Will Pittsburgh Snap Their Losing Streak this Sunday?
Posted by: Mike Davis
Things have taken an unexpected turn in Cleveland. After the Cavaliers had their unforgettable run in the NBA Finals, the city had to endure losing a 3-1 deficit in the World Series. But the Indians aren’t the only professional sports team from Cleveland letting the city down, the Browns are well on their way to becoming the worst team in the NFL. In fact, the Browns are consistently facing the worst online NFL betting odds of all 32 teams. With their Week 10 loss to the Ravens, Cleveland fell to a pitiable 0-10. The Browns won’t serve their Bye Week until Week 13, despite the fact that they are in desperate need of a rest. In Week 11, Cleveland will have to face off against their division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will most football betting sites give the Browns overbearing odds once again?
NFL Odds – Week 11 – Sunday, November 20th
Cleveland Browns +8½ (-115) 49 (-115)
Unsurprisingly, the online NFL betting odds are predicting another loss for the Browns. Interestingly enough, the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming into this game with a losing streak of their own. After starting the season with a 4-1 record, the Steelers went on to lose 4 consecutive games and will be coming into this contest at 4-5. Notwithstanding their losing record, Pittsburgh has been saved by the Cincinnati Bengals’ own struggles. The Bengals have failed to live up to their preseason expectations and thanks to their failures, the Steelers are still ranked 2nd in the AFC North. Now that they face the Browns, Pittsburgh will have a pretty good chance of snapping their losing streak as well as retaking the division from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens lead the division by one game, so a win against Cleveland puts Pittsburgh right back in contention for the North. But is a win over the Browns a certainty for the Steelers? Taking into account how weak the Browns have been the answer to that question is a hard yes. Heading into Sunday’s matchup, Cleveland will sport the league’s 31st worst run defense, 26th worst pass defense, and 31st worst total defense. The Steelers don’t have the most formidable defense themselves, but considering how much better Pittsburgh’s offense is than the Browns own, the Steelers should be an easy online NFL betting pick over Cleveland.
Behind the efforts of Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers will be coming into this contest with the 25th best rushing offense, the 4th best passing offense, and the 11th best total offense in the NFL. The Steelers’ defense ranks sub-15 in the league for passing, rushing, total yards, and points allowed, but considering how poor the Browns’ offense is, it should be clear that Pittsburgh will indeed be snapping their losing streak this Sunday.