Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting – NFL Week 6, 2020

By Admir Aljic in NFL
| October 13, 2020 1:58 am PDT

Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season brings plenty of interesting matchups including the AFC North showdown between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Both Cleveland and Pittsburgh have impressed so far, so we’ll see a super exciting clash between division rivals and legitimate playoff contenders. Therefore, I bring you the best Browns vs. Steelers betting pick for Week 6 along with the most important betting tips and trends.  

Browns vs. Steelers Odds

Browns +3.5-115
Steelers -3.5-105
Browns to Win+165
Steelers to Win-185
Over 51.0-110
Under 51.0-110

The Steelers opened as 4.5-point favorites and are 3.5-point favorites at the moment, according to Bovada Sportsbook. I don’t expect to see any further changes, as this should be a tight battle between two talented teams with a lot of dangerous weapons on both sides of the ball.

Cleveland Browns Anaylsis

The Browns are 4-1 on the season for the first time since 1994 when Bill Belichick was the head coach in Cleveland. They are on a four-game winning streak following a 32-23 home victory over Indianapolis, tallying their sixth win in the last seven outings at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland lost Nick Chubb in Week 5, and the 24-year-old RB will be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks more after missing the clash with the Colts due to a knee injury. Still, the Browns found a way to deal with the Colts’ stout defense while picking off Philip Rivers twice.

Kareem Hunt led the way for Cleveland in Chubb’s absence, posting 20 carries for 72 yards while adding three catches for 21 yards and a TD. Baker Mayfield threw for 247 yards and a couple of touchdowns and interceptions, making some bad decisions down the stretch that fortunately didn’t hurt his team.

The Browns score 31.2 points per game (4th in the NFL) while conceding 29.8 in a return (25th). Their ground game is the best in football, racking up 188.4 rushing yards per contest. However, the Browns allow the third-most passing yards in the NFL this season (296.4).

Pittsburgh Steelers Analysis

The Steelers are coming off a 38-29 home victory over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday, improving to 4-0 on the season while covering a 7-point spread. Now, the Steelers are 3-1 ATS, and they’ve covered in four of their previous six showings at home.

Rookie Chase Claypool had a huge game against Philadelphia. The 22-year-old wideout had seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns, and he also recorded three carries for six yards and a TD.

Claypool will look for more action against the Browns, as his teammate and the Steelers’ No. 2 WR, Diontae Johnson, left Week 5 clash due to concussion.

The Steelers are scoring 29.5 points per game (10th) while yielding 21.8 in a return (6th). Their run D is the second-best in the league, allowing only 64.0 yards per game.

Browns vs. Steelers Pick

The Steelers started the season with four straight wins for the first time since 1979, and I’m backing them to remain on the winning path. Pittsburgh’s run D will be a key factor against Cleveland, while I’m expecting Big Ben to torture the Browns’ fragile secondary.

The Browns are only 1-7 SU and ATS in their previous eight outings on the road, while the Steelers have won six of their last seven home contests. Furthermore, the Steelers are 12-2-1 in their last 15 encounters with the Browns.

Pick
  • Pittsburgh Steelers to Win
    -185

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