The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills face off this week amid their late season playoff pushes. The NFL Week 14 betting spread favors the Steelers by 2-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 11th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from New Era Field in Buffalo, New York.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Buffalo Bills Odds & Betting Advice
What: Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Buffalo Bills (6-6)
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Buffalo, NY
Stadium: New Era Field
Spread: Steelers -2
Moneyline: Pittsburgh -128 vs Buffalo +108
Game Total: 47
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Buffalo
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat The Bills
The Steelers have won three straight after a four-game losing streak to move into a tie with Baltimore atop the AFC North standings and within one game of Denver for the final Wild Card spot. They currently are 7-5 SU and ATS this season. They beat the NY Giants 24-14 last week. They average 24.0 points per game (12th) and give up 19.7 points per game (7th).
Pittsburgh averages 264.6 passing yards per game (8th). QB Ben Roethlisberger (3034 yards, 25 TDs & 8 INTs) has thrown eight touchdowns and just one interception in the last four weeks. WR Antonio Brown continues to be unstoppable in this offense. He has caught six touchdowns in the last five games. The Steelers average 102.3 rushing yards per game (18th). RB Le’Veon Bell (180 car, 817 yards, 3 TDs) has recorded 100+ yards in every game over the last three week. He had 118 rushing yards against the NY Giants.
"It’s December football," the Steelers running back said. "We understand everybody is fighting for position. We just want to get the job done. That’s all there is to it."
The Steelers have the 14th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 256.0 passing yards per game (19th) and 92.0 rushing yards (6th). Pittsburgh has 26 sacks this season (14th). Lawrence Timmons leads the team with 89 tackles and James Harrison with 5.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Steelers
The Buffalo Bills are in the playoff hunt going 6-6 SU and 5-6-1 ATS. They lost to the Oakland Raiders last week by a 38-24 score. They average 25.4 points per game (9th) and allow 22.8 points per game (17th).
"We gotta win every one of them," said Bills HC Rex Ryan about the Bills last four games.
The Bills average 181.5 passing yards per game (32nd). QB Tyrod Taylor (2292 yards, 11 TDs & 5 INTs) is a dual threat quarterback. WR Robert Woods (42 rec, 493 yards, 1 TD) is the team leader in receptions and yards. Wood’s numbers are far from impressive. WR Sammy Watkins (12 rec, 181 yards, 0 TDs) continues to return to form after missing most of the season with a foot injury. He had three catches for 38 yards against Oakland.
Buffalo has the 12th-ranked total defense in the league. They allow 230.0 passing yards per game (8th) and 116.3 rushing yards per game (26th). The Bills have 33 sacks this season (3rd). Zach Brown has 116 tackles and Lorenzo Alexander has 10.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Buffalo is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Buffalo is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Buffalo is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Buffalo
- Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Buffalo Bills Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public and sharps are all over the Steelers, who have overcome their midseason slump and won (and covered) three straight to get back in the playoff picture.
My final score prediction is Pittsburgh 31, Buffalo 20.