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NFL Game Matchup Report
Sunday, 09/09/2018 at 01:00 pm PITTSBURGH (13-4) at  CLEVELAND (0-16)
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Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
453PITTSBURGH 41 26.4 20.8 13-4 7-10-0 6-10-1 102.9 284.8 387.7 109.1 201.8 310.9
454CLEVELAND +3 14.6 25.6 0-16 4-12-0 7-9-0 107.1 201.8 308.9 97.9 230.3 328.2
Preview - CLEVELAND vs PITTSBURGHGame Write Up
Two teams that produced very different outcomes in 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers (-4) are set to pay a visit to their AFC North rival Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. CBS has the TV rights and kickoff will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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By BTB Staff | September 4, 2018, 4:01 pm
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
PITTSBURGH -6 3
CLEVELAND
Average power rating of opponents played: CLEVELAND 19.5, PITTSBURGH 19.4
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points 0-0 9-10 105-77 0-0 6-12 93-89 0-0 14-5 142-42
in all games 0-0 18-17 230-205 0-0 13-22 222-224 0-0 26-10 285-166
in all lined games 0-0 18-17 230-205 0-0 13-22 222-224 0-0 26-10 285-166
as a favorite 0-0 16-14 155-151 0-0 12-18 163-148 0-0 24-7 223-92
as a road favorite 0-0 8-7 48-63 0-0 2-12 56-58 0-0 11-4 72-44
as a road favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 5-5 42-48 0-0 2-7 46-47 0-0 6-4 59-36
as a road favorite of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 1-4 24-24 0-0 0-4 21-26 0-0 2-3 34-15
in road games 0-0 10-8 106-103 0-0 3-14 96-119 0-0 13-5 120-98
in road lined games 0-0 10-8 106-103 0-0 3-14 96-119 0-0 13-5 120-98
in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points 0-0 5-4 18-14 0-0 2-7 11-22 0-0 7-2 22-11
in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points 0-0 13-9 65-50 0-0 7-14 55-62 0-0 19-3 85-34
against conference opponents 0-0 14-13 179-153 0-0 10-17 170-172 0-0 21-7 220-127
versus division opponents 0-0 5-6 99-76 0-0 5-6 89-91 0-0 11-1 123-61
in games played on a grass field 0-0 14-14 142-140 0-0 11-18 146-141 0-0 20-9 180-111
in September games 0-0 3-3 37-48 0-0 1-5 46-42 0-0 4-2 49-39
in the first two weeks of the season 0-0 3-1 22-26 0-0 1-3 24-26 0-0 4-0 31-19
in the first month of the season 0-0 5-3 40-52 0-0 2-6 48-48 0-0 6-2 52-44
in the first half of the season 0-0 9-6 95-85 0-0 3-12 85-100 0-0 10-5 115-71
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 points 0-0 3-2 17-17 0-0 0-4 17-17 0-0 4-1 21-14
in a road game where the total is between 38.5 and 42 points 0-0 1-0 24-27 0-0 0-1 21-31 0-0 1-0 29-25
in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points 0-0 2-3 116-121 0-0 4-2 124-120 0-0 4-2 146-100
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CLEVELAND Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points 0-0 6-17 67-83 0-0 8-15 69-80 0-0 1-22 37-116
in all games 0-0 7-24 166-192 0-0 15-17 165-198 0-0 1-31 119-252
in all lined games 0-0 7-24 166-192 0-0 15-17 165-198 0-0 1-31 119-252
as an underdog 0-0 7-23 117-144 0-0 14-17 118-146 0-0 1-30 62-209
as a home underdog 0-0 3-12 45-58 0-0 3-12 44-62 0-0 1-14 28-80
as a home underdog of 7 points or less 0-0 2-10 35-45 0-0 3-9 37-46 0-0 1-11 24-60
as a home underdog of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 2-7 20-24 0-0 1-8 20-24 0-0 1-8 11-34
in home games 0-0 3-12 82-96 0-0 3-12 76-105 0-0 1-14 69-115
in home lined games 0-0 3-12 82-96 0-0 3-12 76-105 0-0 1-14 69-115
in a home game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points 0-0 1-5 4-10 0-0 1-5 5-9 0-0 0-6 3-11
in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points 0-0 6-12 42-49 0-0 8-10 38-55 0-0 1-17 25-68
against conference opponents 0-0 7-16 128-144 0-0 11-13 130-146 0-0 1-23 88-194
versus division opponents 0-0 2-9 71-81 0-0 5-7 71-81 0-0 0-12 43-112
in games played on a grass field 0-0 7-19 131-149 0-0 10-17 132-154 0-0 1-26 96-196
in September games 0-0 2-4 38-38 0-0 3-3 34-44 0-0 0-6 28-52
in the first two weeks of the season 0-0 1-3 16-25 0-0 1-3 19-26 0-0 0-4 12-33
in the first month of the season 0-0 2-6 44-41 0-0 4-4 41-47 0-0 0-8 32-58
in the first half of the season 0-0 4-12 80-82 0-0 9-7 83-85 0-0 0-16 63-108
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 points 0-0 2-1 14-13 0-0 0-3 9-19 0-0 1-2 10-18
in a home game where the total is between 38.5 and 42 points 0-0 0-5 15-25 0-0 2-3 19-22 0-0 0-5 14-28
in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points 0-0 1-12 85-107 0-0 7-7 92-104 0-0 0-14 57-145
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
PITTSBURGH Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Conference 10-3 3.7 5-8 5-7 27.231 14.231 393.923 6.018 1.154 21.385 10.077 304.308 5.572 1.385
Division 6-0 6 2-4 3-2 27.667 16.167 393 6.015 0.833 20.5 11 307.333 5.392 1.5
Grass 10-4 0.9 6-8 6-8 27.5 15.286 393.571 5.989 1.286 21.5 9.857 298.857 5.455 1.429
Last 3 Games 2-1 -0.8 1-2 2-1 34.667 18.333 407.667 6.471 1.333 25 14 326.333 6.006 1.333
Road Games 7-1 4.5 4-4 0-7 22.5 11 350.5 5.793 1.125 15.125 8.25 301.125 5.341 1.25
All 13-4 3.9 7-10 6-10 26.353 13.529 387.765 5.976 1.294 20.765 10.412 310.941 5.594 1.294
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
CLEVELAND Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Conference 0-12 -12.15 4-8 4-8 14.167 6.5 304.5 5.089 2.667 24.333 15.833 327.583 5.291 0.917
All 0-16 -16.15 4-12 7-9 14.625 7.375 308.812 5.158 2.563 25.625 14.5 328.125 5.292 0.813
Home Games 0-7 -7 2-5 1-6 12.286 5.857 278.571 4.768 2.714 22 11.143 303.143 4.747 0.714
Last 3 Games 0-3 -3 1-2 1-2 12.333 9 297.667 5.284 3 25 14.667 327.333 5.396 0.667
Division 0-6 -6 2-4 2-4 14.167 7.333 313.833 5.334 2.167 26.833 18.333 343.667 5.649 1
Grass 0-13 -13 4-9 4-9 12.769 6.769 290.538 5.009 2.769 23.923 13.154 323.769 5.077 0.846
PITTSBURGH Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 26.4 13.5 22.1 31.93 27-103 (3.8) 25-38 65% 284.8 (7.5) 65-388 6 14.7
Opponents Defensive Avg. 21.7 11 19.5 30.64 27-110 (4) 21-34 61.9% 224.5 (6.5) 62-335 5.4 15.4
Offense Road Games 22.5 11 19.9 30.95 28-104 (3.7) 20-33 61.5% 246.6 (7.5) 61-351 5.8 15.6
Defense (All Games) 20.8 10.4 17.2 28.16 25-109 (4.4) 18-31 59.2% 201.8 (6.5) 56-311 5.6 15
Opponents Offensive Avg. 21.7 11 19.5 30.64 27-110 (4) 21-34 61.9% 224.5 (6.5) 62-335 5.4 15.4
Defense Road Games 15.1 8.3 16.8 29.24 24-104 (4.3) 19-32 60.3% 196.8 (6.1) 56-301 5.3 19.9
CLEVELAND Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 14.6 7.4 18.1 28.2 24-107 (4.5) 20-36 54.4% 201.8 (5.6) 60-309 5.2 21.1
Opponents Defensive Avg. 21.4 10.7 19.1 30.24 27-112 (4.1) 21-34 61.2% 218.9 (6.5) 61-331 5.4 15.5
Offense Road Games 12.3 5.9 17.1 28.31 24-89 (3.8) 20-35 58.6% 189.4 (5.4) 58-279 4.8 22.7
Defense (All Games) 25.6 14.5 19.7 32.73 29-98 (3.4) 23-33 68.6% 230.3 (7) 62-328 5.3 12.8
Opponents Offensive Avg. 21.4 10.7 19.1 30.24 27-112 (4.1) 21-34 61.2% 218.9 (6.5) 61-331 5.4 15.5
Defense Road Games 22 11.1 19 33.82 28-79 (2.8) 24-35 69% 223.7 (6.3) 64-303 4.7 13.8
PITTSBURGH Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.9 0.4 1.3 0 13-6 44% 1-0 50% 2-43 (19.8) 2-12 (6.9) 6-54
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.9 0.5 1.4 1.9 14-5 38.5% 1-0 50.8% 2-44 (21.1) 19-2 (8.7) 7-57
Stats For (Road Games) 0.8 0.4 1.1 0.1 13-5 42.6% 0-0 100% 1-20 (15.6) 2-20 (9.3) 7-62
Stats Against (All Games) 0.9 0.4 1.3 0 13-5 37.6% 1-0 35% 3-56 (20.7) 1-10 (7.7) 7-64
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1 0.5 1.5 0 13-5 36.9% 1-0 50.6% 2-45 (22.1) 19-2 (8.7) 6-56
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.8 0.5 1.3 0 13-4 32.7% 1-0 22.2% 2-39 (21) 2-16 (7.5) 8-79
CLEVELAND Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.8 0.8 2.6 -1.8 14-5 33.8% 1-0 52.2% 2-49 (22.6) 2-14 (5.8) 7-58
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.9 0.5 1.4 1.9 13-5 38% 1-0 46.3% 2-47 (21.4) 19-2 (8.5) 7-58
Stats For (Home Games) 1.9 0.9 2.7 -2 14-5 33.7% 1-1 50% 2-50 (21.9) 3-15 (5.5) 5-44
Stats Against (All Games) 0.4 0.4 0.8 0 14-6 40.6% 1-0 50% 1-29 (23.6) 3-30 (10.7) 6-57
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1 0.5 1.5 0 13-5 37.8% 1-0 49% 2-43 (21.5) 19-2 (8.9) 6-56
Stats Against (Home Games) 0.3 0.4 0.7 0 15-6 39% 1-0 50% 1-16 (15.7) 3-35 (11.5) 7-63
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
PITTSBURGH Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
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CLEVELAND Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 48% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (12-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 37% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-17)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 48.2% of the time since 1992. (132-142)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 50.3% of the time since 1992. (163-161)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 48.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (13-14)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 48.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (14-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.9% of the time since 1992. (192-185)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 44% of the time since 1992. (133-169)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
PITTSBURGH 21 41 O 7 25 35:12 35-159 23-35 313 3 3 12-116
09/09/2018 CLEVELAND 21 3 0 22 34:48 38-177 15-38 150 0 1 11-87
CLEVELAND 24 38 O 14 17 30:55 27-102 16-27 272 1 1 9-77
12/31/2017 PITTSBURGH 28 -5 21 20 29:05 28-124 23-28 224 1 1 3-15
PITTSBURGH 21 47.5 U 14 16 28:50 17-35 24-17 255 0 1 13-144
09/10/2017 CLEVELAND 18 10 7 20 31:10 25-57 20-25 180 0 1 4-61
CLEVELAND 24 41.5 O 14 27 38:54 33-231 29-33 206 3 1 5-37
01/01/2017 PITTSBURGH 27 -3 7 21 33:09 28-69 24-28 243 0 1 9-43
PITTSBURGH 24 45.5 U 14 24 33:58 28-146 23-28 167 0 0 8-70
11/20/2016 CLEVELAND 9 8 0 17 26:02 13-33 21-13 176 1 1 9-52
PITTSBURGH 28 47 U 14 16 26:03 19-30 24-19 349 1 2 9-45
01/03/2016 CLEVELAND 12 12 9 22 33:57 23-86 24-23 177 2 2 8-47
CLEVELAND 9 43.5 U 3 20 32:43 14-15 33-14 327 2 1 12-188
11/15/2015 PITTSBURGH 30 -7 21 22 27:17 21-60 25-21 399 1 1 5-50
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