Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1/8/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) vs Cleveland Browns (7-9)

Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Acrisure Stadium)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Browns will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Cleveland Browns are 7-9 this season after they defeated the Washington Commanders by a score of 24-10 in their last game. Cleveland held Washington to 260 total yards and forced three turnovers in the win. The Cleveland offense is averaging 21.7 points per game with 204.4 passing yards per game and 147.3 rushing yards per game. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 872 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Browns this season. Nick Chubb has rushed for 1,448 yards and 12 scores, while Amari Cooper has caught 76 passes for 1,109 yards and nine touchdowns for Cleveland. The Cleveland defense is giving up 22.1 points per game and 331.1 yards per game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-8 this season after they defeated the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 16-13 in their last game. Pittsburgh gained 351 total yards and went 10-16 on third down attempts in the win. The Pittsburgh offense is averaging 17.5 points per game with 201.4 passing yards per game and 120.6 rushing yards per game. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 2,209 yards, six touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Steelers this season. Najee Harris has rushed for 954 yards and six scores, while Diontae Johnson has caught 84 passes for 844 yards for Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh defense is allowing 20.8 points per game with 331.9 yards per game.

Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the AFC North and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 6-0 in Cleveland’s last 6 games. Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 17-7-3 ATS in their last 27 January games. The under is 9-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 11 home games. The home team is 7-3 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

Pittsburgh comes into this game with a slight hope of getting into the playoffs, but they need to win this game and hope the Dolphins and Patriots lose. Pittsburgh is playing well and comes into this game after winning four of their last five games. Deshaun Watson looked better last week, but will be facing a defense that has not allowed more than 16 points in five straight games. I like Pittsburgh in this game.

David’s Pick Steelers -2.5

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