NFL Tips: Your 18/1 Bet Builder for Steelers @ Browns on Thursday night

Our tipster Andrew Cunneen makes the hard yards for Thursday Night Football.

Jacoby Brissett Cleveland Browns

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Pittsburgh Steelers (+4.5)
Kareem Hunt Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Jacoby Brissett Over 192.5 Passing Yards
Pat Freiermuth Over 38.5 Receiving Yards

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Friday 1.21am: Steelers @ Browns
TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers (+4.5)

The AFC North is undergoing a lot of turmoil at the moment. The current AFC Champs – the Cincinnati Bengals – appear to plotting to murder their quarterback because they refuse to get involved with offensive line acquisitions. Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level and he’s not signed a contract.

The Steelers are in transition but yet still possess one of the best defences in the NFL and these very Browns have their own headache with a player they paid $200 million to. Drama. And we love it. Here’s a Bet Builder.

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When games are this much of a potential quarterback avoidance, take the dogs. You don’t want to rely on either of these two signal-callers to put up enough points to cover. I’d trust one of these coaches to manage the flow of the game, and while Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is busy fixing his hair, Mike Tomlin is busy being underappreciated as a perennial overachiever.

The Browns have blown a lead to the Jets, meaning you can anticipate them coming out of this slightly more aggressive – and that’s not what they’re good at. So, Pittsburgh getting out to an early lead, allowing their third-down nickel defensive formation to play a lot of snaps is the recipe for success here. It’s Steelers (+4.5) to kick us off.

Kareem Hunt Anytime Touchdown Scorer

This game will fall on Brissett to make throws, but their offensive coordinator knows that Pittsburgh bring pressure on third down, resulting in man concepts. Their biggest mismatch in the passing game is running back Kareem Hunt, who’ll be lined up with a linebacker – whom he can make mince meat of.

Hunt also offers rushing upside, as he occasionally gets goal line carries. Given Chubb very rarely gets any targets, it’s a clear value play. Kareem Hunt Anytime Touchdown Scorer keeps us rolling.

Kareem Hunt Cleveland Browns

Jacoby Brissett Over 192.5 Passing Yards

Believe me, this Jacoby Brissett Over 192.5 Passing Yards punt is not a vote of confidence in this man’s ability. It’s the fact that the Steelers play contain better than anyone else, and running outside will not work against Pittsburgh.

It’s also worth noting that divisional games usually require teams to flip their typical strategy because the teams game plan for their blueprints.

Pat Freiermuth Over 38.5 Receiving Yards

My early-season tendency spot is that the Steelers are making Pat Freiermuth the core of their offense. They’re intentionally designing ways to get him the ball, to the point of plotting a flea-flicker for him, for God’s sake. Pat Freiermuth Over 38.5 Receiving Yards completes your Thursday Night Football Bet Builder.

NFL Tips

Pittsburgh Steelers (+4.5)
Kareem Hunt Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Jacoby Brissett Over 192.5 Passing Yards
Pat Freiermuth Over 38.5 Receiving Yards

*A Bet Builder with these selections pays at approximately 18/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

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