Best Prop Bets: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Thursday Night Football

Best Prop Bets: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Thursday Night Football

Ayden Fahlstrom
1 year ago
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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt runs for a first down vs. New York Jets

The Cleveland Browns are gearing up to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a classic AFC North rivalry. In what will be the 139th meeting between these two teams, the Turnpike Rivalry is reignited again beneath the bright lights of primetime Thursday Night Football. 

As our recent betting preview mentioned, both teams are coming into this matchup with frustrating losses and underlying questions about this season's expectations. 

The true beauty of this storied rivalry is that many players across both teams have something to prove on national television. Here's a look at some interesting prop bets that could come to fruition if both teams are locked in and hungry to separate themselves from the pack.

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Kareem Hunt Over 42.5 Rushing Yards (-114)

The Browns put up dominating rushing performances in two straight weeks led by Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and the well-oiled machine that is the Browns offensive line. Although Hunt and Chubb share carries to a 60-40 split tune, Hunt comes in with relatively fresher legs and a needed change of pace. 

The Steelers will hope to stop the run, but this has yet to be the case, as they have surrendered a sizable amount of rushing yards to opposing backs in two consecutive weeks. Hunt is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, and with the Browns tendency to lean on the run early, Hunt only needs fewer than a dozen carries to hit the over. 

Chris Boswell Over 1.5 FG Made (+130)

Let's be honest. This Steelers offense looks so mediocre that some fans probably wonder if Big Ben has any juice left in the tank. 

Chris Boswell is the one failsafe Mike Tomlin has in his back pocket, and it’s safe to say that Tomlin trusts Boswell to put field goals on the board from inside 60 yards.

 Boswell put up a 36 and 52-yarder in the Steelers week two performance and is coming off the previous season 8-9 from FG attempts from 50-plus yards. 

In only two games, Boswell has attempted six field goals and is on pace for a similar showing as last season since Boswell is currently 2-3 from 50-plus yards. While kicking into the Dawg Pound at First Energy Stadium is always brutal, Boswell should get enough chances to hit the over. 

George Pickens Under 26.5 Receiving Yards (-114)

Browns fans know all too well about the legend of talented wide receivers being underutilized. Whether that's by fault of the quarterback, offensive coordinator, or the wide reciever himself, it's hard to stomach. 

The immensely talented second round rookie receiver George Pickens has been ghosted like a bad Tinder date since the preseason has ended. 

Despite playing in 78-percent of the offensive snaps, Pickens has as many receptions as the Steelers backup tight end. Mitch Trubisky and Matt Canada have voiced that they'd like to get Pickens involved if they can, but Tomlin would rather just let the game come to them.

While the Browns secondary has been a complete mess the first two weeks of the season, I don't see Pickens having much success, so I'm taking the under. 

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