Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be down to their third-string quarterback when they visit the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium this Sunday. With Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich both sidelined with rib injuries, 37-year-old Charlie Batch is expected to take over QB duties Sunday.
Pittsburgh is 16-1 SU and 10-6-1 ATS over its last 17 games against the Browns. The Browns have turned the tides ATS in recent years though with a 6-3 ATS edge over the last nine games in this series.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 30-rated Browns and the No. 4-rated Steelers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 23-16 win for the Steelers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense (18.9 PPG) against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 5 at 19 PPG. The Browns passing attack has averaged 219.7 yards per game, more than the Steelers give up through the air (169.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Steelers own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 91 yards per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 13-10 loser at home against the Ravens. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (23) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Steelers suffered a Week 11 loss against Baltimore in their last game, falling 13-10 at Heinz Field.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 23-20 loser as they battled the Cowboys on the road. The Browns covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brandon Weeden passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Cowboys, who won 23-20 on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 7-3
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 1-9
A few Steelers at Browns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Cleveland
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 3-5-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Sunday, December 2
Cleveland at Oakland, Sunday, December 2