Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

December 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns are not only on a 3-22 slide on the road, they have also lost 24 of 27 games played against the Steelers.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh checks in on a 4-1 against-the-spread run, both at home and in the division this season.
Point spread: Steelers opened as six-point favorites; the total was 44. (Line updates and matchup report)
Odds Shark computer prediction: 21.5-16.5 Steelers
Why the Browns can cover the spread
Revenge is always a good reason when AFC North teams get together. In each of Cleveland's other series this year with division foes, it has split out against the Ravens and Bengals. With a stronger effort defensively, against a team that has seemingly lost its effectiveness on offense thanks to a makeshift offensive line, the Browns would love nothing more than to play the spoiler role in Steeltown.
It would ruin Pittsburgh's already bleak playoff hopes.
Why the Steelers ca...

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