Thursday Night Football: Mims picks Steelers vs Browns and likes a James Conner vs Nick Chubb prop bet
These are my key factors in the game tonight between Pittsburgh and Cleveland:
Steelers are 5-4.
Browns are 3-6.
Last week the Steelers had a close home victory against the Rams by a score of 17-12.
Browns won a close game over to the Bills by the score of 19-16.
Browns are the favorite at -3.0.
The over/under total is 41.
The money line is Browns -150 and Steelers +150.
The Browns are the home team.
Steelers have won their last 4 games.
Pittsburgh is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games in Cleveland.
The Steelers are 2nd in the NFL with 26 forced takeaways.
RB James Conner is expected to play after sitting out the last two games with a shoulder injury. Kareem Hunt will help boost the running game for the Browns. This gives Cleveland a 1-2 punch with Nick Chubb as the primary ball carrier. Steelers allow under 4 yards per carry.
A prop bet that looks appealing is rushing yardage of Conner against Chubb. Chubb price is -167 and Conner +131. Kareem Hunt over 47.5 in total yards passing and receiving is a solid play. The number is a favorable -112.
I have a lean toward the Browns to win this game. I will go with laying the number. I am 10-7 in my selections on NFL Monday and Thursday. Since I was away for a week, I will make another lean and take the game over 41.
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