Steelers Browns Betting Preview for Week 17
Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 16-2 SU in their last 16 games against the Cleveland Browns and will look to add to that tally with another win this Sunday at Heinz Field. Despite the SU dominance, Pittsburgh is just 3-7 ATS against the Browns in their last 10 meetings
Cleveland is just 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in four of Cleveland's last six road games and in nine of Pittsburgh's last 10 home games.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Steelers - Browns odds would favor the Steelers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 8 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Browns sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 21-17 win for the Steelers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 20.8 PPG, against a Browns defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 22.9 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 244.4 yards per game, less than the Browns secondary allows through the air, 253.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Browns feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 119.7 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 34-12 loser as they battled the Broncos on the road. The Browns failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 46 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 13-10 loser as they battled the Bengals at home. The Steelers failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Steelers were Week 16 losers coming out on the wrong end of 13-10 score against Cincinnati.
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 2-8
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 6-4
A few Browns at Steelers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
Pittsburgh is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games