Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints

Erratic Steelers Might Soaring Saints in NFL Bets Matchup of Contenders

December 20th, 2018 NFL Football, Sportsbook

Above all the Pittsburgh Steelers can be a dangerous team for NFL bets.  Regardless if one bets on or against them.  Indeed, few teams in the NFL are a greater riddle than the Men of Steel.  Just when the Steelers become trusted do they bust bankrolls.  Contrarily Pittsburgh is often most valuable when the public has turned against them.  Meanwhile the New Orleans Saints are a much more consistent bet.  The Saints have been one of the most profitable bets on the board this season.  Most important of all they are actually fielding a defense to compliment Drew Brees.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints

Date and Time: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET

Location:  Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL bets odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Steelers+5½ (-110)53 (-110)
Saints-5½ (-110)53 (-110)
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Steelers vs. Saints TV Coverage:  CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers

Following a terrible loss at Oakland, the Steelers were made 2.5 home dogs to New England.  Yet Pittsburgh rallied for their biggest win of the year 17-10.  As a result, their NFL bets record is now 8-5-1 straight up, 7-6-1 against the spread, and 7-7 with totals.  Most important of all the Steelers lead the AFC North Division by a half game over Baltimore.  Despite their inconsistencies Pittsburgh does have solid metrics.  For example, they have NFL rankings of fourth for total offense and ninth for defense.  Le’Veon Bell’s holdout has badly damaged their 30th ranked rushing attack.

New Orleans Saints

While it was not pretty nor profitable New Orleans is coming off a 12-9 win at Carolina as 6-point sportsbook overlays.  Consequently, the Saints are now 12-2 straight up, 10-4 against the spread, with 5-9 under the total.  New Orleans has clinched the NFC South and is still playing for home field advantage in the playoffs.  Overall the Saints have NFL rankings of second for scoring offense and seventh for points allowed.  Quarterback Drew Brees has been in Hall of Fame form with 3666 yards passing and 31 touchdowns.  And Michael Thomas has 109 catches with 1267 yards and eight touchdowns.

Stats to Consider

Despite their woes Pittsburgh has been a strong value as a road dog.  Consider that the Steelers have lost just one of their last eight in that role vs. the board.  Five of their last seven as away pups have gone under the total.  New Orleans has been break-even as a home chalk as of late.  To be exact the Saints have covered five of their last 10 laying points at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.  Five of their last nine in that situation have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head the Saints have won and covered their last two meetings with the Steelers. Additionally, four of the last five between these teams have gone over the total.  In the last four games at New Orleans between these teams the Steelers have covered just once.  And two of the last three in this series at New Orleans went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

As mentioned earlier the Steelers are strong NFL bets dogs.  And their metrics are better than their record.  Meanwhile the Saints have covered just one of their last three games.

Steelers vs. Saints NFL Bets

To conclude Pittsburgh has enough to stay within the number!

Steelers vs. Saints NFL Bets Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers vs. Saints vs. x NFL Bets Score Prediction:  Steelers 27, Saints 28

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