|2013 NFL on CBS Week 12 Odds & Point Spread: Browns -1 vs. Steelers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 22 November 2013 13:00|
Steelers vs. Browns Odds
Cleveland is 4-6 overall, 3-2 at home and 5-5 against the spread. Pittsburgh is 4-6 overall, 1-4 on the road and 4-6 against the spread. Pittsburgh has won five of its last six against the Browns.
Trends show that the home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series and Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 trips to Cleveland.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Browns are a slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -1 point against the Steelers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Browns favored by 1. The spread fell to even for a short time before moving back to Cleveland -1. The over/under total opened at 41.5 points before making the slow fall to 40.
The Browns are coming off a 41-20 loss at Cincinnati last week. Cleveland has now lost four of its last five games and quickly falling out of any playoff contention. The Browns have been strong on defense, giving up just 306.5 yards per game, but the offense has struggled, posting just 318.1 yards per game. Jason Campbell has thrown for 809 yards and six touchdowns in recent starts, while Josh Gordon has caught 40 passes for 751 yards and four touchdowns. Cleveland is being led on defense by D’Qwell Jackson, who has 88 tackles and 1.5 sacks. As a team, the Browns have 31 sacks.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 37-27 win at home over the Lions. The Steelers have won two straight and four of their last six to get back into the mix in the AFC North. Pittsburgh is still struggling on offense somewhat, posting only 343.2 yards per game. The defense is holding opponents to 340.8 yards per game. The defense is being led by Troy Polamalu, who has 49 tackles with seven tackles for loss and five pass deflections. Offensively, Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 2,901 yards and 17 touchdowns to lead the offense while Antonio Brown has 74 receptions for 952 yards and five scores.
In terms of Injuries, Cleveland linebacker Craig Robertson (knee) and offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (ankle) are both questionable. Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Steelers, as Pittsburgh is getting 74% of the wagers with odds of +1 point at Cleveland on Sunday.