Steelers vs. Browns Week 17 Prediction
The Browns will clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Steelers on Sunday, or a Colts’ loss to the Jaguars. They can also clinch with a Titans’ loss and wins by the Ravens, Colts and Dolphins. Will they finish the job themselves while also cover against Pittsburgh’s backups on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET?
109 Pittsburgh Steelers (+10) at 110 Cleveland Browns (-10); o/u 43.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 3, 2021
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Spin
Ben Roethlisberger is out for Week 17 against the Browns. The team will rest their haggard starting QB in the regular season finale. Mason Rudolph will get the start against Cleveland, making all Steelers receivers and running backs terribly unappealing. Cleveland's defense is one of the week's best options with Rudolph starting.
Cleveland Browns DFS Spin
Baker Mayifeld completed 28-of-53 passes for 283 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Jets. The Browns placed their top four receivers on the COVID-19 list less than 24 hours before kickoff, and they were without their two best offensive linemen in LT Jedrick Wills and RG Wyatt Teller. This game had disaster written all over it. Cleveland's defense was poor overall, and Mayfield was unable to take things over himself with the ground game struggling (18 carries for 45 yards). When he has a great offensive line and coaching staff, Mayfield can make the throws necessary. It's unclear how far he can lead the team when things aren't perfect around him. The Browns must win next week to have a chance at the playoffs.
Ravens vs. Browns Betting Prediction
The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams and is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Cleveland. The under is also 39-12-1 in the Steelers’ last 52 road games, is 5-2-1 in their last eight games overall and is 21-8-1 in their last 30 games when listed as the underdog. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Browns’ last six games as a favorite, is 4-1 in their last five games following an ATS loss and has cashed in nine of their last 12 home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
NFL WEEK 17 BETTING PREDICTION: STEELERS/BROWNS UNDER 43.5