The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a disappointing home loss to the Patriots. Here are the odds and our predictions for Week 3 against the Browns.
It’s never easy bouncing back from a loss on a short week, but the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns are currently in the same boat. Mike Tomlin’s team is coming off a frustrating loss in the team’s home-opener as a stagnant offense was not able to catch any steam. Meanwhile, the Browns lost a 30-31 heart-breaker at home to the New York Jets.
Both teams are looking for better results in Week 3, but at the end of the day, only one will prevail. This is a pivotal AFC North matchup that could have big implications on the end-of-the-year standings. Unfortunately for the players and coaches, this big divisional game comes on a short week on Thursday Night Football with just days to prepare. Here are the odds for Steelers vs Browns in Week 2:
Steelers vs Browns Odds Week 3
The Pittsburgh Steelers open Week 3 as 5.5-point underdogs to the Cleveland Browns, according to Fanduel Sportsbook. This will be the second road game for Mike Tomlin’s team in their first three weeks of the season. The Steelers have a moneyline of +184 and the point total is set at just 38.5 this week.
Steelers vs Browns Predictions Week 3
The Steelers offense has certainly been less than ideal to this point. Though two games, Pittsburgh is just 30th in yards per play and total offense, according to Team Rankings. Pittsburgh has been relying on a stellar defense to get the job done, but they fell just short against the Patriots in Week 2.
Meanwhile, the Browns have found much more success on offense so far — ranking 9th in yards and 7th in points. However, they are also surrendering 27.5 points per game and are coming off a home loss to the Jets.
Cleveland’s two-headed rushing attack could give Pittsburgh problems on Thrusday night, but the Browns pass defense has been porous. I think Mitch Trubisky has his first respectable game of the season and is able to hit more big plays against an ailing Cleveland secondary. Offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, is going to realize that they must make more big plays down the field, and talented wide receivers George Pickens and Chase Claypool are itching for an opportunity. This could come against a team that is 25th in passing yards allowed per game.
Considering Mike Tomlin’s success in primetime and the fact that the defense is playing well, we like the Steelers moneyline this week. We think this has the makings of a 20-17 game with Pittsburgh claiming their second road win of the season and advancing to 2-1 on the year.