Welcome again to the playoffs, Cleveland! For the primary time since 2002, the Browns are within the postseason and can face a well-known foe once they roll into Heinz Field to tackle the Steelers for the ultimate sport of Super Wild-Card Weekend. As destiny would have it, the final two playoff video games that Cleveland was in (2002 and 1994) have been towards Pittsburgh they usually got here out on the dropping finish on each occasion. Baker Mayfield and firm will look to reverse that on Sunday and advance the Browns to the divisional spherical. They’ll be doing that, nevertheless, without head coach Kevin Stefanski, who’ll be sidelined for this matchup as a consequence of COVID-19. As for the Steelers, they appear to be at full power after resting most of their key starters towards Cleveland in Week 17.
In this house, we’ll cowl all of the completely different betting angles that this sport has to supply. On high of the unfold and complete, we’ll offer you a number of of our favorite participant props together with a take a look at how the strains have moved all through the week, which is able to give us a stable view of how the general public sees this matchup shaking out.
All NFL odds by way of William Hill Sportsbook.
How to observe
Date: Sunday, Jan. 10 | Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (attempt totally free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Browns (11-5) at Steelers (12-4)
This unfolds opened at Steelers -3.5 and predictably went up with the information that COVID-19 was nonetheless impacting the Browns group and would sideline head coach Kevin Stefanski for the competition. Now, that benefit has ballooned as much as Steelers -6 heading into the weekend.
On high of not having their head coach, the Browns appear to constantly wrestle towards Pittsburgh. In Week 6, the Steelers have been capable of blow Cleveland out, 38-7, in a sport that noticed Baker Mayfield benched within the third quarter. Even as Mike Tomlin benched a majority of his starters in Week 17, the Browns had to bother with the Steelers’ B Team led by Mason Rudolph and narrowly escaped with the 24-22 victory. In his profession, Ben Roethlisberger has beaten the Browns for lunch at dwelling, proudly owning a 12-0 SU (8-4 ATS) report. Dating again to 2004, the Steelers have gained 17 straight dwelling video games towards the Browns. Over that stretch, they’ve gone 11-6 ATS.
Projected rating: Steelers 27, Browns 17
After opening at 47, this complete did take a fast dive right down to 46.5, which may have been because of the preliminary information surrounding Stefanski, not with the ability to coach on this matchup. However, the quantity has since gone again up a full level and stands at 47.5 on Friday evening. The Under is 14-17-1 between these two groups this yr, however, they totaled 45 and 46 factors respectively over their two regular-season matchups. Both of these video games would have gone Under at this present complete. Cleveland completed the season with a -11 level differential and have proven the power to sluggish their video games down with a robust working sport, which may assist maintain this sport Under.
Projected complete: 44
Baker Mayfield complete passing yards: Under 239.5 yards (-115). Mayfield has but to throw for 200 or extra yards towards the Steelers secondary in 5 begins vs. them in his profession. Last week he got here in with simply 196 yards by way of the air and whereas he could recover from the 200-yard threshold on Sunday evening, the protected pay is beneath on this prop.
Nick Chubb complete speeding yards: Over 66.5 (-115). The Browns again was a drive final week, totaling 108 yards on the bottom on simply 14 carries. He’ll seemingly be leaned on closely on this sport as soon as once more and the Steelers did enable a median of 111.4 speeding yards per sport this season.
First landing scorer: Chase Claypool (+900). Claypool was capable of finding pay dust in Week 15, snapping a five-game scoreless streak. According to CBS Sports analysis analyst Stephen Oh’s projections, Claypool holds nice worth as the primary landing scorer throughout this Super Wild-Card Weekend matchup as his simulations have the receiver at +790 to attain first.