At the onset of the season, the Steelers were written off for dead when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was lost to injury. By contrast, the Browns were the hot trendy pick for NFL betting success. Both Pittsburgh and Cleveland stumbled badly out of the gate. Late on the Steelers have caught fire to dig themselves out of the ditch. Cleveland has a way to go despite a win over Buffalo on Sunday. Both teams are unlikely to catch the Ravens in the NFC North. Pittsburgh will visit Cleveland on Thursday to kick off the pro football wagering action for this weekend.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:20 p.m. ET|
|Location:||First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Steelers vs. Browns TV Coverage:||FOX and NFL Network|
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cleveland Browns Overview
The Browns have an online betting record of 3-6 straight up, 2-6-1 vs. the odds, and 4-5 under the total. Last week Cleveland beat Buffalo in a 19-16 win and push. Specifically, the Browns rank 26th for scoring offense and 21st for points allowed.
Counter to that is the Steelers mark of 5-4 straight up, 6-3 vs. the line with six under. Pittsburgh is coming off a 17-12 home win and payout over the Rams. Overall the Steelers rank 19th for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed.
Key Steelers: QB Mason Rudolph (64,5% COMP, 1330 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 11 TD, 4 INT, 9 SACK, 93.0 RTG), RB James Conner (97 ATT, 380 YDS, 3.9 AVG, 4 TD, 29 REC, 236 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 2 TD), JuJu Smith Schuster (36 REC, 503 YDS, 14.0 AVG, 3 TD), Minkah Fitzpatrick (5 INT, 1 TD), DT Cameron Heyward (43 TACKLES, 5.5 SACKS), PK Chris Boswell (18-19 FG, 19-19 XP)
Key Browns: QB Baker Mayfield (59.9% COMP, 2201 YDS, 7.1 AVG, 9 TD, 12 INT, 25 SACK, 75.2 RTG), RB Nick Chubb (174 ATT, 919 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 6 TD, 27 REC, 166 YDS, 6.1 AVG), WR Jarvis Landry (45 REC, 652 YDS, 14.5 AVG, 2 TD), DE Myles Garrett (28 TACKLES, 10 SACKS), PK Austin Seibert (16-16 FG, 13-16 XP)
Pittsburgh and Cleveland against the Spread
The Steelers are:
- 6-3-1 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 1-8 under the total on the road
- 4-7 on the board head to head vs. the Browns at Cleveland
- 2-6 under the total at Cleveland
- 6-4-1 vs. the odds in away games vs. the AFC North
- 2-10 under the total at the AFC North
The Browns are:
- 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games
- 4-5-1 under the total at First Energy Stadium
- 5-4-1 on the board head to head with the Steelers
- 4-1 over the total in their series with Pittsburgh
- 3-10 vs. the line at home against AFC North opponents
- 2-8-1 under then total when hosting the AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Betting Pick
In this situation, we have a Steelers team with considerable NFL betting momentum. Pittsburgh has paid in six of their last seven games. As was previously noted the Browns have not been a reliable value at home.
Steelers vs. Browns NFL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers vs. Browns NFL Betting Score Prediction: Steelers 20, Browns 17