Browns vs. Steelers Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Andy McNamara | Updated Oct 15, 2020

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Pittsburgh's Week 5 was highlighted by the four-touchdown breakout performance of Canadian rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool.

Cleveland
5-2
AT
October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +136
Over / Under o +50.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -163
Over / Under u +50.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

It’s an AFC North showdown between two legendary rivals in what will determine an early share of the division lead. The Browns are 4-1 for the first time since 1994, while Pittsburgh is looking as complete a unit as ever on both sides of the ball. Cleveland has also not won at Heinz Field in 16 years.

NFL Week 6 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Oddsmakers see this as a tight one with Pittsburgh getting the -3 at home in a divisional matchup and the betting public agrees. About 53 percent of the betting handle is currently backing the Steelers to cover. That’s hard to argue if you’re into historical stats. Pittsburgh has won seven of its last 10 against the AFC North, while Cleveland is just 1-7 against the spread in its last eight road games.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns league leading rushing attack (188.4-yards/game) continued last Sunday even without Nick Chubb in the victory over Indianapolis. It was more of a group effort as Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson and even Baker Mayfield contributed to a 124-yard effort. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is going to have his hands full if the run stalls to play-call effectively against the nasty Steelers linebackers and ballhawking secondary.

Cleveland’s defence remains a Jekyll and Hyde situation. Myles Garrett is second in the NFL for sacks (6.0) and the club is No. 2 in total turnovers at six. Compare that to the backend of the ‘D’ allowing the third most passing yards to opponents. That’ll be a challenge since Pittsburgh is loaded at receiver.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The black and yellow’s win versus Philadelphia was highlighted by the four touchdown breakout performance of Canadian rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool. Ben Roethlisberger’s off to his best career TD/INT ratio at 10-to-1 and spreads defenses thin with weapons like Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson (back injury), James Washington and the running backs. However, the offensive line is banged up as All-Pro right guard David DeCastro will not suit up and centre Maurkice Pouncey is listed as questionable. Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods will assuredly be moving Myles Garrett around to try and exploit any weakness.

On the other side of the ball, Pittsburgh arguably owns the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL with TJ Watt and Bud Dupree. As a collective unit the team is tied for first in the league at 20 sacks and will be gunning to contain Baker Mayfield within the pocket.

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