Two AFC North rivals do battle in Week 3’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the host Cleveland Browns and the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. This is a game headlined by two unexpected starting quarterbacks in Mitch Trubisky for the Steelers and Jacoby Brissett of the Browns. And we have a Steelers vs Browns parlay lined up for the contest.
Despite downgrades in quarterback quality, the Steelers and Browns both have managed to tread water with 1-1 starts on the season. Making Thursday night’s game one where the victors will move to a 2-1 start.
With two pedestrian quarterbacks leading the offenses, prop bettors are faced with backing either the under on low prop numbers or to back the over and put their faith in Trubisky or Brissett over performing. What will happen on Thursday? Let’s take a look at some bets to build a Same Game Parlay.
|Pick 1||Cleveland Browns moneyline (-200)|
|Pick 2||Amari Cooper Over 48.5 Receiving Yards (-110)|
|Pick 3||Nick Chubb Over 83.5 Rushing Yards (-110)|
|Parlay Odds||+375 ($20 to win $75)|
Pick #1: Cleveland Browns moneyline (-200)
The Cleveland Browns melted down and blew a two score lead against the New York Jets last week. However, they should get back on track at home against a weak Steelers team weakened by the likely season ending injury TJ Watt suffered in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh has played tough so far this season but it is likely the gas tank is empty for a shortened week. Missing Watt and others on defense should allow the Browns to overcome their usual bullies in this one.
Pick #2: Amari Cooper Over 48.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
Amari Cooper had a monster day for the Browns and helped build the 30-17 lead they eventually threw away with nine catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
The Browns offense is incredibly run focused, but Cooper is too talented to not make the most of his opportunities. 48.5 is a generous number to back the over on the veteran wideout to post a second consecutive big day.
Pick #3: Nick Chubb Over 83.5 Rushing Yards (-110)
Cleveland’s rushing attack has been bonkers over two weeks as the Browns ground game mowed over the opponent in both outings.
After two games, the Browns rushing attack is averaging 200.5 yards per game and likely won’t be slowed down by a banged up Steelers defense.
That means lead back Nick Chubb should be set for a big day. Chubb will likely flirt with the 100 yard number and most importantly should surpass 83.5 yards to cash the over on his yardage prop.
Steelers vs Browns Preview
Fourth quarters were crucial last season in both games between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh pulled away in the fourth in both wins over Cleveland and the Browns fans will be hoping they can avoid late heartbreak this time around in 2022’s first game between the two.
The underdog has covered in each of the last four meetings between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. With Cleveland winning both games in 2020 and the Steelers winning both games last season in 2021.
Jadeveon Clowney will be absent for the Browns pass rush. Myles Garrett is questionable on the injury report but is expected to play.
Team Advanced Defense
|Calvin Austin III||WR||Foot||Out||09/22/22|
|David Anenih||OLB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Hamilcar Rashed Jr.||LB||Undisclosed||Out||09/22/22|
|Isaiahh Loudermilk||DT||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Kendrick Green||C||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Mark Robinson||LB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Mason Rudolph||QB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Steven Sims||WR||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Chris Odom||LB||Knee (acl)||Out||09/22/22|
|Demetric Felton Jr.||RB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Jakeem Grant Sr.||WR||Achilles||Out||09/22/22|
|Joe Haeg||OT||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Kellen Mond||QB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Michael Woods II||WR||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|Richard LeCounte III||S||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/22/22|
|26.33||Avg Opp Score||23.67|
|25||Avg Opp Score||21|
|21.2||Avg Opp Score||24.2|
|29.4||Avg Opp Score||19|
|25.1||Avg Opp Score||23|
|28.2||Avg Opp Score||18.8|