Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Preview

 |  www.odds.com January 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

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Event Odds
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313
314
1/03
2:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Cleveland
28
12
47 -105
-10 +102
47 -105
+10 -113
46½ -110
-13½ +100
46½ -110
+13½ -120

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (3-12)

LINE: Steelers -10.5
TOTAL: 47

BUS MAN”S PICK TO COVER THE SPREAD: STEELERS -10.5

ATS & Over/Under records

Pittsburgh Steelers: 5-7 ATS / O/U 2-10
Cleveland Browns 7-5 ATS / O/U 4-8

Last Game:
The Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 20-17 and the Browns lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13.

Current Streak

Pittsburgh Steelers LOST 1
Cleveland Browns: LOST 2

Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends

2-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss
Over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall

Cleveland Browns Betting Trends

2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall
2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss
1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
Under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall

Head-To-Head- Betting Trends

Under is 5-1 in the last 6 games
Home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 games in Cleveland
Steelers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Cleveland
    
Betting Analysis

The Steelers suffered a big upset loss to the Baltimore Ravens last week and now they do not control their own playoff destiny. They need to beta the Browns and have the Buffalo Bills beat the New York Jets in order to snag the last AFC Wild Card berth.

This game may be the last audition for Johnny Manziel, who has been up and down this season and while he has shown flashes of solid play his off-the-field issues are troubling. However, he did rush for over 100 yards in the loss to the Chiefs last week and in the first match up with the Steelers, which the Brows were crushed 30-9, he passed for 372 yards.

The Browns had a solid rushing game in the loss to Kansas City with Manziel’s 100+ yards and Isaiah Crowell rushing for 88 yards and a TD.

Pittsburgh only ranks 30th in the league defending the pass, but a legit 6th defending the run.

Ben Roethlisberger had been playing great, but did not have a good game in the upset loss to the Ravens and main WR Antonio Brown only had 61 receving yards. However, these 2 had big games in the earlier win over the Browns, who rank 19th in the league in pass defense.

While the Steelers lost last week RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 100 yards and had 53 receiving yards. While he only had 54 rushing yards in the earlier blowout win over the Browns he will be facing a Cleveland run defense, which ranks dead last in the league.

Bus Man’s Pick: I have to go with the Steelers in this one, as they will dominate the Browns on both sides of the ball. They will not only win, but win big and cover the spread and then hope that Buffalo can beat New York.







 



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