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Best Monday Night Football bets: Steelers-Browns

By VSiN Staff  (VSiN.com) 

January 3, 2022 09:40 AM
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Monday Night Football features the Cleveland Browns on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers to complete an exciting Week 17 in the NFL.

Our team of experts at VSiN has the game covered from all angles, with a market report from South Point oddsmaker Chris Andrews, along with a pick on the game from VSiN's Adam Burke.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers (-1, 42)

Market Report from Chris Andrews: I opened Cleveland -3 and sharps bet the favorite up to -3.5 fairly quickly. I was getting pretty good play on Pittsburgh + 3.5 over the weekend. Other sportsbooks had shaded their money line vig at either 3 or 3.5. You could bet Pittsburgh + 3.5 at 11/10 with me at the South Point -- nobody had a better price on the Steelers. So, bettors wanting Pittsburgh in Ben Roethlisberger’s home finale played with us. It was tricky to bet this one early (beyond line value around 3), as there’s always a chance for more Covid-19 news to break with either roster, and playoff hopes for both teams would be influenced by Sunday results involving other contenders. Good to know who’s playing and what’s at stake when you bet! Market moves Monday will have factored in updated playoff need and personnel news. Be sure you’re monitoring spread adjustments on game day.

Burke: This line has been all over the place and took a roundabout route to get right back to where it started. The lookahead line from the Westgate was Steelers -1. The Browns were (rightfully) pushed out to -3.5, but with their playoff hopes now dashed, and Big Ben playing at home for the last time, you can get Cleveland as an underdog now in certain spots.

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