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Steelers Open as 4-Point Favorites over Browns



The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as four-point favorites at home against the Cleveland Browns, according to odds released Sunday by Sports Betting Dime.

The Steelers are 4-0 this season after Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. They also own victories over the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.

The Browns are 4-1, winning at home over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday to go with wins over the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington and the Dallas Cowboys after a season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers are 3-1 against the spread, covering a 7.5-point line against the Eagles and also covering against the Giants and Texans, but failing to cover six points in a five-point win over Denver.

Cleveland is 3-2 against the spread, covering a one-point spread in a 32-23 win over the Colts. The Browns have won against the spread three straight weeks, winning outright as a road underdog at Dallas in Week 4 and easily covering 7.5 in a blowout win over Washington.

The point total of Sunday’s game, which will kick off at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field, is 51.

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The Browns and Steelers split their games in 2019 and Pittsburgh went 1-0-1 against Cleveland in 2018 after an early season tie snapped the Steelers’ six-game win streak against their nearest rivals.

The Steelers have won eight of the last 10 games between the teams overall and 15 straight at Heinz Field, where the Browns have won just once since the stadium opened in 2001.

Pittsburgh has not won four straight games to begin a year since the club won the first four games of the 1979 season. In 1978, the Steelers started 7-0.

Cleveland has won four straight games for the first time since closing the 2009 season on a four-game winning streak. The Browns started that year 1-11.

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