Chiefs vs. Steelers Odds
The busy Sunday NFL schedule closes out tonight when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30PM ET on NBC.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Steelers are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Chiefs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. The Steelers have won three of the last four against KC, but the Chiefs are 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings and the two have hit the under in four straight encounters.
The Steelers are coming off a 34-3 loss at Philadelphia last week in what was a shocking lopsided performance. Pittsburgh was outgained 426-251 in the loss and held to just 29 rushing yards. The Steelers hope that improves with the return of Le’Veon Bell to the lineup. He is done serving his three-game suspension. Despite last week’s showing, Pittsburgh is still averaging 21.7 points and 372 yards per game on offense. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 816 yards and six touchdowns while Antonio Brown has 24 receptions for 305 yards and two scores. Defensively, Pitt has been struggling, giving up 22 points and 407.3 yards per game. The Steelers are giving up 332 yards per game through the air.
Kansas City is coming off a 24-3 win over the Jets last week to improve to 2-1 overall and 1-2 against the spread. The Chiefs are averaging just 353.3 yards per game on offense this season, but that also should get a boost this week with Jamaal Charles set to make his season debut. Charles has been recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during the 2015 season. Alex Smith has been his usual steady self to lead the offense, throwing for 786 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, KC is giving up just 16.3 points and 356 yards per game this season. They have forced 10 turnovers already, including eight interceptions. However, KC has struggled somewhat against the run, giving up over 120 yards per game.