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Lions vs. Steelers Odds

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PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) – The Detroit Lions hope to extend their lead in the NFC North on Sunday when they hit the road to face the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Detroit is 6-3 on the season, 3-2 on the road and 5-4 against the spread. Pittsburgh is 3-6 overall, 2-2 at home and 3-6 against the spread. The Steelers have won seven of their last eight meetings with the Lions.

Trends show that the Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games against a team with a losing record and these two have hit the over in their last four meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Lions are the slim favorite on the road, as they have odds of -1 point against the Steelers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Detroit favored by one. The spread went to even for a short time before moving back to Detroit -1. The over/under total opened at 47.5 points and bumped up to 48 before moving back to its opening total.

Detroit is coming off a 21-19 win on the road against Chicago. The Lions now have a one-game lead in the NFC North with Chicago and Green Bay both dealing with injuries at the quarterback position. The Lions are posting over 400 yards per game on offense this year, but giving up 376.3 yards per game on defense. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 2,836 yards and 19 touchdowns while Calvin Johnson has 53 receptions for 904 yards and nine scores. DeAndre Levy has 69 tackles and five interceptions to lead the defense.

The Steelers are coming off a 23-10 win against the Bills, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Pittsburgh has been somewhat tough on defense, holding opponents to just 328.5 yards per game, while the offense is posting only 337.2 yards per game this season. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 2,534 yards and 13 touchdowns, but has 10 interceptions. Antonio Brown has caught 67 passes for 805 yards and three scores this year, while LaMarr Woodley has 33 tackles and five sacks to lead the defense.

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In terms of Injuries, Pittsburgh safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) is questionable while guard Ramon Foster (ankle) is out. Detroit tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) and defensive end Ezekial Ansah (ankle) are both questionable for the game as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Detroit, as the Lions are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -1 point at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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