The Steelers are the defending Super Bowl champs and a serious contender in the AFC this season while the Browns are usually avoided by those that bet on football.
NFL bet odds have the Steelers as 14-point favorites with a total of 38 against the Browns. The Browns may be big underdogs in NFL bet action in this game but at least they have a win. Last week they won 6-3 over Buffalo in the ugliest game of the NFL bet season. "The end goal is to win and however that comes, it's a good thing," said head coach Eric Mangini. "It's a positive thing.”
If the Browns are to pull of the NFL bet upset this week they will need a much better performance from quarterback Derek Anderson who was just 2 of 17 for 23 yards last week. It is hard to believe a team could win an NFL bet game with those numbers from their quarterback, but the Browns did. "There were a couple times where guys were more worried about what was going to happen after the catch instead of securing the catch," said Mangini. "There were some throws that were right on target. We had great opportunities for it and we didn't bring it in. We can't leave those opportunities on the field."
Pittsburgh could get a couple of players back for this NFL bet matchup. Running back Willie Parker and safety Troy Polamalu have returned to practice and could play this week. “It will really be interesting to see how they respond after getting work on Wednesday,” head coach Mike Tomlin said. The team will likely be without defensive end Aaron Smith though as he suffered a shoulder injury last week.
Cleveland doesn’t have many positive NFL bet trends for this game. The Browns are 2-6-1 vs. NFL bet pointspreads in their last 9 games as an underdog. The Browns are 1-4 vs. bet on football numbers in their last 5 vs. the AFC North. The Browns are 1-5 vs. NFL bet pointspreads in their last 6 road games. The Browns are 1-4 vs. the bet on football odds in their last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh. Conversely, Pittsburgh does have some very good NFL bet trends. The Steelers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Steelers are 5-1 vs. bet on football lines in their last 6 vs. the AFC North.