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Steelers Open as Two-Score Underdogs to Browns



The Steelers have opened as two-score underdogs for their 2020 regular season finale at Cleveland on Jan. 3, according to odds released on Sunday.

The Browns are favored by 7.5 points in the game, which they either need to win or to have Indianapolis lose in order to clinch a postseason berth.

The game will mean significantly less for Pittsburgh, which can only finish with the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the AFC.

The team’s players and coaches did not tip their hands on whether or not they will rest players against the Browns in the immediate aftermath of wrapping up the AFC North with a win over Indianapolis on Sunday.

The Steelers are 9-6 against the spread this season after winning outright as one-point underdogs against Indianapolis. They had lost four straight against the spread beforehand.

The Steelers have been underdogs just four times this season, winning outright three times and failing to cover as two-point underdogs at Buffalo on Dec. 13.

Cleveland is 6-9 against the spread, most recently losing outright as 6.5-point favorites at the New York Jets. As multi-score favorites this season, Cleveland covered 7.5 in a 14-point win over Washington on Sept. 27 and failed to cover 7.5 in a two-point win over Jacksonville on Nov. 29.

The Steelers covered as three-point favorites when hosting the Browns on Oct. 18, winning by the score of 38-7.

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