NFL Preseason Week 1 Spread Betting Analysis

Cleveland vs Pittsburgh Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under Odds & Pick

Baker Mayfield leads the Cleveland Browns into hostile territory to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two AFC Central rivals played to a 21-21 Week 1 tie in Cleveland.

Week 8 NFL odds favor Pittsburgh by 8-points with the over/under at 49. If you are betting on Cleveland to win straight-up, the Browns pay +300 on the moneyline.

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under Odds & Pick

What: NFL Week 8
Who: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: 1 PM ET, Sunday, October 29th
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Spread: Steelers -8
Moneyline: Cle +300/Pit -360
Total: 49

Should you bet on Cleveland over Pittsburgh?

Cleveland is 3-0-1 against the spread in the Browns last four games versus the Steelers. With the Browns keeping games close is Cleveland a smart ATS bet as 8-point underdogs?

The Browns will have to take the game to the Steelers early which hasn’t been their strong suit. Cleveland hasn’t scored a first-quarter TD all season long. However, the Browns are 2-1 ATS on the road this season. Cleveland could easily have been 3-0 if not for a late-game collapse to the Raiders. Other close losses came to the New Orleans Saints, 21-18; to the Oakland Raiders, 45-42, in overtime, and to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-23, in overtime last week.

Should you bet on Pittsburgh over Cleveland?

Pittsburgh is 6-0-1 straight-up in its last seven games against the Browns. However, the Steelers are 2-6 ATS in their past eight 1 PM ET games. Is that enough for a big bet on Pittsburgh to cover the 8-point spread against the underdog Browns?

Let’s dig deeper into the Cleveland versus Pittsburgh betting trends to find an answer. QB Ben Roethlisberger is 21-2-1 in 24 starts against the Browns. That doesn’t include the 2016 victory when he relieved starter Landry Jones. Plus Pittsburgh leads the all-time head-to-head series at 72-58-1.

Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh NFL Betting Pick

I can’t remember the last time Cleveland beat Pittsburgh. However, the Steelers always need a full 60 minutes to beat the Browns. The season opener between the two squads ended in a tie. The previous three games were won by four, three and three points. Pittsburgh covered in none of those four games. Beyond that, the Steelers have covered once at home in the past eight.

Plus the total has gone over in three of four games between the two. I am betting on Cleveland to cover the 8-point spread and the over 49-points.

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