For the last week of the regular NFL season, the Cleveland Browns are taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite both teams being at the bottom, this will be an exciting match in this strong AFC North rivalry. Will the Steelers have their last win of the season or will the Brown prevail? Let’s find out what our football betting experts have to say with our Browns vs Steelers Betting Pick and analysis!
This matchup will give the Steelers the home advantage as they are playing at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. According to football betting experts, this is a pretty even matchup despite the Steelers being the favorite at -145. However, the pointspread is only at 2.5 for the Browns for this Sunday afternoon game meaning it may be close.
Browns vs Steelers Betting Prediction and Analysis for 1/8/2023
The Browns are heading to Pittsburgh after a winning 24-10 against the Washington Commanders. While the Browns are officially out of the playoffs, no one can blame them for having a 7-90- record. This is because they had playing without their starting QB, Deshaun Watson.
For those who have been following the Watson trade, this was a conscious decision by the Browns. They had the choice between competing for the current season or for the future. Obviously, they were looking towards the next football season.
Despite being out of the 2022-23 playoffs, they still have a lot of incentive to do well in this game. According to sports betting websites, the main reason is to develop Watson by giving him more playing time. Furthermore, they have no inventive to lose this game since Houston holding their first-round draft pick in the NFL Draft.
On the other hand, the Pittsburgh Steelers have more of an incentive to win. This is because there is a slight chance that they can make the NFL postseason. Furthermore, they are coming off from a large win after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 16-13. Thanks to this win, the Steelers may just make it. All they need to do is win this next game and hope Miami, and the Patriots will lose their game.
According to betting odds providers, Pittsburgh currently holds an 8-8 record and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. In addition, they are on a 3-game winning streak and have the home advantage.
Browns vs Steelers Betting Pick
Game time: 01/08/2023 at 1:00 PM ET
Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers at -2.5
QB Kenny Pickett has been doing an excellent job for the Steelers the past few games and is in a winning mode. To win this game, they will need Pickens at his very best against a struggling Cleveland Browns team.
For this matchup, we expect a blowout game for the Steelers. Therefore, we predict the Pittsburgh Steelers will win and cover the spread with a final score of 24-10.