Wild-Card Weekend ends with an AFC North rivalry matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. The two teams just played in the final week of the regular season, albeit with the Steelers resting most of their starters.
Pittsburgh has been installed as a 6.5-point favorite with -255 moneyline odds to win the game outright while Cleveland has +235 moneyline odds to win the game outright. In addition, the total is currently set at 47.5 points.
In this article, I will identify the best value in the player-prop betting market from the Browns-Steelers matchup. The odds in this article are from William Hill Sports – Use the promo code TS500 for a 100% first-time sign-up deposit bonus of up to $500.
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Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, January 10, 2021
8:15 p.m. EST | Watch: NBC
Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA
Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns)
Prop Bets Watch:
- Over 65.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
- Over 9.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
- Over 78.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards (-115)
The Browns odds don’t look all that daunting, considering the issues they have heading into this game. One of the constants in Cleveland’s offense has been Chubb, who has put up 100+ total yards in eight of his 12 games this season.
Typically, Pittsburgh doesn’t allow many yards to opposing defenses. In fact, this unit ranked third in the NFL this season in total defense. With a lot of unknows for Cleveland this weekend, I’d expect them to run the football more than anything.
Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Prop Bets Watch:
- Over 1.5 TD Passes (-210)
- Over 291.5 Passing Yards (-115)
- Over 27.5 Passing Completions (-120)
- Over 41.5 Passing Attempts (-105)
Roethlisberger had an interesting season, leading the Steelers to an 11-0 start before stumbling into the playoffs. However, I’d expect him to post some big numbers in a matchup Pittsburgh has dominated in the past.
The running game has been absolutely atrocious for the Steelers, so moving the football through the air will be paramount. The Browns’ defense funnels more passes to the sidelines, and the Steelers have enough personnel to make this thing work. Look for Big Ben to have himself a nice game on Sunday night.