Browns look to reverse negative ATS trend against rival Steelers
Fri, Jan 1st 9:08am EST
If the Browns are to cover their first spread against an AFC North opponent in eight tries, they will have to win big against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns are 9.5 point home favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. The scenario sets up nicely for the Browns in their "win and in" situation, as the Steelers have announced they are resting a number of key starters. The most notable player to sit for Pittsburgh is Ben Roethlisberger, so the Browns defense will have to prepare a game plan for backup quarterback Mason Rudolph. Before bettors back the Browns, they will want to take note of their latest COVID-19 news, as their team facilities have been shut down for the last two days after more positive tests.