NFL football gambling excitement is high in Pittsburgh was well as the Steelers have the makings of a complete betting on NFL football commodity that can go all the way.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game with a start time on CBS set for 6:35 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Pittsburgh as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 38.5.
This is the second football betting matchup of the season between these two teams as the Jets scored a 22-17 win at Heinz Field over the Steelers on December 19 as 3.5 point dogs with the game sneaking over the total of 36.
The Jets held on for victory as they stopped a late Steelers rally in which Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drove his team to the 10 yard line from his own 8 but a final pass into the end zone fell incomplete. New York’s Brad Smith had a 97 yard kickoff return that proved to be the difference in the game.
New York has paid out in 8 of their last 9 games as a road dog of a field goal or less. The Jets have gotten the money in 4 of their last 5 road playoff games and have covered 4 of their last 5 post season football gambling matchups overall.
The Jets have proven to be an excellent value on the road with 12 payouts in their last 16 away games and they have covered 9 of their last 13 games versus teams with a winning record.
Pittsburgh is a tough conference championship gambling commodity as they have paid out in 8 of their last 9 playoff games and have covered 4 of their last 5 games overall as a favorite. Pittsburgh has struggled with this type of line however as they have gotten the money in just 7 of their last 29 games as a favorite of a field goal or less.