Bet on football action for Week 9 has an excellent matchup on ESPN for Monday night as the 6-2 Washington Redskins host the 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Redskins are favored by a field goal in football betting in this game. Bet on football history show that the Steelers and Redskins have split their last six meetings. Washington is 4-2 against the bet on football number in those games.
Since the teams are in difference conferences they don’t play that often. They have met twice this decade with Pittsburgh winning both times according to football betting numbers. The Steelers won at home 16-7 in 2004 and 24-3 in 2000 according to bet on football numbers. Bet on football numbers show that the Redskins have not hosted the Steelers since 1988 when they won 30-29. Pittsburgh has been a road underdog 11 times since 2005 according to bet on football number and is 6-5 in that role. The Redskins as home chalk are just under .500 against the bet on football number since 2005.
The Redskins have surprised many bet on football gamblers this season with new head coach Jim Zorn. The Redskins have a powerful running game led by Clinton Portis and a quarterback in Jason Campbell that is playing smart football. The Steelers have a similar formula for winning games with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a running game that normally has Willie Parker leading the way. He has been out with injury but could return for this Monday night football betting matchup. ESPN has had a lot of luck this season with Monday night football matchups and that looks to be the case again this week.
Looking at the bet on football total we see that Pittsburgh has gone under the total about 60% of the time on the road since 2005. The Redskins have gone under almost 60% of the time at home according to football betting numbers.
Both teams have strong defenses and gamblers that bet on football could be looking to take the under on Monday night. That is somewhat unusual considering gamblers usually wager the over in marquee bet on football matchups.
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