Free NFL Divisional Prediction: Steelers vs Broncos
NFL Divisional playoff betting sees the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Denver Broncos on Sunday January 17th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
NFL Divisional Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-6) vs. Denver Broncos (12-4)
Date: Sunday January 17th
Time: 4:40 PM
Venue: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado.
ATS Betting Lines: Denver Broncos -6.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Broncos -270
NFL Betting Total: 40.5
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Steelers were at the center of one of the most dramatic endings in quite some time during Wild Card Weekend.
Pittsburgh will once again try to go on the road and steal another win when they take on the top seed in the AFC, the Denver Broncos.
Denver defeated Cincinnati in Week 16 to secure a first round bye and eventually clinched the top seed as they had identical records with the Bengals and Patriots, but held the tie breaker.
This one will feature two of the best QBs in the game as Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger battle it out.
If there was ever a 6 seed that was going to make a cinderella type run in the NFL Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly make a strong case for being that team.
The Steelers were one first down away from being eliminated from the playoffs, but luck was on their side as Jeremy Hill coughed up the football, giving them one more chance. After a 4th down conversion, the Bengals were eventually flagged for unnecessary roughness.
In utter shock, the Bengals sideline erupted. Pacman Jones was then flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, putting Pittsburgh in field goal range. They kicked the game winning field and were literally given the Wild Card game.
They’ll now turn their attention to the Denver Broncos, a team they recently beat in Pittsburgh with Brock Osweiler under center.
Pittsburgh trailed by as many as 14, but behind a 2nd half comeback, Pittsburgh prevailed by 7. Ben Roethlisberger finished 40 of 55 for 380 yards and had 3 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. WR Antonio Brown had a field day as he finished with 16 receptions for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Broncos have had a very gut check season and they’ve delivered in every single way.
Peyton Manning was not the same Manning we’ve seen in the past, but the Broncos still raced out of the gates and found ways to win. It wasn’t pretty at times, but whether it be a big defensive stop or a needed first down, they delivered.
Then things got real tough on them as Peyton Manning went down with an injury leaving Brock Osweiler under center. Osweiler delivered in every way possible and set the Broncos up with a huge Week 16 matchup against Cincinnati at home.
A Broncos win would secure a first round bye. A Broncos lost could potentially put them out of the playoffs. Brock Osweiler led a 4th quarter comeback and Denver recovered an Andy Dalton fumble in overtime to secure the first round bye.
Denver secured the overall number 1 seed with a win in their final game against the Chargers 27-20. It will be Peyton Manning this week who will get the nod as the veteran will have one more shot at grabbing a title with Denver.
Brock Osweiler will be on call whether due to an injury or struggle from Manning.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Steelers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Divisional Playoffs games.
- Steelers are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games in January.
- Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in January.
- Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Divisional Playoffs games.
4* Free NFL Divisional Round Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh ATS
Playing in Denver will be a tough feat for teams. The weather combined with the mile high air and the crowd won’t be fun. However, Pittsburgh has played well and will have a chance to win this game.
NFL Free Divisional Round Score Prediction: Denver 27- Pittsburgh 24
The Steelers have their chances down the stretch, but fall just short.
We’ll be providing 4* free NFL predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NFL Football picks!
CappersPicks.com has NFL odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NFL lines up for early games as well.