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Browns vs Steelers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Browns vs Steelers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Browns vs Steelers prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Pittsburgh. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Browns vs Steelers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Cleveland Browns travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. This AFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup, with Pittsburgh getting a slight edge on the spread. However, Cleveland will head to Acrisure Stadium looking to pull off a road upset. Keep reading to USA Wager’s Browns vs Steelers prediction.

  • Spread: CLE +3.0 | PIT -3.0
  • MoneyLine: CLE +124 | PIT -150
  • Total: 38.5

Browns vs Steelers Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Cleveland has a record of 3-2 in the AFC North. Overall, the Browns head into action with a record of 7-9. This season, Cleveland currently has an average point differential of -0.38 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, the Browns have been favored in 9 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.

Across their 5 previous road games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 2-2-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 20.2 points per game. Spanning across their last 5 games as the underdog, Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 straight up.

Going into week 18, Pittsburgh has a record of 2-3 in the AFC North. Overall, the Steelers head into action with a record of 8-8. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -3.25 points per game. So far, the Steelers have been favored in 5 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -2.

In their last 5 games at home, the Steelers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 19.4 points per game in these contests. Going back to their previous 5 games as the favorite, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 3-2 straight up.

If looking to place a wager on the spread for this game, we recommend taking the Steelers to cover the spread vs Cleveland. Look for the team’s ground game to come to life in week 18. Even though Pittsburgh is ranked just 17th in rush yards per game, this looks to be a favorable matchup for the unit.

Free Spread Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers -3.0

Browns vs Steelers Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Browns have an over-under record of 7-8-1. This season, the Browns are averaging 21.69 points per contest, placing them 16th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 18th in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Steelers have an over-under record of 6-10. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 17.5 points per game, placing them 29th in the league. However, the Pittsburgh defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 20.75 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 40 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 38.5

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