Patriots vs. Steelers Total Pick
Will Sunday's key showdown between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers turn into a high-scoring affair?
Matchup: Patriots (10-3) at Steelers (11-2)
TV: CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET
Line: Patriots -3
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 53.5 points after hitting the board at 54. The Steelers, meanwhile, are 3-point home underdogs to beat the Patriots, who opened as a 1-point favorite.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Patriots are receiving 52% of the betting tickets and 64% of the money is also on New England.
INJURY REPORT: The Patriots have several players out for the season, including Marcus Cannon (ankle), Nate Ebner (knee), Don’t'a Hightower (chest), and Cyrus Jones (knee). Kyle Van Noy, meanwhile, is questionable for Sunday with a calf injury.
On the other side, Vance McDonald (shoulder) is questionable, as is receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring). Ryan Shazier (back) is out for the year, while Marcus Gilbert is out due to a suspension. The team could get back cornerback Joe Haden, who is questionable to return from a leg injury.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and has cashed in nine of the last 13 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 7-1 in the Patriots' last eight games when playing on a Sunday following a Monday night. The over is 5-2 in the Pats' last seven games played in Week 15.
On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Steelers' last four games overall, is 4-0 in their last four home games, and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a win. In their last five games played in December, the over is also 4-1.
NFL WEEK 15 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: PATRIOTS/STEELERS OVER 53.5