Patriots vs. Steelers NFL Week 8 Odds
(The Spread) – The game of the week in the NFL takes place in Pittsburgh this Sunday as the Steelers host the Patriots at 4:15PM ET.
NEW ENGLAND: Since their 34-31 loss to the Bills in Week 3 the Patriots haven’t missed a beat. They’ve won three straight and covered in two of those games as Wes Welker has racked up six touchdowns and Tom Brady 2,163 passing yards. New England sits one game ahead of Buffalo in the AFC East standings and if they don’t want the Bills to catch them this Sunday, the Pats need a big effort on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH: The Steelers are also on a three-game winning streak with home wins over the Titans and Jaguars and a road victory against the Cardinals last Sunday. With Baltimore’s loss to the Jaguars on Monday night, Pittsburgh has sole possession of first place in the AFC North. Ben Roethlisberger has 1,937 passing yards on the season while Mike Wallace has a team-high five touchdowns.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the visiting Patriots as 3-point favorites over the Steelers, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 52.5 points. New England owns a 2-1 road record while Pittsburgh is a perfect 3-0 at home this year.
TRENDS: The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and 7-1 in the last eight meetings overall. The Patriots are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games versus the Steelers and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall against Pittsburgh. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings but the underdog is 9-2 ATRS in the last 11 meetings.