Following the conclusion of week five NFL action, the newest gambling lines were released by NFL oddsmakers and they installed the Oakland Raiders as three point favorites against the Cleveland Browns. The home team automatically gets three points in their favor before factoring anything else in and the opening line would indicate oddsmakers believed these two teams could put on a fairly close game.
However, in the 24 hours since the line was released, it has moved up to as high as six points for some folks. This indicates people are really liking the Raiders in this matchup and think the cover is an easy one.
This is an interesting game for the Raiders. They are coming off a huge, emotional win on the road against the Houston Texans. Even if you don't factor in Al Davis' passing, there was a chance for a letdown. But factor in the emotion of the game and Raiders-Browns has the makings of a letdown game.
At the same time, you could also argue the Raiders have a mission or a purpose the rest of the season and could ride this emotion to great things. In terms of wagering you probably want to wait and see how they perform against the Browns at home. However, if you want to get a little frisky, the Raiders could be a dynamic force the rest of the season.