NFL football gambling fans continue to see the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of the top betting on NFL football favorites to make the playoffs and contend for the AFC title.
The Steelers will host the Patriots on NBC Sunday Night Football with a starting time of 8:25 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Pittsburgh as a 4.5 point favorite.
The New England Patriots have a NFL betting record of 6-2 straight up and 4-3-1 against the spread with 6 off their games going over the total. The Patriots are coming off a 34-14 blowout loss against a losing Cleveland Browns team in which they were 4 point favorites.
Peyton Hills chewed up and spit out the retooled Patriots defense with 184 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. Cleveland ended up with 230 yards on the ground and that is not a good sign going into Pittsburgh and their strong running game.
New England’s offense has performed well and ranks 2nd for scoring while the defense ranks 29th overall and must improve if the Patriots are to achieve their championship aspirations. The Patriots are tied with the Jets for first place in the AFC East.
Tom Brady has a 95.7 QB rating and a 14/4 touchdown/interception ratio while averaging 7 yards per attempt.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a NFL gambling record of 6-2 straight up and 5-3 against the spread with 4 of their games going over the total. The Steelers are coming off a 27-21 win at Cincinnati on Monday night and are tied with Baltimore for first place in the AFC North.
Pittsburgh ranks 16th in offensive scoring and 4th in overall defense while ranking best in the NFL for points allowed.
Rashard Mendenhall is having a fine season at running back with 702 yards and a 4.2 yards per carry average with 7 touchdowns while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has also been sharp as he has a 96.8 quarterback rating and a 6/3 touchdown interception ratio with an 8.4 yards per attempt average.
The Patriots have gotten the money in 5 of their last 6 NFL football gambling matchups at Pittsburgh and the dog has paid out in 8 of the last 10 meetings in this series, which has gone over the total 4 straight times in Pittsburgh.