Updated Browns vs. Steelers Odds: Huge MNF Spread Move After One-Sided Betting Action
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Browns vs. Steelers Odds
|Date||Monday, Jan. 3|
|Time||8:15 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Monday morning
In what is expected to be Ben Roethlisberger’s final game in front of the Steelers faithful at Heinz Field, the Steelers are 3-point favorites over the Browns based on the very latest NFL odds.
While Pittsburgh being a field-goal favorite at home against Cleveland doesn’t seem all that crazy, the line movement we’ve seen for Monday Night Football thus far certainly is.
Let’s take a look at where the Browns vs. Steelers spread opened and what’s behind the significant movement ahead of tonight’s matchup.
Updated Browns vs. Steelers Odds
The Browns opened at -3 at DraftKings Sportsbook early last week and this number actually ticked up to Cleveland -3.5 multiple times since, including as recently as Sunday night.
But in the last 18 hours, the line has swung almost a full touchdown since the Browns were eliminated from the postseason.
The Action Network’s NFL public betting data is reporting 69% of the spread tickets and 95% of the money has come in Pittsburgh to this point, driving the line up to -3 at most sportsbooks.
The reasoning behind the one-sided action is still unclear, but whatever it is, there are enough bettors bullish on Big Ben and Co. to force a significant adjustment to Monday Night Football odds.
The key question now is whether Cleveland buyback is waiting should this number drift to +3.5, or even at the current line of +3, between now and kick off.