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The Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) and Cleveland Browns (7-6) were initially scheduled to play on Saturday, but the COVID-19 outbreak around the league hit the home team particularly hard, requiring the showdown to be moved to Monday. Both teams head into this contest fighting to improve their playoff odds. Cleveland won three of its last five games and defeated the AFC-North leading Baltimore Ravens, 24-22, in Week 14. Las Vegas will look to snap its two-game skid. The Browns will be without quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum due to COVID-19. Instead, Nick Mullens will start.

Kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 5 p.m. ET. Las Vegas is favored by three points in the latest Browns vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 41. 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 -3
  • Browns vs. Raiders over-under: 41 points
  • Browns vs. Raiders money line: Las Vegas -150, Cleveland +130
  • 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

Safety Johnathan Abram has been solid on the backend in the Raiders' secondary. Abram is second on the team with 107 total tackles, including 58 solo. The Mississippi State product also has three tackles for loss and four pass deflections. Abram has five games with at least 10 total tackles.

From Weeks 10 to 12, the 2019 first-round pick logged three straight games with double-digit stops. In the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Abram secured a season-high 12 total tackles. Rookie safety Tre'von Moehrig is currently fifth on the squad with 45 total tackles. The TCU product is second on the team with six pass deflections while also coming away with an interception.

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 cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. 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 cashes well over 50 percent of the time? 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.