Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers News & Picks
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds
|Cleveland Browns||+6 -110||47½ -110 O||+220|
|Pittsburgh Steelerscleve||-6 -110||47½ -110 U||-260|
**Odds as of 01/07**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Browns have made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years with a 24-22 win vs the Steelers. Unfortunately for Cleveland, that’s as far as the celebration will go. Playing Pittsburgh for the second straight week isn’t going to end well for the Kardiac Kids. Big Ben Roethlisberger and NFL sack leader T.J.
Watt will be back on the field this time around. The Wild Card Round Steelers resemble the team that demolished the Browns 38-7 in Week 6, so covering a six-point spread seems like a slam dunk.
Pittsburgh was only a failed two-point conversion away from tying the game last week, operating with a skeleton crew. It might get very ugly for Cleveland at Heinz Field. Mike Tomlin’s Steelers have been here before, and Pittsburgh is 7-2 ATS in their previous nine home playoff games.
The Browns are a dismal 3-11 ATS over their last 14 road games, and are ripe to be blown out. Steelers 42, Browns 17
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Several members of the Cleveland Browns coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19, including HC Kevin Stefanski, and that will affect their preparation.
Offensively, the Browns have a dangerous unit. Baker Mayfield under center, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt from the backfield, and Jarvis Landry, Donovan People-Jones, Rashard Higgins, Austin Hooper and David Njoku catching passes.
Cleveland average 25.5 points per game and the total has gone over in four of their last six games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost last week against the Browns (24-22), but Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t under center. Pittsburgh won their first matchup 38-7 with Roethlisberger under center.
“Big Ben” will be back and ready to go, while RB James Conner should be more healthy and ready to carry the load from the backfield. The Steelers have one of the best receiving corps with Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool.
The Steelers average 26 points per game and the total has gone over in four of their last five divisional games.
Go over once again.