Free Pick: Bolts-Steelers
Two teams expected to possibly appear in the AFC Championship Game this year meet when the San Diego Chargers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Steelers a -5 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 42 total points.
The Chargers have been one of the most inconsistent teams this season and even though the Steelers are coming off a loss, they’re awfully tough to beat in Pittsburgh. And with a relatively healthy Ben Roethlisberger and Willie Parker, the Steelers’ offense should be at full strength this weekend.
The Steelers are an impressive 8-2 against the spread vs. San Diego since 1992 and 7-3 straight up against the Chargers since 1992. The Steelers are also 4-1 against the spread in Pittsburgh since 1992 and 4-1 straight up against the Chargers in Pittsburgh since 1992.
While the Chargers are averaging 27.1 points per game this season offensively, they’re also giving up 24.2 PPG on defense. That doesn’t bode well against a Steeler team scoring an average of 22 PPG and only allowing 15.6 PPG defensivly. The Steelers are only allowing 69.2 yards per game on the ground and 171.1 YPG threw the air, as opposed to a San Diego team surrounding almost 265 passing YPG.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 11 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers game is
PITTSBURGH STEELERS -5
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
San Diego Chargers 13
Pittsburgh Steelers 23
We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (42 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
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Posted: 11/16/08 9:00 AM ET