Free Week 8 NFL Prediction: Steelers vs Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Week 8 Handicapping
(5-2) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions (3-3)
Date: Sunday October 29th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Week 8 ATS Betting Lines: Steelers -3
NFL Week 8 Moneyline Odds: Steelers -155, Lions +135
Week 8 NFL Betting Total: 45
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Yet again the Steelers might be the best team in the AFC. They are really yo-yoing this season.
The Lions are not the best anything but they have as good a shot as winning their division as any other team.
Pittsburgh is coming off a tidy win and seems to be finally hitting their stride. If so they should roll.
Detroit is coming off a bye so you have to think they should be well prepared.
It seems like the Steelers have finally gotten the message, that being too feature the running game.
They have won back to back games and three of four with Le’Veon Bell rushing for more than 130 yards in each of those victories.
When Bell is applying his unique running style it is so much easier to Big Ben to look like he is defying the sands of time.
It helps to have Antonio Brown to feature but now it looks like they have another ego at the receiver position. Martavis Bryant is whining about not getting the ball but it probably won’t have an impact.
Pittsburgh has their offense humming now after a few fits and starts over the first month.
The defense does not feel Steel Curtain but the numbers are there. They are third in points allowed and strong across the board.
I think what they are lacking is that one superlative player, they are more in that no-name mold.
They do have three players with four sacks so they are good at scheming to produce mismatches.
Detroit comes off the bye at .500 but if you watch them play they could probably just as easily be 1-5 or 5-1. The margin is always pretty slim with the Lions.
I bet you didn’t know that the top scorer on the team was Darren Fells (tied with Marvin Jones). This group is desperate for somebody who can make a big play.
Without them it forces Matthew Stafford to be near perfect. He is not a dink and dunk artist he is more of the modern Brett Favre.
He keeps the passing game respectable while the running game is pretty feeble.
Detroit does not have the defensive numbers of the Steelers but they are pretty good at taking the ball away with 9 interceptions through three games.
They may have to sell out to stop the run which will put pressure on their secondary.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in Steelers last 9 games in Week 8.
- Under is 13-2-1 in Steelers last 16 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 12-2 in Steelers last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.
- Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 8.
- Under is 4-0 in Lions last 4 games following a bye week.
- Under is 4-0 in Lions last 4 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Steelers -3
Detroit will play well enough to keep this game close but that lack of defensive pressure will make it hard to complete a comeback.
NFL Free Week 8 Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 31 – Detroit Lions 21
The backdoor could definitely ruin this one but as long as that number stays where it is there is a lot to like.
Pittsburgh will continue their SU and ATS roll.
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