Browns-Steelers Betting Preview: How to Play Baker Mayfield’s First Trip to Pittsburgh

Oct 28, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

USA Today Sports. Pictured: Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger

Betting odds: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Spread: Steelers -8
  • Over/Under: 49
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: In terms of betting action, this is one of the more boring games on the Week 8 slate.

Pittsburgh has moved from -7.5 to -8 behind 66% of spread bets at the time of writing, but the line has yet to approach any key numbers or attract attention from professionals (see live betting data here). — PJ Walsh

Trends to know: Pittsburgh is coming off a bye. The Steelers have failed to cover four straight and six of their past seven games after a bye week, according to our Bet Labs data.John Ewing

Expanding on the trend above, head coach Mike Tomlin is 4-7 against the spread off a bye in his career, and the Steelers were favored in three of their past four ATS losses.

Tomlin and the Steelers have also failed to cover in their past four games against Cleveland. And while they didn’t lose any of the games (they did tie one), the four games were decided by a total margin of 10 points. The Browns have been close. — Evan Abrams

On the flip side, Tomlin has been great as a seven-plus-point home favorite in Pittsburgh, compiling a 21-12 ATS record (63.6%) for a robust 26.5% ROI, while covering by an average of almost four points per game.

Over that stretch, the Steelers have a straight-up record of 29-4. — Stuckey

Ben Roethlisberger is 10-0 SU, but only 6-4 ATS in his career at home against the Browns. — Abrams



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