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Posted at 10:30 AM EST.
Cleveland +143 over PITTSBURGH
1:00 PM EST. The role of big brother can be a complicated one. Some brothers might show you how to fish or slip you your first Playboy, but others? They dish out the pain. Enter the Pittsburgh Steelers. We could get into the very ugly history between these two teams, but we respect your time, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. The Steelers have not lost at home to the Browns in 16 years. Period. Before we continue, we just want to point out that the South Carolina Gamecocks had not beaten Auburn since 1933 before yesterday's victory. In other words, the series history means absolutely jack.
The market eats these useless trends up like it’s a fine cut of BBQ baby back ribs. The more we hear about the Steelers owning this team, the more we know the Brownies are hearing about it too but the gig is near its end.
The Eagles' skeleton crew put up 29 points against Pittsburgh last week and probably should have beat them but it’s not just that. Pittsburgh is 4-0, but whom has it played? The Giants, Broncos, Texans and Eagles. Combined that quartet has three wins and 16 losses and the Steelers barely got by all four. The Browns will field the best offensive line the Steelers will have faced this season. Cleveland is first in rushing offense and fourth in scoring. Odell Beckham Jr figures play and he's likely going to do some damage against a Steelers’ defense that gives up a lot of explosive plays.
Instead of looking ahead to this game last week, Cleveland beat the Colts by nine. The “same ol’ Brownies would have been caught in a sandwich game last week after a thrilling win over Dallas the week prior. Cleveland has played a much tougher schedule than the Steelers, they have a vastly superior defense and everything points to this being the year they get this proverbial monkey off its back.
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Cleveland +143 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.86)