The Bottom Line: TNF Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
The Botton line article will lead us in making the right call on a high-profile game. I will cover TNF, SNF, and MNF. I will also cover big baseball games, the NBA, and the NHL. Tonight we are covering the TNF showdown between the Steelers and the Browns
The Browns opened a 3-point favorite back on September 11th and the line maintained up to 18th, you would assume after that disastrous performance to the Jets that the line would either stay around 3 or even drop a 1/2 point right? Nope... The Browns flew to -4.5 and -5 on the 20th and now settled at -4.5. They allowed 4 TD to Joe Flacco.... let that sit a little more... 4... Fun stat from ESPN, NFL teams have won 2229 consecutive games when leading by 13 points in the final 2 minutes.....way to go Browns!The pressure is on the Steelers defense since their offense led by Trubisky has done absolutely nothing and there is word out there that we can see Pickett on Thursday. Pittsburgh is well suited to slow down the Browns running game and on a small sample size going back to last year, the Steelers limited the Browns to under 100 rushing yards in both games. Brissett definitely doesn't have what it takes to compensate in the air.
The Botton line: The Sleelers have been outgained in yards per game this season while the Browns have a positive rating. Laying the points and trusting Mitch versus Tomlin's team that is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 when getting points is not a smart approach. Also, Mitch and the Browns are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 division games. Those that expect Pittsburgh to win straight up need to be more realistic since they are 0-5 without Watt out of the lineup but what the hell, if the Jets were able to do it with not the Steelers? They own the Browns winning and covering 5 of last 6 games. This is going to be an ugly game folks. The total keeps on dropping and now sitting at 38 down 2.5 points from its opening. The Steelers defense will keep this game very close and who knows we might once again have a dramatic ending with a win from the Black and Gold
Take the points and LFG Steelers
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