Free Week 15 NFL Prediction: Patriots vs. Steelers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 15 Handicapping
(10-3) New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
Date: Sunday December 17
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Week 15 ATS Betting Lines: New England Patriots -3
NFL Week 15 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 15 NFL Betting Total: OFF
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The Patriots lost in surprising fashion on Monday night!
Still this sets up as the game of the year in the AFC with no less at stake. The winner will be considered the conference and likely Super Bowl favourite.
The loss did have some impact on what the oddsmakers think as the line has already gone down below -3.
Still the Steelers are a home dog. They have to know that is going to bring in a lot of action. It almost always does.
New England Patriots
New England lost to Miami on Monday Night Football. It was no fluke as the Dolphins beat them in every aspect of the game.
It was definitely an off day for Tom Brady. He had multiple interceptions in a game for the first time all season. He also has three straight with a pick. Concern?
The Pats got absolutely nothing done on the ground. 10 carried for 25 yards and 11 of that came on one play. There was no balance.
I am sure it didn’t help that they were without the services of Rob Gronkowski and he sat out due to a suspension. You can bet he will be hyped for this one.
They are still struggling to get the ball to Brandin Cooks. He had just one catch against Miami. It was for 38 yards. They sometimes dink and dunk too much.
The Dolphins pretty much sliced through the Patriots defense with ease on Monday night. Running or passing they were able to get what they wanted and dominated in terms of time of possession.
That type of performance does not bode well against a defense that has way better playmakers than Miami. The defense has given up yards but not many points this season.
In this one it will come down to whether they can make a few big plays to get off the field or turn the Steelers over. That has been a weakness and I am not liking the matchup for New England one bit here, especially on the road.
The Steelers narrowly extended their winning streak last week edging rival Baltimore by a point. All season long they have been putting up just enough to win even though it seems like they are capable of so much more.
I supposed it is a good sign that they scored 39 points against Ravens defense that is statistically one of the better units in the league. It was pretty much all through the air though as the running game sputtered.
Ben Roethlisberger had a monster game with 506 yards passing. Ditto for Antonio Brown who hauled in 11 balls for over 200 yards receiving.
Even though Le’veon Bell was bottled up on the ground he was a contributor with 9 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. The offense is in pretty good shape heading into this matchup.
On the flip side the Steelers have to be concerned about the fact that they gave up 39 points to a limited Ravens defense. They could not stop Alex Collins on the ground.
Joe Flacco did not have a monster day but he was able to make several big plays in the passing game – 5 different players have receptions of 20 yards or more.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Patriots last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Patriots are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games on grass.
- Under is 4-0 in Patriots last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-0 in Steelers last 4 games overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Steelers last 4 games on grass.
- Over is 4-0 in Steelers last 4 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Steelers +2.5
I am still curious about this line and wonder if it will eventually get to a pick’em. The Steelers as a home dog is pretty rare.
NFL Free Week 15 Score Prediction: Steelers 31 – Patriots 27
Neither defense is going to shut down the other in this one. Wondering if the weather will be a factor at all. If so I like the Steelers even more.
Brady is Brady but I am not sure that New England is the better team. On the road they will not have enough to beat a Steelers team that will really want this one.
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