Both teams come into the game at 5-1 according to football betting stats and are thought of as Super Bowl contenders. NFL Week 8 odds have the Steelers as a field goal favorite in pro football betting.
Football betting history shows that the teams have met only twice in the last eight years. In 2004, the Steelers won 33-10 at New York while in 2000 the Giants won 30-10 at home according to football betting numbers. The last time the teams met in Pittsburgh was back in 1991 when New York won 23-20 according to pro football betting stats.
Football betting on this game should attract good two-way action as the Super Bowl champion Giants get attention on the road and the Steelers are always good at home. The Giants come into the game with the more explosive offense with quarterback Eli Manning off to an excellent start this season. The defensive edge goes to Pittsburgh according to football betting experts, especially since they are at home. The Giants have shown cracks on defense and their pass rush is nowhere near what it was a year ago. That could be important in this game considering Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can put up big numbers when he has the time to throw according to football betting stats.
Bettors should take notice of New York’s road numbers. Since 2005, the Giants are over 70% as a road underdog according to pro football betting stats. The Steelers have held their own as a home favorite though according to football betting numbers. Since 2005 they are 57% laying points at home according to football betting stats.
Looking at the pro football betting stats there is one glaring trend that points to the over. At home the past three seasons, the Steelers are 20-6-2 to the over according to football betting numbers. With both offenses having big play potential, that could spell a lot of points in this football betting matchup.
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