The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers are a combined 5-1 ATS since Week 1. Two of the hottest teams in the NFL will meet on Sunday, in what will be the game of the week.
The spread is sitting at 3.5 points as of Wednesday (check BetRivers for live updates) right now, and that half point gives Browns backers a little extra incentive to jump on Cleveland here. I like Cleveland to cover +3.5 and possibly win this game outright.
Why the Browns can cover the spread
The city of Cleveland is finally getting a taste of a good football team, and not just when a good team is visiting. The Browns haven’t started a season 4-1 since 1994, and this team looks like the real deal.
On offense, the Browns have been winning games due to their high powered run offense. The Browns have the 4th best rushing offense in the league. Even with Nick Chubb sidelined for a while, the Browns rushing offense continues to roll.
The Steelers defense is built to stop the run, however I do believe that Browns still match up well. The Steelers gave up a 74 yard TD run to Miles Sanders last week, and Kareem Hunt is capable of taking one to the house at any moment.
The Browns also have the talent on the outside that could be a matchup nightmare for the Steelers. Pittsburgh has struggled against the pass this season, and Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry should have their way with the Steelers secondary.