2011 Season NFL Football Past Picks
January 01, 2012
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Sunday 01/01 04:15 PM Eastern
2 units on Cleveland PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Cleveland Browns held their own in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, losing 14-3 but getting the cover. The Steelers are banged-up pretty good, and I'm not sure how much they want to risk here. If Big Ben plays, he will be limited to about 30 snaps or perhaps half the game. The Browns were able to stay within 11 points on the road against the Steelers, and with a bad QB situation against them this week at home, I certainly think the number here is quite generous. Pittsburgh hasn't been able to put together an ATS run, recently following an ATS they are just 1-7 ATS. Pittsburgh is also 2-8 ATS following a win of 2 TDs or more. The Browns could have quit at 4-11 on the season, and even though the wins aren't there they are 5-1 ATS in their last six which speaks volumes. Play on Cleveland here.