Saints vs. Steelers Odds
Pittsburgh is 7-4 on the season, 4-1 at home and 5-6 against the spread. New Orleans is 4-7 overall, 1-4 on the road and 4-7 against the spread. The home team has won the last four games in this series.
Trends show that the Saints are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games after a loss while the Steelers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after a bye.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Pittsburgh is favored at home, as the Steelers are getting odds of -5 points against the Saints. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Steelers favored by 4 points. The spread hit a low of 3.5 before climbing up to 5. The over/under total opened at 53 points and then slowly worked its way up to 54.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 27-24 win at Tennessee prior to getting its bye week. The Steelers have won four of their last five games and trail Cincinnati by ½ a game in the AFC North. Pittsburgh is posting 406.4 yards per game on offense this season while allowing just 343.8 yards per game. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 3,270 yards and 24 touchdowns to lead the offense while Antonio Brown has added 88 receptions for 1,161 yards and nine scores. Le’Veon Bell has chipped in with 951 rushing yards and two scores while Lawrence Timmons is leading the defense with 94 tackles and two sacks.
The Saints are coming off a 34-27 loss to the Ravens. New Orleans has now lost three straight, all at home, but the team is tied with Atlanta for first place in the division. The offense is posting 433.6 yards per game this season, but the defense is allowing 377.1 yards per game. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,491 yards and 22 touchdowns this season while Jimmy Graham has caught 65 passes for 670 yards and nine scores. The defense is led by Junior Galette, who has 35 tackles with seven sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Pittsburgh nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb) are both questionable. New Orleans running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) and receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Steelers, as Pittsburgh is getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -5 points against the Saints on Sunday.