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NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

November 19, 2023



A pair of AFC North rivals will face each other on Sunday afternoon when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Cleveland, Ohio to face the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium in week 11 of the NFL season with the game airing regionally on CBS.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the better teams in the AFC North this season as they enter this game with a record of 6-3 and are on a two-game winning streak following last week’s 23-19 win at home against the Green Bay Packers which puts them in a tie with the Cleveland Browns for 2nd place in the AFC North and .5 game behind the Baltimore Ravens for 1st place in the division. The defense for the Steelers has been one of the major reasons for their success this season as they are allowing 20.22 points per game which is tied for 11th in the NFL, however, their offense continues to struggle this season as they are averaging 7th fewest points per game with an average of 17.33 points per game and their passing offense as well as their rushing offense has been below-average this season as they are averaging 103.22 rushing yards and the 4th fewest passing yards per game with an average of 180.33 passing yards per game.

DeShaun Watson has not looked great this season in his return from suspension and he will miss the remainder of the 2023 NFL season after having shoulder surgery. In his place will be P.J. Walker, who has also looked bad in his few starts this season completing less than 50% of his passes for 618 yards with only a touchdown and throwing five interceptions. However, the running game has been the key to the success of the Cleveland Browns this season as they rank 2nd in the NFL in rushing yards per game with an average of 147.89 rushing yards per game. Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt have been one of the better duos at running back this year in the NFL as they have combined for 760 yards and eight touchdowns on 194 attempts. The Cleveland Browns enter this game with a record of 6-3 while being tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 2nd place in the AFC North and will be looking to break the tie with a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Cleveland Browns listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon in week 11 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-3 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS on the road, 4-2 ATS as an underdog, and 2-0 ATS in division games this season while the Cleveland Browns are 5-3-1 ATS overall, 4-1 ATS at home, 2-2 ATS as a favorite, and 2-2 ATS in division games on the year.

Pittsburgh and Cleveland enter this game with identical records of 6-3, however, Pittsburgh has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Steelers have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings while also having a record of 2-0 ATS in their division games this year which includes their win against the Browns earlier this year. Take the moneyline with the Pittsburgh Steelers at -101 when they travel to face the Cleveland Browns.

Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline (-101)