Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 28, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a very difficult season. They have had losing streaks, injuries and multiple problems, however with all of that being said, all they have to do is win out right and get some help and they will make the playoffs. The Cleveland Browns are not going to the NFL playoffs once again, but they can do something that will make this game worth watching, they can beat the Steelers.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Steelers listed as (-5.5) point favorites. The Steelers big road win over the Green Bay Packers did not go unnoticed by the sports betting public as the early wagering is flooding in on Pittsburgh as over 78 percent of the early tickets are on Pittsburgh. This has caused the betting line to shift as the point spread now shows Pittsburgh (-7), leading up to this big game.
The Steelers keep winning despite the mistakes that they make. The victory came in spite of the Steelers. But the improbable nature of the win seemed as apropos as the snow that coated the field at legendary Lambeau three days before Christmas. The Steelers’ alter ego has tried to sabotage this season countless times already including several times against the Packers and yet this team still ticks. Now they have to put forth one more great effort to have a shot at the playoffs.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Steelers have the edge in this game. The total has gone under in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland and the total has gone under in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 18 games at home. Cleveland is 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh is 18-2 straight up in its last 20 games when playing Cleveland. Pittsburgh is 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games at home and Cleveland is 2-18 straight up in its last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh.
Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road and 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games on the road. Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games overall and
Pittsburgh is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games overall.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.