|NFL Picks: Steelers at Jaguars Odds & Over Under Totals|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 05 October 2008 04:00|
Jaguars Small Favs
Kickoff: 8:15 PM ET NBC
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Jacksonville as a 4-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 62% of bettors favor the Jaguars -4 against the Steelers.
Top Trends for this game:
PITTSBURGH is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
JACKSONVILLE is 22-9 ATS (+12.1 Units) in home games off a win against a division rival since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 38-20 ATS (+16.0 Units) in October games since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 43-24 ATS (+16.6 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
Head-to-Head Series History
JACKSONVILLE is 2-1 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
JACKSONVILLE is 3-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries:
[LB] Donovan Woods expected to miss - Hamstring - 09/24/08
[DT] Casey Hampton expected to miss. - Groin - 09/22/08
[CB] Deshea Townsend missed last game %27?%27 - Heel - 09/21/08
[QB] Charlie Batch IR - Collarbone - 08/30/08
(!) [QB] Ben Roethlisberger left last game %27?%27 - Hand - 09/21/08
[DE] Brett Keisel expected to miss up to two months - Calf - 09/15/08
(!) [RB] Willie Parker is expected to miss - Knee - 09/23/08
[P] Daniel Sepulveda IR - Knee - 07/30/08
[C] Brad Meester is expected to miss 8-10 weeks. - Bicep - 08/09/08
[OG] Maurice Williams IR - Bicep - 09/08/08
[OG] Vince Manuwai IR - Knee - 09/08/08
[LB] Justin Durant missed last game %27?%27 - Leg - 09/21/08
[CB] Scott Starks IR - Knee - 09/24/08
[OT] Richard Collier reserve/non-football injury list - Upper Body - 09/02/08
[S] Reggie Nelson left last game, "?" - Knee - 09/22/08
[WR] Dennis Northcutt left last game, "?" - Leg - 09/22/08
[WR] Jerry Porter missed last game %27?%27 - Hamstring - 09/21/08
The Steelers are coming off an emotional win at home against the Ravens, but it was a game they easily could have lost. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been banged up with an injured hand and shoulder, which doesn’t bode well as he faces another tough defense this week in Jacksonville. Speaking of the Jaguars, their past two wins haven’t been pretty, but they’ve gotten the job done and appear to be back on track. They’ve also played the Steelers incredibly well over the past couple years and we love the home field advantage. As long as that running game continues to make progress with an injured offensive line, Jacksonville should edge Pittsburgh out this weekend. We predict the Jaguars over the Steelers 24-20.
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