The Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to square off in Week 17 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 17 NFL Picks: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, December 30th, 1:00 ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Week 17 Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -7
Browns vs. Steelers Live TV: CBS
This is a ludicrous point spread, to say the least. The Steelers are only favored by a touchdown under the premise that they have given up on the season, while the Browns are still fighting their hearts out to impress new ownership for the 2013 campaign. Pittsburgh though, has a massive score to settle, and QB Ben Roethlisberger is going to want to go out this year with a bang, not a dud. Big Ben threw the game-clinching picks both in Week 15 and in Week 16, and those two losses proved to be the team’s undoing for the playoffs. It’s not so much that the Steelers have the desire to finish at .500 that makes us think that this game is going to be a blowout. It’s that they turned the ball over eight times against the Browns in a 20-14 loss at the Dawg Pound. If Cleveland can only win by six points in a game in which it was at home against a third string quarterback in QB Charlie Batch, is there any way that it is going to be able to come on the road with a third string quarterback of its own in QB Thaddeus Lewis and get the job done in the Steel City against a ticked off Pittsburgh outfit? We think not!
Browns @ Steelers Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -7
Browns @ Steelers Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 34 – Cleveland 6