Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 8

By Squawka NFL

Published: 11:19, 28 October 2021 | Updated: 14:54, 11 November 2021

AFC North opponents square off when the Cleveland Browns (4-3) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland is favored by 3 points. The total has been set at 45 points for this matchup.

Browns vs Steelers predictions

Squawka predictions for Browns vs Steelers
ATS Total Score prediction
Browns (-3) Under (45) Browns 25 Steelers 20

Last three results

Browns recent betting insights

  • Cleveland has one win against the spread, and is 1-2 overall, over its last three contests.
  • Cleveland has gone over the total twice in its past three contests.
  • The Browns have averaged a total of 45.7 combined points over their last three games, 0.7 greater than this matchup’s total of 45.

Steelers recent betting insights

  • Pittsburgh has covered the spread once, and is 2-1 overall, in its past three games.
  • In Pittsburgh’s past three games, it has hit the over once.
  • The Steelers and their opponents have combined to score an average of 42.8 combined points over their last three games, 2.2 less than the 45 over/under in this matchup.

Browns vs Steelers head-to-head

Cleveland holds a 3-2 advantage over Pittsburgh in the past five matchups between these two teams. The Steelers have a 2-1 record against the spread in those games against the Browns, with the two squads eclipsing the total on two occasions. Pittsburgh put up 124 points in those five outings compared to Cleveland’s 113.

Browns vs Steelers betting odds

Browns vs Steelers betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Browns -3 -110 -110 45 -110 -110

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Browns vs Steelers betting insights

Browns trends

  • Cleveland has put together a 4-3-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 3-point favorites or more, the Browns have an ATS record of 1-2.
  • This season, Cleveland’s games have hit the over four times.
  • The Browns score just 2.7 more points per game (24.7) than the Steelers give up (22.0).
  • Cleveland is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall in games when it puts up more than 22.0 points.
  • The Browns collect 393.4 yards per game, 41.1 more yards than the 352.3 the Steelers give up per matchup.
  • When Cleveland picks up over 352.3 yards, the team is 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.

Steelers trends

  • Pittsburgh is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Steelers have an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • This year, Pittsburgh’s games have hit the over once.
  • This season the Steelers score 4.1 fewer points per game (19.5) than the Browns surrender (23.6).
  • The Steelers collect 28.2 more yards per game (323.8) than the Browns allow (295.6).
  • When Pittsburgh totals more than 295.6 yards, the team is 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Browns and Steelers
Browns Stats Steelers
239.9 Pass yards 252.5
235.6 Pass yards against 261.5
170.4 Rush yards 81.2
80.4 Rush yards against 107.7
-2 Turnover differential -2

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Player betting tips

Browns top players

  • Baker Mayfield has racked up 1,474 passing yards (210.6 per game) while completing 116 of 173 throws (67.1%), with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He has tacked on 75 rushing yards (and one touchdown), averaging 10.7 per game.
  • In four of seven games this year, Mayfield has thrown a touchdown pass, including two games with multiple TD passes.
  • Nick Chubb has rushed for a team-leading 523 yards (74.7 YPG) and four touchdowns.
  • Chubb has had a rushing touchdown in three of seven games this year, including multiple rushing TDs once.
  • David Njoku has 17 catches (on 21 targets) and leads the team with 284 receiving yards (40.6 per game) while hauling in one touchdown.
  • In one of seven games this season, Njoku has had a receiving touchdown, but no games with multiple receiving TDs.
Select player props for the Cleveland Browns
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Baker Mayfield 244.5 (-115) 5.5 (-103)
Nick Chubb 75.5 (-114) 8.5 (-108)
David Njoku 24.5 (-118)

Steelers top players

  • This season Ben Roethlisberger has recorded 1,515 passing yards (252.5 per game) while going 153-for-235 (65.1%) and throwing for seven touchdowns with four interceptions.
  • Najee Harris has churned out a team-high 388 rushing yards (64.7 per game) and scored two touchdowns. He has tacked on 34 catches for 244 yards, also tops on the team, with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Diontae Johnson has rushed for 25 yards on one carries (4.2 yards per game). Johnson also makes a big impact in the passing game, catching 34 passes for a team-high 376 (62.7 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Chase Claypool has tacked on 358 yards on 22 catches and one touchdown. He has been targeted 42 times and averages 59.7 receiving yards.
Select player props for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 250.5 (-116) 1.5 (-119)
Najee Harris 65.5 (-117) 29.5 (-109)
Diontae Johnson 1.5 (-127) 69.5 (-118)


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