Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 14, 2008
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, 8:15 pm Eastern – NBC
SBG Global Opening Line: Steelers – .5 , Total 44
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try for their 10th straight win over the Cleveland Browns as the two teams meet on Sunday night. The all-time series between the two teams is tied at 55 wins each but Pittsburgh has owned the Browns of late. They have won 15 of the last 18 meetings, including the last nine. Cleveland will be looking to bounce back from a poor effort last week against Dallas. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin does not believe Sunday’s game will be easy for his Steelers. “We have evidence that they are capable of putting what happens behind them in Week 1 and getting better,” he said. “They will come ready to play.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Steelers on the Road.
Pittsburgh running back Willie Parker has run over the Browns in recent meetings, running for at least 100 yards in each of his last three games against Cleveland. The Browns will also have to stop Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is 7-0 against Cleveland in his career. Cleveland’s defense gave up 487 yards in the loss to Dallas last week.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Steelers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC North. The Steelers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Steelers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 2. The Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cleveland. The favorite is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the road team is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two teams.
The Browns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Browns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC. The Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the AFC North. The Browns are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games on grass. The Browns are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
SBG Global Current Line: Steelers – 6 , Total 44.5
The Over is 4-0 in the Steelers last 4 games on grass. The Over is 5-0 in the Steelers last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-0 in the Steelers last 4 vs. the AFC. The Over is 10-4-1 in the Steelers last 15 vs. the AFC North.
The Under is 7-0 in the Browns last 7 games on grass. The Under is 4-0 in the Browns last 4 home games. The Under is 7-0 in the Browns last 7 games overall. The Under is 4-0 in the Browns last 4 vs. the AFC. The Over is 5-1-1 in the Browns last 7 vs. the AFC North. The Over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
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