Browns vs. Steelers Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 25, 2018

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Cleveland had America very excited with a great Hard Knocks run, a pair of wins and free Bud Light, but their magic is running out fast.

Cleveland
7-8
AT
October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pointspread +9 -105
Moneyline +350
Over / Under o +48.5

49%

Betting Action

51%

Pointspread -9 -115
Moneyline -460
Over / Under u +48.5

49%

Betting Action

51%

Well, if “Baker’s Gonna Bake”, he better get on it quick. A loss this weekend would essentially put the division out of reach and likely knock them three wins back of a wild card sniff. Not a clinch by any means; a sniff at best.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

There’s a likely Bengal win over T-Bay this week and the Steelers are favoured by -8 this Sunday. You do the math. If you were thinking of placing a few bucks on Cleveland futures, you should probably rethink your strategy.

While you may not be clicking ‘Futures’, there are a few likeable scenarios here. Cleveland has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven on grass and did tie Pittsburgh in week one – that has to be worth something.

The Steelers have also gone 8-2 over in their last ten at home. Then, to add to that, they’re also fifth in the league in PPG – just some food for thought.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns will have a shot in this game, but their wide outs will be their key to success. Rashard Higgins remains doubtful while tight end David Njoku even popped up on the injury report this week too. With a dinged up core, Baker will have to utilize the speed of Jarvis Landry and rookie Antonio Callaway or the dog pound will be on thin ice.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are second in the league in passing yards per, and while their run game hasn’t quite been Le’Veon Bell-esque, it hasn’t hurt them. With the emergence of James Conner and Vance McDonald this season, the AFC North looks like it will be painted in yellow yet again. The Steelers offence is still as scary as ever despite not having one of the best backs in the league all year.

If Ben Roethlisberger can move the ball quickly out of the pocket and take Myles Garrett out of the game, the Browns will have nothing left to throw at them. Coming off a two-sack performance last week, the former first overall pick now has more than a third of the Brown’s total sacks this season.

Browns vs. Steelers Prediction

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