Week 9 in the NFL concludes tonight when the Pittsburgh Steelers head to our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins. Let’s check out the trends, injuries, odds, over under total and hand out a prediction.
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Washington Redskins (6-2)
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global has established Washington as a 2.5-point favorite. The over/under total has also been set at 37.
Public Betting Trends:
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 45-25 ATS (+17.5 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
WASHINGTON is 45-69 ATS (-30.9 Units) as a favorite since 1992.
[OT] Marvel Smith is "?" - Back - 10/29/08
[OG] Kendall Simmons IR - Achilles - 09/30/08
[QB] Charlie Batch IR - Collarbone - 08/30/08
(!) [RB] Willie Parker missed last game, "?" - Knee - 10/26/08
[LB] Keyaron Fox missed last game, "?" - Hamstring - 10/26/08
[P] Daniel Sepulveda IR - Knee - 07/30/08
[OL] Greg Warren IR - Leg - 10/28/08
[S] Ryan Clark is downgraded to doubtful - Shoulder - 10/28/08
[WR] Santonio Holmes is upgraded to probable - Disciplinary - 10/26/08
[CB] Bryant McFadden expected to miss next 4-6 weeks - Arm - 10/20/08
[RB] Rashard Mendenhall IR - Shoulder - 09/30/08
[DE] Alex Buzbee IR - Achilles - 09/04/08
[SS] Reed Doughty IR - Back - 10/14/08
[WR] Santana Moss is upgraded to probable - Hamstring - 10/29/08
[DE] Jason Taylor is downgraded to doubtful - Calf - 10/27/08
[RB] Ladell Betts expected to miss 2-3 weeks - Knee - 10/29/08
(!) [RB] Clinton Portis injured last game, probable - Ankle - 10/27/08
[OL] Chris Samuels missed last game, "?" - Knee - 10/26/08
(!) [QB] Jason Campbell is probable. - Calf - 10/28/08
[LB] Phillip Daniels IR - Knee - 07/21/08
[DT] Cornelius Griffin missed last game, "?" - Shoulder - 10/26/08
[CB] Shawn Springs is downgraded to doubtful - Calf - 10/27/08
[WR] Malcolm Kelly expected to miss - Ankle - 10/26/08
The Redskins have struggled in recent weeks and while the Steelers are awfully banged up, they continue to find ways to win. Pittsburgh will load up to stop Clinton Portis and the Washington running game while forcing Jason Campbell (zero interceptions on the year) to beat them through the air. Washington’s defense has played awfully well this season and likely won’t allow Ben Roethilsberger to beat them deep. Except a tough, physical football game and a low scoring affair. We predict the Steelers over the Redskins 16-14.
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Posted: 11/3/08 2:30 PM ET