Pittsburgh Steelers Host Cleveland Browns for Wild Card NBC SNF

Pittsburgh Steelers Host Cleveland Browns for Wild Card SNF Betting

January 8th, 2021 NFL Football, Sportsbook

Above all Cleveland Browns fans’ misery is over. At least temporarily. Cleveland is in the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. Quarterback Baker Mayfield showed strong improvement. Head coach Keven Stefanski has made his mark. To illuminate the Browns made history. Stefanski tested positive for the virus this week. As a result, NFL bets increased on the Steelers. Regardless the Browns will be motivated to show they belong. Cleveland’s defense will have one luxury this week. Pittsburgh can’t run the ball effectively. Thus, the Browns can focus full attention on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Betting Information

Date and Time:Sunday, January 10, 2021, 8:15 p.m. ET
Location:Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Browns at Steelers TV Coverage:NBC
Browns at Steelers Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Browns+6½ (-117)47½ (-110)+218
Steelers-6½ (-103)47½ (-110)-264
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Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers SBG Odds Overview

Starting with the plus-points does Cleveland bring sportsbook appeal. Accordingly, sharps will consider the Browns. Late on the Steelers have seemed out of gas. Pittsburgh has covered only two of their last six. Public money will factor in as well. By reason of squares thinking of the Steelers as a power team. In the second place, the masses aren’t used to Cleveland being in the playoffs.

Cleveland Browns Team Overview

Cleveland is in the playoffs for the first time since 2002. The last time this franchise win 11 games was 1994. In sum, the Browns are 11-5 straight up, 6-10 on the board, and 9-7 over the total. Cleveland ranks 14th in the NFL for scoring offense and 21st for points allowed. Namely, Nick Chubb compliments the team with 1067 yards rushing.

Pittsburgh Steelers Team Overview

At the onset of the playoffs, Pittsburgh is 12-4 straight up, 10-6 against the spread, and 7-7 on totals. NFL metrics show the Steelers 12th for scoring offense and 3rd for points allowed. Of major concern is Pittsburgh’s rank of dead last for rushing. This has served to drive down their wagering value. The Steelers have paid in just one of their last four games.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Against the Spread

The Browns are:

  • 12-20 against the spread in all games
  • 4-6 vs. the odds as an away dog
  • 4-8 on the board against AFC North rivals
  • 14-18 under the total overall
  • 7-5 over the number against the AFC North
  • 4-6 to the under as road dogs

The Steelers are:

  • 19-13 against the spread in all games
  • 6-6 vs. the odds as home chalk
  • 8-4 on the board against the AFC North
  • 11-19-2 under the total overall
  • 5-6-1 to the under against the AFC North
  • 5-6-1 under the spread as home chalk

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Head to Head vs. Spread

Pittsburgh has paid in four of their last five against the Browns. Last week was included in a 24-22 loss as 10-point road dogs. Three of the last four in this series stayed under the total. Cleveland has failed to cover their last three visits to Pittsburgh. While two of those three games stayed under.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers SBG Free Picks

Admittedly the Browns struggle to pay at Pittsburgh. However, NFL defenses have caught up to the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s ground game is an NFL Bets liability. Mayfield and the Browns are more diversified.

Browns at Steelers SBG Best Bet: Cleveland Browns.

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