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NFL Week 8 Betting Preview: Steelers currently 3-point underdogs against the Browns

The Steelers are looking to keep their winning streak going coming out of the bye.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had their first true bye week in two years and now travel to Cleveland to take on a banged-up Browns team. After two-straight wins at home, the Steelers need to stay in the ARC North race and avoid falling to 0-2 in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL.

When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by DraftKings Sportsbook.


Game Info: Week 8

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Betting line: +3

Over/under: 43.5

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (L) 37-48 vs Cleveland

Win streak: 2 games CLE

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 1 - 2 CLE

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 6 - 3 CLE (one tie)


The opening line on the game was at +4.5 after the schedule was announced in May. This line moved to +3 with the uncertainties the Browns are facing due to injuries. As the week goes on, the line could very well move either direction depending on if players are expected to play on Sunday.

Being the underdog on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of +140 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 7/5 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Browns would have a payout of $48 ($28 plus the original $20 bet). The Browns have a current moneyline of -160, or 5/8 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Cleveland to win straight up would have a payout of $32.50 ($12.50 plus the original $20 bet).

The Steelers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games and are 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games against Cleveland. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games and have gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games in Cleveland.

If looking at the futures bets at DraftKings.com, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl are 100/1 after Week 7. The Steelers odds to win the AFC Championship are now 50/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 15/1 odds and are behind the Ravens at 10/11 odds, the Bengals with 5/2 odds, and the Browns at 7/2 odds.