Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT -3, O/U 51)
The 4-1 Cleveland Browns make the short trek to Pittsburgh this week for an AFC North battle with the undefeated Steelers. It will be the first matchup between these teams since the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph helmet-swinging fiasco of 2019 and features as much on-field entertainment as it does off-field drama.
The AFC North standings are tightly bunched up top with 4-0 Pittsburgh leading the way and Baltimore and Cleveland right on the Steelers’ heels at 4-1, so this matchup includes plenty of playoff implications.
Pittsburgh enters this matchup as a 3-point favorite over Kevin Stefanski’s squad, but our model projects Mike Tomlin’s crew as nearly double-digit victors. Our NFL model is projecting a final score of 28.5-18.6 in favor of Pittsburgh, giving us a large edge on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Our model suggests a $112 wager on PITTSBURGH -3 for an average $100 bettor.
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Why will Pittsburgh cover the spread?
How to bet the total in Browns vs Steelers:
Prediction Machine’s NFL model projects a final score of 28.5-18.6 in favor of the Steelers. With 47.1 projected points and an OVER/UNDER of 51, we have a pretty solid edge on the UNDER in this one. Our model suggests a $115 wager on UNDER 51 for $100 average bettors.