Week 3 of the NFL season will get started when the Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, September 22. Stand-alone games will almost always receive more betting action than usual especially in the NFL, so tons of bets have been placed on this matchup. Here’s a look at what the public has been doing with its money ahead of game time.
All odds and betting splits come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Steelers vs. Browns, Week 3 betting splits
Betting the spread: The Browns are 4-point favorites. 63% of the handle and 67% of bets are being placed on the Steelers to cover.
Is the public right? Yes, the Steelers have quite a bit of value with a 4-point head start in this spot. This feels like an overreaction to Pittsburgh’s poor start to the season, and there shouldn’t be a significant home-field advantage with how close these teams are geographically. The Steelers should be the bet with anything more than a field goal.
Betting the over/under: The point total is installed at 38. 57% of the handle and 47% of bets are being placed on the under.
Is the public right? It feels dangerous taking an under with this low of a total, but it will be worth it when there is more money in your betting account late on Thursday night. Jacoby Brissett vs. Mitch Trubisky does not sound like a ton of points, and both defenses should have plenty of success in this spot.
Betting the moneyline: The Browns are home favorites with moneyline odds at -190. Moneyline odds for the Steelers are at +160. 61% of the handle and 63% of bets are being placed on the Steelers to win.
Is the public right? If I’m making a moneyline bet, I’ll side with the public and take the Steelers to pick up a slight upset victory. With the low total, points will be hard to come by and it feels like this should be more of a 50/50 situation. Side with the dogs.
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