Sunday football is finally back, and the game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers features one of the largest lines of the week. Kickoff time is 1:00 PM ET in Heinz Field, with the Steelers heavily favored at home by the sportsbook.
The Browns went 1-3 in the preseason, losing both road games and splitting their matchups at home. Their last game was a 33-13 win over the Chicago Bears, where they won against the spread as 4 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 42 ½ point line that the oddsmakers set.
The Steelers were also 1-3 in the preseason, losing both away games and winning one of their two at home. Their last game in the preseason was a 10-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Panthers, where they lost against the spread as 4 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 37 ½ point line the sportsbooks set.
Cleveland is 3-7 ATS on the road, and 2-5 ATS against the AFC North division. They are 1-5 ATS against the AFC, and 2-12-1 ATS in Week 1. Pittsburgh is 5-0ATS against the AFC North, and 7-1 ATS overall lately. They are 5-1 ATS at home, and 0-5 ATS in September.
Between these teams, the Browns are 3-7 ATS when playing in Pittsburgh, and the home team is 4-1 ATS. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 matchups.
They last met in December 2013, when Pittsburgh won 20-7, and won against the spread as 9 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 44 ½ point line that was set.
For Sunday afternoon’s game, SBG Sportsbook odds have the Steelers listed as 6 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 40 ½ points.