Colts vs. Steelers Week 16 Prediction
The reeling Steelers find themselves listed as 1.5-point home underdogs on Sunday to the visiting Colts at 1:00 p.m. ET. Is Pittsburgh a good bet to snap its three-game winning streak or will Indianapolis continue its ascent to the top of the AFC South with another win?
465 Indianapolis Colts (-1.5) at 466 Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5); o/u 45
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 27, 2020
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Indianapolis Colts DFS Spin
Philip Rivers completed 22-of-28 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 27-20, Week 15 win over the Texans. Rivers hit his fantasy floor and nothing more. After three weeks of reviving T.Y. Hilton, Rivers, for whatever reason, was looking Zach Pascal's way early and often, finding his No. 3 wideout for 5/79/2. Frustrating for fantasy managers, but it's what the Texans were giving Rivers. Averaging nearly eight yards per attempt while mostly avoiding turnovers, Rivers is doing what he needs to do to guide the Colts to the postseason. He will not be an upside option for the fantasy finals against the Steelers in Week 16.
Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Spin
Ben Roethlisberger has the third lowest adjusted completion rate on deep passes this season. Accounting for drops, Roethlisberger has completed 32.8 percent of his passes over 20 yards this year, per Pro Football Focus. That's the third lowest rate among quarterbacks who have played at least half their teams offensive snaps in 2020. Roethlisberger, especially in recent weeks, has been wildly inaccurate at times, raising questions about his comeback from offseason elbow surgery. He completed just 52.5 percent of his passes during Monday night's shocking loss to the Bengals. Roethlisberger -- who has seen the least pressure among all QBs this season -- has been less than serviceable for fantasy purposes of late, scoring less than 14 fantasy points in three of his past four outings. The aged veteran won't be more than a mid-range QB2 in Week 16 against the Colts.
Colts vs. Steelers Betting Prediction
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 4-1 in the Colts’ last five road games, is 9-3 in their last 12 games as a road favorite and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games overall. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Steelers’ last five games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game and despite Pittsburgh’s issues offensively, this total has been set too low for this matchup.
NFL WEEK 16 BETTING PREDICTION: COLTS/STEELERS OVER 44.5