In the later kick-off of the two Monday Night Football games tonight, it’s an AFC North showdown between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Below we’ll bring you the latest odds, tips, prop bets and predictions as we preview this divisional matchup.
The Browns were brilliant in their week one destruction of the Bengals, holding one of the most talented offences in the NFL to just 143 total yards. Deshaun Watson was still far from perfect but the running game was great, with Nick Chubb going over 100 yards on just 18 carries. Browns fans will be particularly pleased that the offseason moves the franchise made all look to have been positive improvements on the team.
The Steelers are two-point underdogs tonight despite being the home team. They were thoroughly outclassed on both sides of the ball by the 49ers and immediately lost all the goodwill they had earned from their sparkling pre-season performances. Kenny Pickett struggled to get anything going and Matt Canada didn’t choose to run the ball nearly enough.
Browns at Steelers Betting Odds
Moneyline: Cleveland Browns 3/4 | Pittsburgh Steelers 23/20
Spread: Cleveland Browns -2, 10/11 | Pittsburgh Steelers +2, 10/11
Points Total: Over 38, 10/11 | Under 38, 10/11
Odds via 10Bet.
If the Steelers were to drop to 0-2 in an extremely tough division, the playoffs would be looking extremely unlikely and the home crowd will know that. They will get behind their team and Mike Tomlin will have his men massively ready to go. Tomlin has an incredible record in games like these, with a 32-15-1 record against the spread against teams with a winning record as an underdog in his career. Jim Schwartz at defensive coordinator looks like a great hire for the Browns and will keep the Browns in the game, but the Steelers defence will have enough talent to keep Watson quiet. We’re backing a low-scoring defensive battle where the Steelers sneak through.
Browns at Steelers Tips and Score Prediction
Steelers Money Line, Under 38 Points – 11/4 with UniBet
Player Prop Bet Bet Builder:
Kenny Pickett under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns
Deshaun Watson under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns
Najee Harris Over 59.5 Rushing Yards
17/4 with Bet365
Browns 14 – Steelers 17