NFL Wild Card Round Odds: Bettors Back Baker Mayfield To Cover
The final game in of the Wild Card Round sees a fired up Baker Mayfield heading into Heinz Field looking to knock the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the playoffs.
Here's what the betting data says.
The Steelers are 6-point favorites to win this all-AFC North clash. Given that spread it's no surprise to see that 52.3% of bets on the moneyline are backing Big Ben's Pittsburgh Steelers to inflict more misery on the Cleveland Browns. That isn't as big of a majority as other games in the Wild Card Round which shows that many people fancy the Browns, even as underdogs.
NFL Wild Card Round: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Spread Odds
The spread tells us a different story with 61.8% of bettors backing Cleveland to cover the 6-point spread. They won their Week 17 game against the Steelers 24-22 and bettors must believe that the return of Ben Roethlisberger isn't enough to validate the 8-point swing. With the Browns' incredible dual rushing attack of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt you can understand why people are so keen to think that the Browns cover. They'll be tough to stop for any defense, even one as talented as the Steelers.
NFL Wild Card Round: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Total Points Odds
A huge 78% of bets on the total are on the over, with the public expecting over 47.5 points despite both teams have very good defenses. With the amount of offensive talent on display there is a real confidence that this, the final game of the Wild Card Round, could be a high-scoring and exciting affair.
|Team||ML Odds||Point Spread|
|Cleveland Browns||+235||+6 (-110)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||-250||-6 (-105)|