Pittsburgh Vs Indianapolis Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

Pittsburgh Vs Indianapolis Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

Pittsburgh Vs Indianapolis Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

The Week 12 NFL Pittsburgh Vs Indy spread favors the Steelers when they hit the road to face the Colts in the final of three NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. The battle kicks-off Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 PM from Lucas Oil Stadium. 

Pittsburgh is 5-5 both straight up and against the spread. Indianapolis is 5-5 straight up. The Colts are 5-4 against the spread this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Indianapolis Colts Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

Week 12 NFL Pittsburgh Vs Indy spread opened with the Steelers as 2.5-point favorites. With news breaking today that Colts’ QB Andrew Luck is in concussion protocol, the Thanksgiving Day football spread has shot up to Steelers -9.

What: Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET 
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Steelers -9
Game Total: 53.5
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis

Bet on Pittsburgh -9 Because…

Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck is likely to miss this game. Luck is part of the NFL’s concussion protocol this week. Rumor has it there’s no way he’ll get a go signal before this game on Thursday night. That’s why the Steelers went from 2.5-point favorites to –9. Without Luck, most football handicappers are wondering how the Colts will score points on Thanksgiving Day.

Pittsburgh certainly won’t display any sympathy for the Colts. It had to play New England last month without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and predictably lost. That was one of four straight losses that dropped the Steelers under .500.

They snapped their losing streak by beating the Browns last week. The Steelers constructed four drives of at least 11 plays at Cleveland, but settled for field goals on three of them as a spate of mistakes helped stall them out. They will have to finish their long drives with 7-points to cover the spread versus the Colts.

"We have to clean some things up from a detail standpoint when we get into the red zone," running back LeVeon Bell said. "We got away with it (against Cleveland) but other games we may not. We’ll watch the film and see what we have to clean up. The details have to be better."

Bet on Indianapolis +9 Because…

If Luck is a no go, Scott Tolzien will run the Colts offense in this critical game. Since 2013 when Tolzien started two games in place of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay he has tossed one pass, completing it last year for four yards. Barring a stunningly quick recovery by Luck, Tolzien will need to throw many more passes in this one.

"We’ve got a guy that comes to work every single day and prepares like a starter ever since he’s been in this building," Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano said. "He understands and knows this offense and if that’s the case, he’ll go out and play winning football."

Pittsburgh Vs Indianapolis ATS Pick

The Colts aren’t even a good team without QB Andrew Luck. But, I think that the point spread is out of control in this match up. Even though Pittsburgh has all the advantages on paper, 9 points is an awful lot to give up to a home team playing on Thanksgiving Day.

Indianapolis doesn’t have much of a defense. Then again, neither do the Steelers. Tolzien won’t have to go mano y mano with Big Ben if the Colts can get the rushing attack going.

RB Frank Gore just needs to be serviceable, 3.5 to 4.0 yards per carry, for the Colts to be in this game until the fourth quarter. I might be making a mistake but I can’t do it. I can’t give the Indianapolis Colts 9 points.

I must side with Indy to beat Pittsburgh against the spread on Nov. 24.

My final score prediction is Pittsburgh 24, Indianapolis 20.