Pittsburgh at Cleveland NFL Odds & Betting Pick for Week 1

Posted by Peter Boysen on September 6, 2017 in

In the National Football League, two teams out of the AFC North will get together in Cleveland. The favorite in the NFL odds to win in their division are the Pittsburgh Steelers . The Steelers went 3-1 during the preseason action, but did not have their top running back Le’Veon Bell for any of the action.

Pittsburgh is the favorite to win the division, and many feel they can win the AFC. For the Cleveland Browns, they are coming off another terrible season last year. The Browns are projected as one of the worst teams in all of the NFL again this season. In the preseason, the Browns went a perfect 4-0 scoring 68 points, and allowing just 29. The Pittsburgh Steelers are -9 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland NFL Odds & Betting Pick for Week 1

When: Sunday September 10, 2017; 12:00pm CT
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, OH
Radio: WDVE-FM 102.5 (Pittsburgh) / WKNR 850 AM (Cleveland)
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -9

Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?

The Cleveland Browns had a great preseason. But, what does that mean when the preseason start. The most points the Browns allowed were 14 in the opener against the Saints. Cleveland will start the regular season with back to back divisional games, as they head to Baltimore in Week 2.

The Browns are expected to start DeShone Kizer, a rookie quarterback. Kizer will look to his top receivers Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman, while his running backs are Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson. The Browns are excited to see what they get out of their first round draft pick Myles Garrett, defensive end out of Texas A&M.

Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Ben Roethlisberger has talked about this being his final season in the National Football League. If that is true, the Steelers are going to want to go out with a bang. It’s Super Bowl or bust for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger has some elite weapons with receivers Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, along with running back Le’Veon Bell.

Are the Steelers a safe bet in NFL odds for Week 1?

Bell signed his contract after the pre-season came to an end. The running back saw out the entire preseason. A season ago, Bell rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 7 touchdowns. The receiver caught 106 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. Pittsburgh lost in the AFC title game to the Patriots last season.

Expert Pick & Prediction

This is going to be an interesting game. The numbers on Ben Roethlisberger on the road are much worse than at home. Will that play out in this game against a hungry Cleveland team? Week 1 – maybe we do not know how bad the Cleveland Browns are yet. Look for the Browns to compete.

The Pittsburgh Steelers should win this game. It would be a bad loss if they did not. But, the Browns are going to keep the game close, and cover the spread. The final bet for this game on Sunday is the Cleveland Browns +9 over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 of the National Football League.