Cleveland Browns Vs Pittsburgh Steelers Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
After winning their first game of the season last week, the Cleveland Browns will look to double their win total when they meet the AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend. The Week 17 NFL Cleveland vs Pittsburgh betting spread favors the Steelers by 6-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, January 1st at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Cleveland Browns Vs Pittsburgh Steelers Spread & ATS Pick
What: Cleveland Browns (1-14) at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5)
When: January 1, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium: Heinz Field
Spread: Steelers -6
Moneyline: Cleveland +215 vs Pittsburgh -255
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Cleveland vs Pittsburgh
Why Bet The Cleveland Browns To Beat The Steelers
The Cleveland Browns are 1-14 SU and 3-12 ATS this season after beating the short-handed San Diego Chargers 20-17 last week. They average 16.0 points per game (31st) and allow 28.3 points per game (31st).
The Browns average 203.9 passing yards per game (28th). QB Robert Griffin III (654 yards, 0 TDs & 2 INTs) was cleared from concussion protocol and is expected to start Sunday. Could rookie WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (70 rec, 913 yards, 4 TDs) be playing his last game for the Browns? If he hits the 1000-yard mark in this anemic offense, he will demand large bucks on the open market. Cleveland averages 98.7 rushing yards per game (24th). RB Isaiah Crowell (179 car, 800 yards, 7 TDs) ran for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the win against San Diego.
Cleveland has the 31st-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 25.0 passing yards per game (21st) and 147.6 rushing yards (31st). The Browns have recorded a league-low 22 sacks this season (32nd). LB Christian Kirksey has 136 tackles, and LB Emmanuel Ogbah has 5.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat The Browns
The Steelers won the AFC North division by beating the Baltimore Ravens 31-27 in a nail bitter last week. They improved to 10-5 SU and 9-6 ATS this season. They average 24.7 points per game (12th) and allow 20.2 points per game (9th).
Pittsburgh averages 263.9 rushing yards per game (5th). QB Ben Roethlisberger (3819 yards, 29 TDs & 13 INTs) needs 181 for his 5th career season with 4,000+ pass yards. Roethlisberger is not expected to play Sunday. RB Le’Veon Bell (261 car, 1268 yards, 7 TDs) and WR Antonio Brown (106 rec, 1284 yards, 12 TDs) are also expected to sit against the Browns. Head coach Mike Tomlin wants a healthy team come playoff time.
“If I get the opportunity to deem those guys inactive, then I will,” Tomlin said.
Pittsburgh has the 9th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 245.0 passing yards per game (15th) and 91.3 rushing yards per game (6th). The Steelers have recorded 34 sacks this season (12th). LB Lawrence Timmons has 108 tackles, and DE Stephon Tuitt has 4.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Cleveland is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- Cleveland is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games
- Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland Browns Vs Pittsburgh Steelers ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Even if the Steelers rested their entire starting lineup, I don’t think the Browns have enough juice to win their second game of the season. But grab the points and bet the Browns to keep it close.
My final score prediction is Cleveland 17, Pittsburgh 21.