NFL Week 17 Outlook; Monday Night Football
The 17th week of the NFL season has arrived. We have no Thursday Night Football but 15 games on Sunday, which is epic. In Week 18, all 16 games will occur on Sunday. There are countless games with playoff implications this week, which should make for some exciting football.
Before you place your bets, you better prepare to win. We have a lot of data to look at this week, so let’s not waste the stats. Here is your Week 17 betting outlook!
Cleveland Browns Travel to Pittsburgh to Face the Steelers
The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers game will be the game of Quarterbacks. 18-Year starter Ben Roethlisberger last home game at Heinz Field for his career. Baltimore we will see who shows up to play quarterback this week.
“From a broader perspective,” Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on Thursday, “I’d say that all indicators are pointing to this being it.” That applies to the Steelers’ (7-7-1) playoff chances as well. A defeat officially ends their slim shot at making the playoffs. However, a victory may leave them one half-game behind Cincinnati for control of the AFC North.
The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers have decent talent, but they have underperformed throughout the season. Cleveland has been slightly better against the spread at 7-8 compared to Pittsburgh at 6-9.
Cleveland barely lost to the Browns by a two-point margin last week. This would have been a season-changing win. Pittsburgh was blown off the field by the Chiefs last week.
Browns and Steelers: Betting Trends
Cleveland is 7-8-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 3.5-point favorites or more, the Browns have an ATS record of 1-3. Cleveland’s games have gone over the total seven times this season. The Browns have gone 6-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 75% of those games). When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -176 or shorter, Cleveland has a 3-1 record (winning 75% of its games). Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Browns have an implied win probability of 63.8%.
Pittsburgh has covered the spread six times this season (6-9-0). The Steelers are 4-4 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs. Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total six times this season. This season, the Steelers have won four out of the nine games in which they’ve been the underdog. Pittsburgh has a record of 3-5 when they’re set as an underdog of +149 or more.
Cleveland is -3 on the road, and 75% of bettors like this side of the line. 62% of bettors are taking the under of 41 points.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.