NFL Bettors Pick Steelers-9.5 Over Rams on Thursday Night Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:44
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Bettors Pick Steelers

Going into Thursday Night's game with the beaten and broken St. Louis Rams, the Pittsburgh Steelers are huge point spread favorites according to bettors. Despite playing on the road and being -9.5 point spread favorites, bettors overwhelmingly support the Steelers.

As of Tuesday morning, current NFL public betting information was showing that 74% of almost 46,000 point spread bets that had been placed were in support of Pittsburgh -9.5.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog opened betting on this game listing the Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5 point spread betting line favorites over the St. Louis Rams. The over/under odds opened at 44 total points according to Bodog oddsmakers. Current betting line information shows Pittsburgh at -9.5 and the over/under at 44.

Our game simulation from AccuScore shows that Pittsburgh is a 78% favorite over St. Louis who is 21%. The average final score in this simulation is the Pittsburgh Steelers 27.2 and the St. Louis Rams 17.1. AccuScore is a computer based game simulation forecast which plays each game 10,000 times.

Pittsburgh is 9-5 through week 15 and 7-7 against the point spread (ATS). Offensively, the Steelers are putting up 23.6 ppg on 325 total offensive yards per game. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing opponents 15.6 ppg on 258 total offensive yards per game.

St. Louis is 3-11 through week 15 and 4-9 against the point spread (ATS). Offensively the Rams are putting up 15.7 ppg on 300.7 total offensive yards per game. Defensively, St. Louis is allowing opponents 24.9 ppg on 329.4 total offensive yards per game.

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The Nods:

Public - Pittsburgh

Oddsmakers - Pittsburgh

AccuScore - Pittsburgh

Offense - Pittsburgh

Defense - Pittsburgh

Our Pick - Pittsburgh -9

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