Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Week 11 Betting Picks And Odds
Somehow the Pittsburgh Steelers are rolling. They own one of the wildcard spots in the AFC, and they will visit the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night, looking for a fifth win in a row.
Let’s breakdown this AFC North TNF matchup.
What The NFL Odds Say About The Steelers Vs. Browns NFL Week 11 Matchup
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The oddsmakers opened the betting line with the Browns -3. Most betting sites dropped it to -2.5, although there are a few still with a field goal difference.
63% of the betting public is going with the Steelers and the points.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Edge Vs. The Browns
The Steelers have all the momentum on their side. Pittsburgh has won four games in a row, including the last two against the Colts and Rams, two teams with a winning record.
Pittsburgh has put all this together despite suffering plenty of injuries on the offensive side. RB James Conner was a full participant in practice this week. Conner is expected to be back with the team after missing the last two games.
The Steelers’ key for their recent success is attached to three specific things: their offensive line, defense, and coach. The Pittsburgh Steelers allow the third-fewest QB hits in the NFL, and the 11 sacks given up are the fewest in the NFL.
The Defense With The Third-most Sacks
Their defense instead has the third most sacks with 33, led by DE TJ Watt with 9.5. And lastly, there is Mike Tomlin, who has done an excellent job of adapting to the situation while keeping his team on the winning side.
It’s one of the best coaching jobs he has done on his career, given the situation.
The Cleveland Browns’ Edge Vs. The Steelers
The Browns finally snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Buffalo Bills 19-16. Cleveland had an awful stretch of the season by playing against Super Bowl contenders like the 49ers, Seahawks, and Patriots on consecutive weeks. Over the next two months, it gets easier.
What the Cleveland Browns will try to do against Pittsburgh is run the ball early and often. First, it’s the best thing they know how to do. And second, it will keep the Steelers’ pass rush in check.
The 13th Best Rushing Attack
The Browns have the 13th best rushing attack, averaging 123.9 rushing yards per game. They recently added RB Kareem Hunt to the lineup to give the offense some depth. And then there is Nick Chubb, who is second in the NFL averaging 102.1 yards per game.
Against the Bills, Cleveland recorded 147 rushing yards, and 116 came from Chubb’s power runs. It also helps that QB Baker Mayfield felt like his old self against Buffalo. Baker threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
He wasn’t intercepted and was sacked only twice. For Mayfield, those numbers are a sign of improvement. Sunday was the first time this season where he threw more than one touchdown in a game.
Pittsburgh Steelers At Cleveland Browns Week 11 Prediction
Neither of these two teams is a Super Bowl-caliber squad, but it’s undeniable that the Steelers have the momentum on their side.
Pittsburgh is winning ugly games, battling as a team while being carried by an improving defense. Cleveland instead was considered a hot mess just days ago.
The Browns are a sloppy team that commits a lot of penalties. Cleveland also has had a turnover problem all season.
The Steelers defense has ballhawks in the secondary, especially Minkah Fitzpatrick, who will get a takeaway or two in this game. The best bet is to take the points and ride the hot team. Bet the Steelers +2.5.
Steelers Vs. Browns Game Information
- Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
- Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
- TV: FOX / NFL Network
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