years as opposed to weeks, it’s tough to recognize when the turning point comes. The players and fans become so accustomed to losing that they don’t necessarily trust that a single win might just be the catalyst for some sort of dramatic turnaround. The Oakland Raiders are a perfect example, as they went from awful to Super Bowl contender a couple of years back before slipping right back into mediocrity last season. A big coaching change has done little to change that so far this season, but we will have to wait and see how that plays out.
The Cleveland Browns have been bad for as long as anyone can remember, and while there were some high hopes for this season, it looked as though the losing streak was going to continue until Baker Mayfield entered the fray last week and led his team to a win over the Jets. Mayfield will get the start this weekend as a 3 point underdog, with the point total set at 45.
How to Bet Browns at Raiders NFL Week 4 Lines
Browns expect Emmanuel Ogbah and Christian Kirksey to play in Oakland📰 » https://t.co/FHEgD0ntWi#CLEvsOAK pic.twitter.com/hHe2uN2ywg — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) 26 de septiembre de 2018
- When: Sunday, September 30 at 4:05 PM EST
- Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Cleveland / Oakland
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 4 Lines: Oakland Raiders -3 (Total 45)
- Partly Cloudy: 18°C/65°F
- Humidity: 63%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 55%
- Wind: 12 mph W
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Cleveland Browns?This season started in typical Cleveland Browns fashion, as they somehow managed to tie and lose their opening two games thanks to mistakes by a kicker who is no longer on the team. Despite that, they entered Week 3 as a 3-point home favorite over the New York Jets but quickly found themselves 14 points down. With the crowd yelling his name, rookie QB Baker Mayfield was put in the game, serving as the catalyst for a blistering second-half comeback that saw the Browns come out on top 21-17, covering the spread in the process.
The Browns have actually been a good bet this season, covering in all 3 of their games thus far. The question now is whether Cleveland can repeat that success on the road, although past performances against the Raiders suggest they can. They are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against the Raiders and 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 against them.
- Average Score For: 20.00
- Total Yards: 325.66
- Rush Yards: 134.33
- Passing Yards: 191.33
- Average Score Against: 19.67
- Total Yards: 338.33
- Rush Yards: 109.33
- Passing Yards: 229.00
Why bet on the Oakland Raiders?The hype surrounding the hiring of Jon Gruden was absolutely huge, but it is quickly becoming obvious that he has a massive job on his hands in Oakland. The Raiders have gone 0-3 to start the season, which means that they are now winless in 7 games stretching back to last season. They have started each of their 3 games this season as the underdog, covering on only 1 of those outings, so starting this week as a favorite is something new for them.
They have been in as a favorite just 3 times in their last 10 games, covering the spread twice in those outings. The UNDER has hit in each of Oakland’s last 5 games at home, and when Cleveland comes to town, it is usually the UNDER that prevails there, too, with 5 of the last 6 going that way.
- Average Score For: 17.33
- Total Yards: 400.67
- Rush Yards: 98.67
- Passing Yards: 302.00
- Average Score Against: 27.00
- Total Yards: 374.33
- Rush Yards: 116.33
- Passing Yards: 258.00
Browns at Raiders NFL Week 4 Betting Trends
- Cleveland is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games
- Cleveland is 1-18-1 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Oakland is 4-11-2 ATS in its last 17 games
- Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland’s last 10 games
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionWhile it was certainly exciting to see the Browns get their first win in forever last week, this is going to be a real tough test for them. The Raiders need some positive vibes, which only comes with winning. I think they get that win this weekend.
Score: Cleveland Browns 20 – Oakland Raiders 24