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Browns vs. Raiders odds, spread, line: 2021 NFL picks, Week 15 prediction from top model on 132-96 run

The Cleveland Browns (7-6) will host the Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) on Monday contest after the Browns’ COVID-19 outbreak necessitated rescheduling the game from Saturday. The Raiders have been in a slump lately and were blown out of the water in their Week 14 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cleveland pulled out a 24-22 win against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens last week, but will now be without quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum due to COVID-19. Nick Mullens will start for the Browns.

Kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 5 p.m. ET. Las Vegas is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Browns vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 40.5. Before locking in your Raiders vs. Browns picks, be sure to check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021 season on an incredible 132-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Raiders vs. Browns 10,000 times and just revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Raiders vs. Browns:

  • Browns vs. Raiders spread: Las Vegas -1.5 
  • Browns vs. Raiders over-under: 40.5 points
  • Browns vs. Raiders money line: Las Vegas -125, Cleveland +105 
  • LV: Raiders are 3-3 against the spread on the road this season
  • CLE: Browns have failed to cover four straight games

Why the Raiders can cover

Las Vegas has had its fair share of difficulties during the year, but there have been a few players who have been consistent. Receiver Hunter Renfrow is one of them and is the leading pass-catcher for the Raiders. The Clemson product is averaging a team-high 67.5 receiving yards per game and has snagged 40 passes for a first down.

Renfrow is tied for fifth in the NFL with 86 receptions for 877 yards and five scores. The 2019 fifth-round pick has logged three straight games with more than 100 receiving yards. In last week’s loss to Kansas City Chiefs, Renfrow had 13 grabs for 117 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Derek Carr and Renfrow have built a strong rapport and will look to continue that against the shorthanded Cleveland Browns.

Why the Browns can cover

Cleveland has one of the best ground games in the league. The Browns are currently fourth in rushing yards per game (143.5) with 17 rushing touchdowns. The Browns have rushed for more than 150 yards in eight games this year. From Weeks 3-5, Cleveland rushed for 629 total yards with five rushing scores. 

The Browns also have one of the top defenses in the NFL. They are fourth in yards allowed per game (321.2) and have given up fewer than 20 points in seven games this year. Cleveland’s defense has been stout in its past two games, holding the usually high-powered Baltimore Ravens offense to an average of 19 points per game in two meetings.

How to make Browns vs. Raiders picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 41 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s Raiders vs. Browns picks at SportsLine

So who wins Raiders vs. Browns on Monday? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Raiders vs. Browns spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $7,000 on its NFL picks, and find out.

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