Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/1/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns (5-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers +2 -- Over/Under: 39
The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Cleveland Browns look for a fourth straight win to get back to a .500 record. The Cleveland Browns have lost three straight road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 2,721 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Mayfield has at least one interception in eight of his 11 games this season. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 1,619 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Nick Chubb has 30 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 124.2 yards per contest, and Chubb leads the way with 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 22.9 points and 338.5 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Cleveland Browns with 96 tackles, Myles Garrett has 10 sacks and Juston Burris has two interceptions.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won their last three home games. Mason Rudolph is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,636 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rudolph enters this game with 263 career pass attempts under his belt. JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington have combined for 991 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Diontae Johnson has 35 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 87.8 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 390 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 19.3 points and 320.6 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 79 tackles, T.J. Watt has 11.5 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has five interceptions.
The Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 6-21-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC North and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Browns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Steelers last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Browns last 6 vs. AFC North.
The Cleveland Browns are 1-3 ATS in their last four games as a road favorite. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Cleveland Browns scare the hell out of me, as they have all of the talent in the world but find ways to throw games away and lose in the end. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the better coached teams in the league, has an elite defense and is usually money at home this time of year. With all that said, the Browns are playing their best ball of the year and have an opportunity to seriously get back in the playoff convo. I also can't back a team starting Devlin Hodges in a game this big. I'll lay the small number with the Browns.