Browns vs. Steelers Total Prediction
Three weeks ago in Cleveland, the Browns handed the Steelers a 21-7 loss in a turnover-filled contest. On Sunday, these AFC North rivals will meet again, this time in Pittsburgh. Will the rematch also cash the under for bettors?
471 Cleveland Browns (-2) at 472 Pittsburgh Steelers (+2); O/U 39
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Browns are receiving 59% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Cleveland Browns Fantasy Spin
Odell Beckham (groin) remained "limited" on Thursday. It is just rep management for Beckham, who has been inching toward a breakout. Even for a tough matchup like Sunday's date with the Steelers, Beckham provides sky-high upside for a WR2.
Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Spin
JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. Smith-Schuster has thankfully cleared the concussion protocol but appears to be a long shot to suit up for Sunday's Browns rematch. Fantasy players need to be making other plans for their WR3 spot.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 39-12-3 in the Browns’ last 54 games played in the month of December.
The under is 38-15 in the Steelers’ last 53 games versus an opponent with a losing record.
Thirty-nine points leaves bettors with little margin for error but the under is still the play. Only the 49ers have had a consistently better pass-rush than the Steelers this season and despite their turnaround offensively, the Browns still have offensive line issues. Cleveland has stuck with Nick Chubb and the ground game of late, which aids us in taking the under. And even if Devlin Hodges winds up being an upgrade over Mason Rudolph, and he might, he’s still going to be regulated to game-manager status. The under is 5-1 in the Steelers’ last six games overall and has cashed in five of their last six divisional games, including in the first meeting between these two teams three weeks ago.
NFL Week 13 Prediction: Browns/Steelers UNDER 39