Week 1 Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh FaveNick over the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are an ugly 2-12-1 ATS in their past 15 season-opening contests on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks as they take on the division-rival Steelers in Pittsburgh to get their 2014 campaign underway on Sunday.
And the Steelers have dominated the Browns SU in the past decade and a half, going 25-3 SU in their last 28 meetings.
Totals bettors will note that the UNDER is 13-2 in the past 15 games where the Steelers were favored at home, and 12-2-1 in the past 15 season-opening games for the Browns heading into the AFC North matchup on Sunday.
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Cleveland Browns in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 40.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 22-15 win for the Steelers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen them go 8-8 and 9-7 ATS so far this season, while the Cleveland Browns are at 4-12 and 6-10 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Cleveland Browns are 8-7-1, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Cleveland Browns taking on the No. 11-rated Pittsburgh Steelers in this betting contest.
How Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 17-ranked offense (23.69 PPG) against a Cleveland Browns defense that ranks No. 23 at 25.38 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 251.06 yards per game, more than the Browns give up through the air (221.12 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cleveland Browns feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 124.25 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 20-7 loser as they battled the Steelers on the road. The Browns failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Browns suffered a Week 17 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 20-7 at Heinz Field.
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds Trends
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland home to New Orleans, Sunday, September 14th
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Thursday, September 11th