NFL Odds – Steelers need to Snap Out of it Against Browns

NFL Odds – Steelers need to snap out of it against BrownsThe sports betting odds for Thursday’s matchup between a pair of AFC North rivals, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, are thinking that it’ll be a blowout, but the Steelers must get their heads together before this game.

Steelers vs Browns betting
– Thursday, December 10, 8:20 PM ET

The Steelers (6-6) were stunned 27-24 at home by Oakland for their fourth straight loss, giving up a touchdown with nine seconds to go. Pittsburgh really misses Troy Polamalu’s presence in the lineup, as Bruce Gradkowski passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns with no picks against the Steelers…that’s right, Bruce Gradkowski. Ben Reothlisberger returned from a concussion to go 18-of-24 for 278 yards, two touchdowns and a pick, but Pittsburgh has to better in the red zone to boost their NFL odds, as they were only 2-of-5 inside the 20-yard-line.

The Browns (1-11) fell behind by 20 by the end of the third quarter, but fought back to make it a respectable 30-23 scoreline in a home loss to San Diego. Brady Quinn was 25-of-45 for 271 yards and three touchdowns for his second good outing in three games for the Browns, and he’s showing that he should have been given a chance to play all along, instead of Derek Anderson. The Browns were also 3-of-4 inside the red zone. It’s a shame their defense is just so awful, allowing 477 yards of offense against the Chargers.

NFL odds in your sportsbook have the Steelers as a 10-point favorite in Cleveland, where they’ve won nine of their last 10. They’ve dominated the Browns to the tune of 12 straight wins, and 18 in 20 games overall. The defense has to find their legs in a hurry as Quinn and the Browns have shown an ability to get into the end zone lately. However, the Cleveland defense couldn’t stop a high school team, and even with the possibility of Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall being out for this game, the Steelers still have Roethlisberger, who has a 97.1 rating in 10 career games against the Browns.

NFL picks: Steelers -10

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