The NFL Week 1 odds favor the Pittsburgh Steelers by 4-points to beat the Cleveland Browns. This AFC North rivalry has many intriguing storylines in play. First, can Cleveland earn its first win since 2016? When will Le’veon Bell report for the Steelers?
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns Odds & Pick NFL Week 1
Who: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
When: Sunday, Sept 9th, 1 PM ET
Spread: Steelers -4
Moneyline: Steelers -210/Browns +175
Why Bet On The Steelers Over The Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers limped away with a 21-18 win in last season’s opener in Cleveland. Should you bet on them with the NFL Week 1 odds at 4-points?
The NFL Week 1 odds opened with Pittsburgh as 6.5-point favorites and enthusiastic Hard Knocks and Browns fans have bet the spread down 2.5-points. That is enough of a drop for me to back the Le’veon Bell-less Steelers.
Why Bet On The Browns Over The Steelers
It won’t be easy, the Browns haven’t earned a "W” in Week 1 in 14 years and has an abysmal 1-18 record in openers since returning to Cleveland in 1999. But after getting 4-points on the NFL Week 1 odds, should you jump on the Believeland train?
Following it’s winless 2017 campaign, Cleveland made a splash in free agency and drafted big. The acquisitions of QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, and the return of WR Josh Gordon are franchise-altering. Plus drafting QB Baker Mayfield number one sets the Browns up for the next decade.
NFL Week 1 Pick Steelers vs Browns
If bet the NFL Week 1 odds when the Browns were at +6.5 then you are sitting pretty. If you want to bet the game now, the Steelers at -4 are the smart bet.