LINE: Pittsburgh -3.5
ATS PICK: Cleveland
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Is Pittsburgh really 4-0 because it’s that good, or is it 4-0 because it played the Giants, Denver, Houston and Philadelphia? It might be a little of both.
Cleveland didn’t exactly beat anyone with a pulse, and then came last week’s shockingly dominant performance against an Indianapolis team with the – at the time – best defense in the NFL and a nasty offensive front that was punishing everyone. The Browns couldn’t run the ball like they normally do, and it didn’t matter in the 32-23 win.
Pittsburgh’s defense isn’t all that great on third downs, the run defense hasn’t been close to tested yet, and the secondary hasn’t exactly been a rock.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that Pittsburgh is fantastic and spent the first month warming up, and the 3.5 isn’t a lot, but Cleveland is red hot and it’s getting points.