|NFL Week 17 Predictions: Browns vs. Steelers Odds & Point Spread|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 30 December 2012 10:00|
Browns vs. Steelers Prediction
PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) - The Steelers have lost three straight games and are no longer in the playoff hunt but will they finish the season on a high note when they host the Browns at 1:00PM ET today?
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Steelers are 7-point favorites versus the Browns. Cleveland enters the game with a 5-10 overall record and is 1-6 on the road this season while Pittsburgh is 7-8 overall and 4-3 at home.
Line Movement: The Steelers opened as a 7-point favorite and the line has stayed steady at that number.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 77% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Steelers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NFL trends, the Steelers are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games following a straight up loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous contest. The Browns, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has been ruled out and Cleveland beat writers believe that backup Colt McCoy won’t play either. Thus, either Thad Lewis or Josh Johnson will start for the Browns, which could be an utter disaster. Pittsburgh’s offense has disappeared over the past month and a half, but Ben Roethlisberger and Co. should score plenty of points on Sunday thanks to great field position and golden opportunities.
2012 NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH STEELERS -7