2013 NFL on CBS Week 16 Odds & Point Spread: Steelers vs. Packers Print
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Friday, 20 December 2013 17:00
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Steelers vs. Packers Odds

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GREEN BAY, WI (The Spread) – The Green Bay Packers look to stay in the NFC North playoff hunt without Aaron Rodgers on Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:25PM ET on CBS.

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Green Bay is 7-6-1 overall, 4-2-1 at home and 6-8 against the spread. Pittsburgh is 6-8 overall, 2-5 on the road and 7-7 against the spread. Pittsburgh has won three of its last four against Green Bay.

Trends show that the Packers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 home games while Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on grass. These two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Green Bay is the slight favorite at home, as the Packers have odds of -2.5 points against Pittsburgh. The over/under total for this game has been set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game were just released today, so they have not changed.

Green Bay is coming off a miraculous 37-36 win at Dallas last week when it was down 23 points at halftime. The Packers have now won two straight, each by one point, to control their own destiny for a NFC North title. Green Bay is averaging 397.3 yards per game on offense while allowing 376.3 yards per game on defense. Matt Flynn has thrown for 914 yards and six touchdowns in his few starts this season while Eddie Lacy has rushed for 1,028 yards and eight scores this year. The defense is being led by Clay Matthews, who has 38 tackles with 6.5 sacks.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 30-20 win over the Bengals last week at home. The Steelers are out of the playoff picture, but still have been playing tough for the last month and a half. Pittsburgh is averaging 340.3 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is giving up 338 yards per contest. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 3,915 yards and 25 touchdowns to lead the offense while Antonio Brown has caught 95 passes for 1,307 yards and eight scores. The defense is being led by Jason Worilds, who has 60 tackles with seven sacks.

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In terms of Injuries, Green Bay receiver Randall Cobb (knee) is questionable to play while linebacker Brad Jones (ankle) is questionable as well. Pittsburgh receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) are also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently unavailable with the odds coming out just this afternoon.

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