Steelers vs Browns Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 3 Thursday Night Football on FanDuel Sportsbook
Steelers vs Browns Week 3 Game Info
2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 3 Thursday Night Football Game
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1, 1-0 Away) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-1, 0-1 Home)
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, OH
Coverage: Prime Video
Two teams looking to gain an edge in the AFC North division meet head-to-head in Week 3 as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the New York Jets in Week 2 that featured a 13-point blown lead in the final two minutes of the game.
Meanwhile, the Steelers couldn't get the job done either in a 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots. The offense was dormant as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky averaged just 8.0 yards per completion and running back Najee Harris averaged only 3.3 yards per carry. Defense can't win every game, especially when T.J. Watt isn't available.
Steelers vs Browns Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: PIT: (+158) | CLE: (-188)
Spread: PIT: +3.5 (-114) | CLE: -3.5 (-106)
Total: 40.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Browns enter this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Thursday night clash also features one of the lower projected totals (40.5) on the NFL Week 3 slate.
Steelers vs Browns Prediction & Pick
NFL rivalry games are always tough to predict, but the Steelers enter this game with history on their side. Pittsburgh is 15-4-1 straight up in its last 20 games against Cleveland and 4-2-1 straight up in its last seven games at FirstEnergy Stadium. Head coach Mike Tomlin simply knows how to beat the Browns.
With two rushing offenses going head-to-head, this game could turn into a gritty defensive battle. That would give the Steelers a huge advantage. Tomlin's defense has tallied 7.0 sacks through two games and the Browns just gave up 31 points to the Jets. Give me the road team in a small upset.
Final Score Prediction: Steelers: 20 | Browns: 17
Steelers vs Browns Betting Trends
- Pittsburgh is 15-4-1 straight up in its last 20 games against Cleveland.
- The total has hit the over in five of Pittsburgh's last seven away games.
- Cleveland is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Cleveland's last seven games against Pittsburgh.
Steelers vs Browns Best Bet
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As mentioned above, neither one of these teams is an offensive juggernaut and both rely on the ground game. More carries for Nick Chubb and Najee Harris means the clock is going to keep running and the under has a great chance of cashing as a result.
Keep in mind that the under has hit in five of the last seven meetings between the Steelers and the Browns. It has also hit in four of the last five Pittsburgh games and six of the last nine Cleveland games. The total is low for a reason and bettors should not hesitate to back a low-scoring contest.
Bet: Under 40.5 Points (-110)
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