|2013 NFL on CBS Week 6 Odds, Spread & Total: Steelers vs. Jets|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 09 October 2013 17:00|
Steelers vs. Jets Odds
New York is 3-2 on the season, 2-0 at home and 4-1 against the spread. Pittsburgh is 0-4 overall, 0-2 on the road and 0-4 against the spread. The home team has won seven of the last eight in this series.
Trends show that the Steelers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 conference games while New York is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games in October and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games on fieldturf.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Jets are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -1 point against the Steelers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Steelers favored by 2.5 points. The spread quickly moved into the Jets favor, by as many as 2.5 points, before settling at New York -1. The over/under total for the game opened a 40 points and slowly moved up to 41.5.
The Jets are coming off a surprising 30-28 win at Atlanta on Monday night. New York has been getting better offensively, now averaging 350.6 yards per game. The defense has also been decent, holding opponents to just 289 yards per game. Geno Smith has been improving as a rookie quarterback. He now has 1,289 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Bilal Powell has rushed for 330 yards and a score. Muhammad Wilkerson has four sacks to lead this defense.
Pittsburgh is coming off a bye week, but fell to Minnesota, 34-27, in London two weeks ago. The Steelers have had three of their four losses come by 10 points or less. The defense hasn’t been too bad, allowing just 321.8 yards per game One issue with the unit is turnovers, as it has failed to record one in four games. However, the offense has been a shell of itself, posting just 341.3 yards per game overall and only 58 rushing yards per game, which ranks 31st in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,231 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense,
In terms of Injuries, Pittsburgh receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) is questionable for the game. New York cornerback Dee Milliner (hamstring) and receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Jets, as New York is getting 51% of the wagers with odds of -1 points against Pittsburgh on Sunday.