Steely Ben: Pittsburgh Steelers versus Buffalo Bills

October 1st, 2019 NFL Football

People who bet on the NFL can expect a passing vs. running duel when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 11th at New Era Field. Here are the online sportsbook NFL gambling lines for the game:

Steelers -2 (-115) 47½ (-110) 
Bills +2 (-105) 47½ (-110)

The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) beat the NY Giants 24-14 on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger threw 24 of 36 for 289 yards with two TDs and one interception. Le’Veon Bell ran for 118 yards on 29 carries. Ladarius Green had 110 yards and one TD on six receptions. Randy Bullock kicked 3 of 3 field goals. Artie Burns had six tackles. James Harrison had one sack. Sean Davis and Lawrence Timmons each intercepted a pass. The Steelers have won three games in a row.

The Bills (6-6) lost 24-38 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Tyrod Taylor went 18 of 35 for 191 yards and one interception. LeSean McCoy ran for 130 yards on 17 carries and added 61 yards on seven receptions. Dan Carpenter made 1 of 1 field goals. Kyle Williams had seven tackles. The Bills saw a two-game winning streak end.

Pittsburgh ranks 8th in passing yards (264.6), 11th in total yards (366.8), 12th in points (24.2), and 18th in rushing yards (102.2) per game, and 6th in rushing yards (92.0), 7th in points (19.7), 14th in total yards (348.3), and 19th in passing yards (256.3) allowed per game. Big Ben is 266 of 409 (65.0%) for 3034 yards with 25 TDs and eight picks. Bell has run for 817 yards and three TDs on 180 carries. Antonio Brown has 1052 yards and 11 TDs on 88 catches. Timmons has 89 combined tackles. Harrison has five sacks.

Buffalo leads the league in rushing yards (161.9) and ranks 8th in points (25.4), 19th in total yards (343.4), and last in passing yards (181.5) per game, and is 8th in passing yards (230.4), 12th in total yards (346.7), 17th in points (22.8), and 26th in rushing yards (116.2) allowed per game. Taylor is 211 of 248 (60.6%) for 2292 yards with 11 TDs and five picks. McCoy has run for 949 yards and nine TDs on 174 carries. Robert Woods has 493 yards on 42 catches while Marqise Goodwin has three receiving TDs. Zach ‘Homegrown’ Brown has 116 combined tackles. Lorenzo Alexander has 10 sacks. Stephon Gilmore has intercepted four passes.

Trends for Steelers fans who bet on the NFL: 2-4 against the spread and straight-up in the last six games, 9-1 against the spread in the last 10 games versus the Bills, 5-0 straight-up in the last five games versus the Bills, and 3-7 straight-up in the last 10 visits to Buffalo.

Trends for Bills fans who bet on the NFL: 1-3-1 against the spread in the last five games, 6-3 straight-up in the last nine games, 6-3 against the spread and 7-2 straight-up in the last nine home games, 1-9 against the spread in the last 10 games versus the Steelers, 0-5 straight-up in the last five games versus the Steelers, and 7-3 straight-up in the last 10 games hosting the Steelers.

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