Big Ben, Steelers Look to Keep Winning Ways Going Against Stafford and Lions in Week 8 Matchup on Sunday Night
Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to keep their winning ways going when they travel to Ford Field to take on Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The Week 8 Sunday night NFL betting odds favor the Steelers by a fieldgoal over the Lions.
This inter-conference clash will get underway at 8:30 PM ET while airing on NBC.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Detroit Lions SNF Expert Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Detroit Lions (3-3)
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Ford Field
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Odds: Steelers -3
Why Bet the Pittsburgh Steelers Odds at -3
Why bet the Steelers in this one? Well, the Steelers are hitting mid-season form just in time. Much of Pittsburgh’s success is thanks to their Probowl rusher. Le’Veon Bell is getting the ball, and the Steelers are setting a block and getting out of his way. He is averaging 97.7 yards per game.
Still not convinced? Heading into the matchup with the Lions in Ford Field, dome play seems to suit Ben Roethlisberger, who’s a 72.8 percent passer with 1,517 yards, seven touchdowns, two interceptions and four wins in his last five starts indoors.
Why Bet the Detroit Lions Odds at +3
Why bet the Lions in this Week 8 matchup? They are playing at home after a well deserved week off.
The Lions are eighth in the league in points per game with help from a defense that leads the NFL with 14 takeaways and nine interceptions. If Haloti Ngata and the rest of Detroit’s front seven on defense can force Big Ben into ill-advised passes maybe another 5 pick game is in store.
Pittsburgh Vs Detroit SNF Expert Pick
After their rude wake-up call against Jacksonville three weeks ago, Pittsburgh has played inspired football in each of their last two games. The Steelers are ranked a stellar third in points allowed (16.6 ppg) and I just don’t see them faltering in this contest. The Steelers are a robust 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games in the month of October, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and a bankroll-boosting 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Conversely, the Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-6 ATS in their L/7 games versus a team with a winning record. Simply put, the Steelers win this one on the road by both, keeping Stafford and the Lions’ offense in check and putting their fair share of points on the board against a Detroit defense that isn’t very scary.
Pick: Pittsburgh -3