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In the Steelers’ first AFC North matchup of 2020, they are favored over the Browns at Heinz Field
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-0 and are looking to reach the 5-0 mark for only the seond time in franchise history. After an offensive breakout, especially from Chase Claypool, it’s the Steelers defense which has fans the most concerned headed into Week 6. After reeling off four straight wins after their crushing defeat to the Ravens in Week 1, the Cleveland Browns are hoping to keep their own win streak going while bringing the Steelers back down to earth.
Will this Steelers secondary be able to slow down the Browns’ receivers? Can the offense keep things rolling? Can the Steelers stack wins coming out of their bye week like they have in previous seasons?
When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.
Game Info: Week 6
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Sunday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Betting line: -3.5
Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 20-13 vs Browns
Win streak: 1 game PIT
Last 3 Meetings: PIT 2 – 1 CLE
Last 10 Meetings: PIT 8 – 1 – 1 CLE
The opening line on the game was at -3.5 when the schedule was released in May. With both teams winning four straight games, the line is the same as it was projected before the start of the season.
Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -190 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 10/19 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Browns would have a payout of $30.53 ($10.53 plus the original $20 bet). The Browns have a current moneyline of +165, or 33/20 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Cleveland to win straight up would have a payout of $53 ($33 pus the original $20 bet) .
According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against the AFC North as well as being 7-1 straight up the last 8 games at home. The Steelers also have gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 home games against the Browns as well as going UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games against the AFC North.
If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 14/1 to 16/1. They have odds to win the AFC Championship of 8/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 9/4 odds behind Baltimore at 4/7 odds. The Browns are next at 6/1 odds with Cincinnati coming in at the bottom at 50/1 odds to win the AFC North.