Tom Brady: New England Patriots QB Faces Off Against the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
Sunday, 11/3/13, 4:25 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: New England -7
Current Betting Line: New England -5.5
Opening Total: 43
Current Total: 43
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Pittsburgh had its two-game winning streak snapped last Sunday, as it suffered a 21-18 defeat to the Oakland Raiders as 2.5-point road favorites, while going UNDER the betting total for a third consecutive contest. “Our record is our record,” commented Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers have been mediocre at best offensively during the 2013 NFL campaign, as it ranks 27th in averaging 17.9 points per game, which is important to consider when making your NFL betting picks in Week 9. Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU and 3-6-1 ATS as an underdog the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 6-4 in that situation.
The Steelers need quarterback Ben Roethlisberger go to bounce back from last week’s performance, as the completed 29 of 45 passes for 275 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He’ll be facing off against a defense that has seven of its 10 interceptions at Gillette Stadium—something to consider when looking over the pro football odds page.
New England improved to 6-2 after scoring 24 unanswered points in the second half to pick up a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins as 6.5-point home favorites, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive week. The Patriots are a combined 23-1 at home in the second half of the regular season since 2010, while posting an NFL-best 35-13 record in the month of November in 2001. It’s important to point out that the team has outscored its eight opponents by just 35 points. New England is 8-1 SU and 5-4 ATS as home favorites of 3.5 to 7 points the last two-plus seasons.
The Patriots are 77-15 at home during the regular season since 2002, while they’ve allowed just 17.0 points per game in that particular situation. New England is 11-15 overall against Pittsburgh when including the postseason, but 6-3 under the direction of long term head coach Bill Belichick. Quarterback Tom Brady owns a 6-2 overall record in the series, with 16 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Sports bettors will likely back the Patriots due to the Steelers being 3-8 ATS in their last 11 overall games.
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