NFL Betting – Patriots at Steelers

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

We get a great NFL betting matchup on Sunday night on NBC as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the New England Patriots.

Both teams come into the game at 6-2 and look like definite playoff teams.  The Steelers are considered the better team and gamblers making an NFL bet are leaning to the Steelers in this game.

Steelers -4.5, total 45 at SBG
The Steelers are solid favorites at home in this Sunday night game.  Even though Pittsburgh is considered a better team, there are some reasons to consider New England. The Patriots have only lost two straight games twice in the past eight seasons. New England is coming off a bad loss last week at Cleveland so they will be looking for a big effort at Pittsburgh. The Patriots turned the ball over three times and played their worst game of the season.

Patriots do well against the Steelers
In his career against the Steelers, Tom Brady is 5-1 as a starter and has thrown 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions. It should be noted though that his is not the same New England offense without Randy Moss. The Patriots averaged 32.8 points with Moss in the lineup but they are averaging just 22 points without him. New England could find some success against the Pittsburgh secondary though as the Steelers are giving up an average of 272.8 yards the past four games. The Steelers were fortunate not to lose last week as the Bengals drove all the way down the field only to be stopped inside the 10 yard line as they were going for the winning TD.

High Scoring Game
When you think of the Steelers you think of defense but they have been giving up some yards and some points.  The Steelers should be able to put points on the board against a New England defense that is nothing special.  Ben Roethlisberger should have a lot of success against the New England secondary.

The Steelers are 39-12 at home since the beginning of 2004.  Here are more NFL betting stats for Sunday night’s game. The Patriots are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Patriots are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings at Pittsburgh. Remember what we said about the total?  The Over is 8-2 in the Patriots last 10 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Patriots last 5 road games. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams in Pittsburgh so this game might be one to make an NFL bet on with the over at Sbg global.

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