On Monday Night Football, the Cleveland Browns will try to start the season 2-0 for the first time in 30 years. The Browns (0-1), who haven’t started 2-0 since 1993, are coming off a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Since 2003, the Steelers (0-1) have not lost a regular season game at home to the Browns, a 33-13 loss. Since then, only a 48-37 postseason loss has occurred at home to Cleveland.
Cleveland is a two-point favorite in the latest Browns vs. Steelers odds from the SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 38. This game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White’s knowledge of the Steelers makes it a good idea to check out his NFL predictions and picks before making any NFL picks or NFL predictions.
The Las Vegas SuperContest, the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, has been dominated by White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, who has won 376-290-24 (56.5%) over the past seven years. In addition, he is SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, going 535-450-30 from 2017-22, with a return of $3,532 to $100 players. As of right now, White has a 55-28-4 record on Steelers picks. Anyone who follows him has seen massive returns.
Now that White has locked in his picks for Steelers vs. Browns from every angle, you can visit SportsLine to see his predictions. Here are some NFL odds and trends for Browns vs. Steelers:
- Spread: Browns -2 vs. Steelers
- Over/under: 38 points for Steelers vs. Browns
- Browns -133, Steelers +113 on the Steelers-Browns money line
- CLE: Browns went 3-6 on the road in 2022
- The Steelers have won 19 of their last 20 home games against the Browns
- Picks for Steelers vs. Browns at SportsLine
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The Browns’ ability to cover
Last week, Deshaun Watson completed 16 of 29 passes (55.2%) for 154 yards and one touchdown with one interception. As a starter, last season he completed 99 of 170 passes (55.2%) for 1,102 yards and seven touchdowns. He was picked off five times. He carried five times for 45 yards and scored a touchdown. In addition, he rushed 36 times for 175 yards (4.9 average) and scored one touchdown.
The defensive end of Cleveland, Myles Garrett, has reached 75 sacks in his career. He was the fifth-fastest player to achieve 75 sacks (85 games) since 1982 to do so. He will look for his seventh game in a row against a division foe and the fourth game in a row overall with a sack. In the last meeting against the Steelers, he had two tackles for loss and a sack. Pick a team here!
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The Steelers are capable of covering
With the exception of playoffs, Pittsburgh has dominated the Browns since their rebirth in 1999, going 39-10-1 against them since then. Steelers wide receiver George Pickens is among their many weapons. In the last meeting with the Browns, he had 72 receiving yards and one touchdown catch. Pickens has a touchdown catch in two of Pittsburgh’s last three home games as well as 70 or more receiving yards in three of his last four games against divisional opponents.
T.J. Watt is a defensive force to be reckoned with. Last week, he notched three sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and even managed to break up a pass – his sixth career game with three or more sacks and second-most in the NFL since 2017! Not only that, the linebacker was part of an exclusive group of two players who had two forced fumbles in Week 1; no small feat. Holding an impressive 80.5 sacks in 88 games, he has now bypassed brother J.J.’s records (92 games) as the second-fastest player to reach 80 sacks since 1982 – a bar set by Hall of Famer Reggie White for 71 games. See which team to pick here.
Picking Steelers vs. Browns
He’s analyzed this matchup from every angle, and while we can tell you that he’s leaning Under, he’s discovered a critical X-factor that’s making him jump all over one side of the spread.
Which side of the spread is a must-back when the Browns play the Steelers on Monday Night Football? Find out which side of the Browns vs. Steelers spread hits hard from the expert who has been 55-28 on Pittsburgh picks.