Baker Mayfield was sizzling in the Cleveland Browns’ last game, and he’ll look to carry his momentum into this coming Sunday’s date with the Las Vegas Raiders, who should be closer to full strength this week after rolling out an injury-laden lineup in Week 7. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Las Vegas Raiders vs Cleveland Browns Regular Season Week 8 Game on November 1, 2020
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
When: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 3-3
The Raiders entered Week 7 on a high, as they just beat the defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 before taking a much-needed rest in Week 7. But the good times for Las Vegas were put to a halt in a 45-20 home loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. If the Raiders want to use an alibi for that loss, they can settle with the fact that their offensive line was missing a number of key starters. As a result, the Raiders run game couldn’t take off, as Las Vegas managed just 76 rushing yards with zero touchdowns on 24 carries. Derek Carr had 284 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception but took three sacks for a loss of 13 yards. Help could be on the way for the Raiders, though, as Trent Brown is reportedly trending toward a return in Week 8 plus veteran Richie Incognito is expected to play this coming Sunday after getting activated from the injured reserve.
The Raiders, who are 11th in the NFL with 28.5 points per game, are 4-1 against the spread in their last four games away from home.
Betting on the Cleveland Browns (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-2
It’s good news and bad news for the Browns. The good news is that they are on pace to make the playoffs after scoring a 37-34 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in Week 7. The bad news is that they just lost their No. 1 receiver, Odell Beckham, to a season-ending knee injury, as he tore his ACL in the Cincy game. Beckham’s injury compounds the problem the Browns are having on offense since running back Nick Chubb got sidelined with a knee injury. However, the Browns are deep enough on offense to mitigate the impact of these losses. Rashard Higgins is primed to get additional workload in the passing game with Beckham injured. Higgins led the Browns with 110 receiving yards on six catches against the Bengals. Kareem Hunt is also doing fine as the temporary lead back of the Browns. Plus, Baker Mayfield is coming off one of his best games as a pro, completing 22 of 28 pass attempts for 297 passing yards and five touchdowns with just an interception in Week 7. Mayfield and company should be able to cook on offense against Las Vegas’ crapshoot defense that is allowing 32.8 points per game – second-worst in the NFL.
The Browns are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall.
The Browns win, 26-23.
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