The Pittsburgh Steelers are the favorites of people who bet on NFL football against the Indianapolis Colts on Thanksgiving Day at Lucas Oil Stadium. This is the online sportsbook NFL betting line for the game:
Pittsburgh Steelers -3 (-105) 53½ (-110) -155
Colts +3 (-115) 53½ (-110) +135
The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) bested the Cleveland Browns 24-9 on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger threw 23 of 36 for 167 yards. Le’Veon Bell ran for 146 yards and one TD on 28 carries. Antonio Brown had 76 yards on eight receptions. Chris Boswell kicked 3 of 3 field goals. Ryan Shazier had six tackles. Stephon Tuitt had 2½ sacks. Artie Burns intercepted one pass. The Steelers snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Colts (5-5) worsted the Titans 24-17 on Sunday. Andrew Luck went 15 of 28 for 262 yards with two TD passes and one interception. Frank Gore ran for 50 yards on 22 carries. T.Y. Hilton had 97 yards and one TD on five receptions. Adam Vinatieri made 1 of 2 field goals. Rashaan Melvin had 11 tackles. The Colts have won two games in a row.
Pittsburgh ranks 7th in passing yards (268.2), 12th in total yards (364.4), 15th in points (23.8), and 23rd in rushing yards (96.2) per game, and 9th in rushing yards (95.7), 12th in points (21.5), 22nd in total yards (363.6), and 26th in passing yards (267.9) allowed per game. Big Ben is 228 of 353 (64.6%) with 20 TDs and seven picks. Bell has run for 579 yards on 128 carries while DeAngelo Williams has three rushing TDs. Brown has 907 yards and seven TDs on 77 catches. Lawrence Timmons has 72 combined tackles. Tuitt has 3½ tackles. Burns has intercepted two passes.
Indy ranks 7th in points (26.3), 12th in passing yards (260.8), 14th in total yards (356.6), and 24th in rushing yards (95.8), and 24th in rushing yards (113.1), 26th in points (27.3), 3oth in total yards (397.6), and last in the league in passing yards (284.5) allowed per game. Luck is 236 of 375 (62.9%) for 2827 yards with 19 TDs and eight picks. Gore has run for 642 yards and four TDs on 163 carries. Hilton has 888 yards and five TDs on 57 catches. Clayton Geathers has 59 combined tackles. Erik Walden has eight sacks.
For the benefit of fans who bet on NFL football: the Steelers are 1-4 against the spread and straight-up in their last five games, 2-3-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 2-4 straight-up in their last six road games, 10-5 against the spread and 13-2 straight-up in their last 15 games versus the Colts, and 5-2 straight-up in their last seven visits to Indy.
For the consideration of fans who bet on NFL football: the Colts are 4-1-1 against the spread and 4-2 straight-up in their last six games, 4-2 against the spread in their last six home games, 17-8 straight-up in their last 25 home games, 5-10 against the spread and 2-13 straight-up in their last 15 games versus the Steelers, and 2-5 straight-up in their last seven games hosting the Steelers.