The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers will be battling for their playoff lives when they meet on Monday Night Football in Week 17.
The Browns (7-8) and Steelers (7-7-1) will need to win on Monday and also get some help from around the league if they want to find themselves in the postseason, but the loser of the game will be eliminated entirely.
The Steelers got the better of the Browns earlier this season, defeating them by a final score of 15-10 on Halloween.
Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for this AFC North battle.
Browns vs. Steelers Odds, Spread, and Total
- Browns -3 (-110)
- Steelers +3 (-110)
- Browns -160
- Steelers +130
- 41 (Over -110/Under -110)
Browns vs. Steelers Betting Trends
- Browns are 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
- Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. Browns
- The UNDER is 6-3 in the Browns last nine games.
- Browns are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games vs. AFC North opponents.
- Steelers are 17-1 SU in last 18 home games vs. Browns.
Browns vs. Steelers Prediction and Pick
Despite their earlier loss to the Steelers, I'm going to back the Browns to get the job done in Week 17.
41.93% of their offensive yards gained have come on the ground, and they're averaging 5.1 yards per carry which is the best mark in the NFL. Now, they get to face the league's worst run defense. The Steelers are giving up an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which is last among all teams.
Cleveland faced the second worst run defense in the NFL in Week 16 in the Packers, and torched them for 8.8 yards per carry. I expect a similar result for them this week.
The Chiefs exploited the Steelers offense for being as bad as they truly are. Pittsburgh ranks 28th in yards per play, gaining an average of only 5.0. That's only going to get worse when they go up against the Browns defense which is seventh in the NFL in opponent yards per play.