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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns NFL Week 14 Picks

by Scott Burgess on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The struggling Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns, Thursday Dec 10, as the Steelers hope to avoid an unprecedented fifth straight loss. The Steelers are 10-0 SU over the Browns. NFL oddsmakers at SPORTSBOOK.com have the Steelers as -10 point road favs over the Browns with the over/under set at 36 points . Be sure to get your Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns NFL Week 14 Picks in now at SPORTSBOOK.com

The Steelers (6-6) lost to Oakland 24-27 at home in Week 13 and have dropped to third in the AFC North. QB Ben Roethlisberger made 18 of 24 passes for 278 yards with two TD’s and an interception; overall he’s thrown for 3,145 yards with 19 TD’s and 11 interceptions for a 100.2 passer rating. RB Rashard Mendenhall had 20 carries for 103 yards with a TD, while WR Santonio Holmes made eight catches for 149 yards with a TD. WR Hines Ward also added a TD. Their defense gave up 109 yards rushing and 287 yards passing TO THE RAIDERS! Their coach has vowed to get his Steelers going after dropping four straight and watching their playoff hopes vanish. Blowing fourth-quarter leads is nothing new. The Steelers have blown leads in the final quarter in all six losses . Sunday's game against Oakland was just the most extreme case, considering it was at home against a bad team, and the Steelers were desperate for a victory. At the very least, Pittsburgh has to win its final four games to finish 10-6 with a shot at the playoffs. But the way the Steelers are playing, suddenly going on a four-game winning streak is a very tall task. Regardless the Steelers are playing the Browns. The Steelers seventh ranked offense will be against the Browns worst defense in the league that can’t slow the pass or rush. RB Rashard Mendenhall should have a field day running against the Browns 29th ranked rush defense. The Steelers have averaged 21.7ppg and allowed 24.7ppg in their last three games. They are 2-4 SU on the road where they average 21.8ppg and give up an average 19.5ppg.They are 4-8 ATS and 7-5 over/under.

The Browns (1-11) lost to San Diego 23-30 at home in Week 13. QB Brady Quinn made 25 of 45 passes for 271 yards with three TD’s; overall he’s thrown for 1,183 yards with eight TD’s and five interceptions for a 72.6 passer rating. RB Joshua Cribbs had four carries for 38 yards, while WR Evan Moore made six catches for 80 yards. WR Jerome Harrison had two TD’s and WR Mohamed Massaquoi added a TD. QB Brady Quinn has gone three straight games without throwing an interception . If they can keep some momentum going against a Steelers squad that is feeling down and out, it would seal the Steelers fate. If they want to move the chains they’ll have to throw against the Steelers 17th ranked pass defense that just gave up three TD drives in the final 8:21 of the fourth quarter last week to the Raiders. Running the ball might not be an option against the Steelers league best rush defense. It’s going to be a long day for the Browns. The Browns have averaged 22.3ppg and allowed 28ppg in their last three games. They are 0-5 SU at home where they average 13.2ppg and allow 26.8ppg. They are 6-6 ATS and 5-7 over/under.

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Cleveland.
  • Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
  • Steelers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
  • Favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
  • Steelers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite.
  • Steelers are 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.    
  • Browns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC.
  • Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
When:  Thurs, Dec 10, 2009 8:20 PM ET      
Line: SPORTSBOOK.com
Pick: Steelers -10

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