By Steven Schwartz

The surging Pittsburgh Steelers head into Cleveland for an important matchup. It will be typical AFC North weather, cold and a bit windy, but no precipitation should affect the game.

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Our overall record is 22-10, including 4-0,  3-13-1, and 4-0 the last four weeks (feel free to go back and look – our posts come out every Thursday morning or early afternoon). Odds from

1) Mason Rudolph, 20.5 completions, over -114

We start off with the best pick of the night. Since their bye in Week 7, Rudolph has averaged 22.7 completions per game as the Steelers have gone on a four-game win streak. SISBets analysis has Rudolph completing 24.4 passes on 38.5 attempts and gives him a 78% chance of going over. That puts fair value at -358, but the current line is just -114.

2) Diontae Johnson, 3.5 receptions, under +134

While we like Rudolph to go over his completion total, we go the other way with wideout Diontae Johnson. That’s because the analysis shows Rudolph will be throwing a majority of his passes to his backs (13.6 targets) and tight ends (6.3 targets). With JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington taking a big chunk of the remainder, our tool projects 2.9 receptions for Johnson and gives him a 67% chance of going under 3.5. Fair value should be -203, but we are getting +134.

3) James Conner, score a TD, +130

After missing the past two games with a shoulder injury, Conner is not listed on the most recent injury report and will return for the Thursday night contest. The star running back has scored in five of seven games this season with the only two teams to keep him out of the end zone being New England and San Francisco. The Browns defense isn’t in that elite class. SISBets data gives Conner a 59% chance to score (-146) while we are getting +130 from the casino.

4) Mason Rudolph, over 1.5 touchdown passes, +145

The Browns pass defense is stingy on yards allowed, but had yielded a generous 16 touchdown passes in nine games. Until last weekend when they held Josh Allen off the board (he ran for two scores), Cleveland had allowed at least two touchdown passes in six consecutive games. We make Rudolph a 51% favorite to throw for two scores and like the +145 the casino has posted.

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Quarterback Touchdown Passes


Mason Rudolph, 1.5, over +145/under -182

Baker Mayfield, 1.5, over +138/under -175

Quarterback Interceptions


Mason Rudolph, 0.5, over -182/under +145

Baker Mayfield, 0.5, over -235/under +183


Quarterback Completions


Mason Rudolph, 20.5 completions, over -114/under -109

Baker Mayfield, 20.5 completions, over -139/under +112


Touchdown Scorers



James Conner +130

JuJu Smith-Schuster +210

Jaylen Samuels +285

Diontae Johnson +285

James Washington +375

Vance McDonald +350

Trey Edmunds +700

Mason Rudolph +1200

Nick Vannett +1600




Nick Chubb -167

Kareem Hunt +210

Odell Beckham Jr. +225

Jarvis Landry +225

Antonio Callaway +500

Demetrius Harris +550

Ricky Seals-Jones +750

Rashard Higgins +750

Baker Mayfield +750

Dontrell Hilliard +1300


Total Receptions


Pittsburgh –

JuJu Smith-Schuster, 4.5, over +124/under -155

Diontae Johnson, 3.5, over -167/under +134

Vance McDonald, 3.5, over +145/under -182


Cleveland –

Odell Beckham Jr., 4.5, over -152/under +122

Jarvis Landry, 4.5, over -114/under -109