NFL Free Pick: DAL/PIT
The Dallas Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives, but they have a tough task this in Week 14 as they head to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Steelers -3 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 40 total points.
Key Trend: The Cowboys are just 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games on the road, while the over has covered in 17 of their last 25 games on the road.
Key Stat: The Steelers are allowing just 14.2 points per game, 166.8 passing yards a game and 71.2 running yards a game this season.
Game Outlook: Keep an eye on the injury report this week because if Marion Barber (toe injury) can’t go for the Cowboys, their running game takes a major hit. Even with Barber, the Steelers’ run defense is outstanding and don’t surrender many rushing touchdowns. If the Cowboys are one-dimensional in this game, they’re going to be soundly beat. Tony Romo and the rest of the Dallas’ offense has been fantastic this year, but the Steelers force opposing quarterbacks to make mistakes and turnovers will play a huge role in this game. If Pittsburgh gets ahead early, don’t expect them to rest back. They’ll stay aggressive throughout, which should make for a good over bet with the total set at just 40.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 14 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers game is
PITTSBURGH STEELERS -3
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Pittsburgh Steelers 24
Dallas Cowboys 17
We also predict that this game will GO OVERTHE TOTAL (40 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/7/08 11:00AM ET