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BettingPros experts slightly favoring the Steelers over the Browns

by Mike Spector | Steelers Correspondent |
Sat, Jan 2nd 8:48am EST

Of the 48 experts that have weighed in on the Week 17 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelrs and Cleveland Browns, 58% are siding with the underdog Steelers.

Betting Impact:

After opening the week as 6.5 point road underdogs, the Steelerss are now 9.5 point underdogs against the Browns, per BettingPros consensus odds. The line spiked after the news that the Steelers would rest a number of key starters on both sides of the ball, most notably quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. With the Browns fighting for their playoff lives against a Steelers team that can only be the No. 3 seed in the AFC at worst with a loss, oddsmakers felt the spread needed to be much bigger than it normally would with both teams at full strength. In addition to the spread, 52% are siding with the over if 42, while 69% like Cleveland's moneyline odds of -420.

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