Steelers vs. Chargers Prediction
Will the Steelers cover as a 5.5-point road underdog on Sunday night when they visit the Chargers at 8:20 p.m. ET? Or will the inconsistent Chargers come through for bettors against the banged-up Steelers?
475 Pittsburgh Steelers (+5.5) at 476 Los Angeles Chargers (-5.5); o/u 47.5
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 21, 2021
SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Spin
Ben Roethlisberger (reserve/COVID-19) has been cleared to play in Week 11 against the Chargers. Roethlisberger won't travel with the team but has been activated ahead of Sunday night. This wasn't a lock with Roethlisberger testing positive last Saturday and having eight days to get cleared. Roethlisberger took part in virtual meetings this week despite not practicing and is expected to start. The Steelers’ passing offense struggled with Mason Rudolph under center in Week 10's tie with the Lions, averaging under five yards per pass play. Roethlisberger's return likely means fewer carries for Najee Harris but upgrades Diontae Johnson's matchup.
Los Angeles Chargers DFS Spin
Justin Herbert was added to the Chargers' Thursday injury report with an oblique injury but practiced in full. While the "full" designation is reassuring, there is an outside chance it is merely the result of Herbert getting dinged up at the end of practice. We will learn a lot more on Friday when the Chargers release their official Week 11 injury designations. If Herbert remains full, he will be good to go vs. Pittsburgh. If he is downgraded to "limited," we will have a "will he or won't he?" The odds are that Herbert is probably fine and good to go. Stay tuned.
NFL Week 11 Betting Prediction
The Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against the Chargers, while the underdog is a perfect 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings as well. The Chargers, meanwhile, are 5-12-1 against the spread in their last 18 games as a home favorite, 18-39-1 against the number in their last 58 home games and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games played in the month of November.
NFL WEEK 11 PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH STEELERS +5.5