Losers of four straight, the Pittsburgh Steelers need a little bit of luck and the NFL schedule makers obliged. This week they face the winless Cleveland Browns. The Week 11 NFL Steelers Vs Browns spread favors the visiting team by 8-points. Kick-off is on CBS this Sunday, November 20th at 1:00 PM ET from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Cleveland Browns Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info
The NFL Week 11 spread opened with the Steelers as 9.5-point favorites to beat the Browns. That point-spread has been bet down to 8. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 45 after opening at 49.5.
Analysits are predicting that the Browns finish the season winless while the Steelers are in danger of suffering their first losing season in Tomlin’s 10-year career at Pittsburgh.
What: Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) at Cleveland Browns (0-10)
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Spread: Steelers -9
Moneyline: Pittsburgh -350
Game Total: 45
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Cleveland
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat The Browns
The Steelers have lost four in a row, including a crushing, last-minute 35-30 defeat to the Cowboys last week. They are 4-5 SU and ATS this season. Pittsburgh averages 23.8 points per game (14th) and allows 22.9 points per game (14th).
"We’re open to doing things differently, but we also believe in the way that we do things," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. "If I thought the incidents were running rampant, then I would respond accordingly. It’s been popcorn. It’s a global thing."
Pittsburgh averages 279.4 passing yards per game (4th). QB Ben Roethlisberger (2357 yards, 20 TDs & 7 INTs) had a great game against Dallas, but it wasn’t good enough. He completed 37 of 46 passes for 408 yards and three scores. WR Antonio Brown (69 rec, 831 yards, 7 TDs) looked like the unstoppable pass-catching robot sent from the future. He had 14 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown against the Cowboys. The Steelers average 90.7 rushing yards per game (25th). RB Le’Veon Bell (100 car, 433 yards, 1 TDs) finally had his first rushing touchdown this season last week.
The Steelers own the 22nd-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 278.0 passing yards per game (28th) and 102.2 rushing yards per game (15th). They have the worst pass-rushing unit in the NFL with just 13 sacks. Lawrence Timmons leads the team with 64 tackles, and Cameron Heyward has 3.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Cleveland Browns To Beat The Steelers
The Cleveland Browns remain winless after ten weeks. They lost to the Ravens 28-7 on Thursday night Football a week ago. They are 0-10 SU and 2-8 ATS this season. The Browns average 17.5 points per game (30th) and give up 30.1 points per game (31st).
The Browns have the youngest team in the league and have stockpiled draft picks in the next few years. They might be on their way to a historically bad season, but they haven’t thrown in the towel.
"This is our reality, so we have to fight our way out of it," Browns Hue Jackson said. "All I can say to our fans is, ‘Hang with us.’ I have never been through this this way and it is new and different, I don’t like it and we have to do something about it."
Cleveland averages 222.3 passing yards per game (27th). QB Cody Kessler (1241 yards, 6 TDs & 1 INTs) will be the starter on Sunday despite being benched last week. Kessler needs to exploit explosive WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (51 rec, 627 yards, 4 TDs) early and often. Pryor has a speed and height advantage against Steeler’s rookie corner Artie Burns. The Browns average 99.0 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB Isaiah Crowell (121 car, 551 yards, 5 TDs) was held to 23 rushing yards on nine attempts last week.
The Browns have the worst ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 275.0 passing yards per game (27th) and 143.7 rushing yards per game (31st). They have 16 sacks (25th). Christian Kirksey has 60 tackles, and Emmanuel Ogbah has 3.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
- Pittsburgh is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Steelers Vs Browns ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Sunday’s game is the 127th time the teams have met in the regular season and the Steelers lead the series, 68-58, and since 2004 the Steelers have dominated sweeping the Browns nine times. The two teams close out the regular season on Jan. 1 in Pittsburgh.
The public money is heavy on the Steelers. Early sharp bettors bet Pittsburgh from -8.5 to -9 and then those preferring the Browns bet it back down to 8.
My final score prediction is Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 13.