Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh – Football Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting favors the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday even though the team has really struggled of late.

The defending Super Bowl champs have lost five in a row to fall to 6-7 but they are favored in NFL betting as they host Green Bay on Sunday.

Football betting has the Steelers as 2-point home favorites against Green Bay with a total of 41. Pittsburgh was looking great earlier this football betting season as they started 6-2 but they have not been able to beat the bad teams. They have inexplicable football betting losses this season to Cleveland, Oakland and Kansas City. If you turn those three games into wins, the Steelers would be 9-4 and in very good shape. Instead they are 6-7 and probably staying at home in the playoffs. "A lot of guys are down," left guard Chris Kemoeatu said. "Everybody’s miserable around here." Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin is at a loss to explain what has happened. Pittsburgh has found a way to lose in their close football betting games. They are 1-7 in games decided by seven points or less. Losing All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu has been huge as oftentimes he made the plays that turned losses into wins.

Things may not get any better for Pittsburgh in football betting. Their remaining three games are against Green Bay, Baltimore and Miami. The Steelers haven’t lost six in a row in 10 years. "It’s definitely a shock," linebacker James Farrior said. "It’s definitely somewhere where we never imagined being." Even if the Steelers win their last three games they are unlikely to make the playoffs since they have a poor conference record.

Green Bay has been solid in football betting recently as they are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Packers are 6-2 vs. the football betting odds in their last 8 games as an underdog and they are 18-7-1 in their last 26 road NFL betting games.

The Steelers are 1-4 in NFL betting in their last 5 games overall. The Steelers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a football betting favorite.

Four of the last five Green Bay football betting games have gone under. Many of Pittsburgh’s home games go over the NFL betting total. 49 of their last 73 home games have gone over the football betting total.

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