NFL bet handicappers rarely see a double digit road favorite to bet on football with but that is the case this week as Pittsburgh opened as 10.5-point chalks this week.
NFL bet fans can understand why the Steelers are such a heavy road favorite to bet on football with as the rebuilding Lions could be without quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Stafford suffered a knee injury in last Sunday’s 24-48 NFL bet loss at Chicago. The Lions were a 9.5-point dog at Chicago for those who bet on football and were within range of getting the cash before Stafford went down. Stafford was having a strong NFL bet performance against the tough Bears defense as he was 24-36 for 296 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz has released much NFL bet information regarding Stafford’s status but the Lions have not totally ruled out the possibility that the rookie will start against the Steelers.
Detroit has a NFL bet record of 1-3 both straight up and against the spread with an even 2-2 bet on football mark for over/under totals. The Lions rank dead last in the NFL bet charts for points allowed.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a NFL bet record of 2-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread. The defending world champions are coming off a much needed NFL bet win of 38-28 over the San Diego Chargers as 5.5-point home favorites. The win against San Diego snapped a 2-game NFL bet losing streak by the Steelers. The Steelers rank an impressive 6th overall on the NFL bet charts for total offense and 5th overall for total defense. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had his most impressive performance of the season against San Diego as he went 26-33 for 333 yards with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Running back Rashard Mendenhall also had a monster game with 165 yards and 2 TD’s.
Pittsburgh has been a notoriously strong October team as they have gotten the cash in 34 out of their last 49 October decisions. Detroit has not been a good bet for the better part of the past 2 years with a mark of 9-19 against the spread.