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NFL Week 2 Betting Preview: Steelers currently 2-point underdogs vs the Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting the NFL season in Pittsburgh for the first two games of the season for the first time since 1997. After being brought back to reality by the San Francisco 49ers, the Steelers now host the Cleveland Browns on Monday night coming off a decisive win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

When it comes to the betting lines for Monday night’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Game Info: Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Betting line: +2.0

Over/under: 40.5

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 28-14 vs Browns

Win streak: 1 game PIT

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 2 – 1 CLE

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 6 – 4 CLE

The opening line on the game was at -1 after the schedule was announced in May. After the Steelers got kicked in the teeth and the Browns dominated the Bengals, the line has moved in Cleveland’s favor.

Being the underdog on Monday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of +105 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 21/20 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Browns would have a payout of $41 ($21 plus the original $20 bet). The Browns have a current moneyline of -125, or 4/5 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Cleveland to win straight up would have a payout of $36 ($16 plus the original $20 bet).

The Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games and are 19-1 straight up in their last 20 games at home versus Cleveland. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games and have gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games against Cleveland.

If looking at the futures bets at, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl are at 75/1 after Week 1. The Steelers odds to win the AFC Championship are 28/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 15/2 odds behind the Bengals at 49/20 odds, and the Ravens and the Browns tied as the favorites at 2/1 odds.


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