New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 15 Betting Odds:
vs. Steelers +2.5(+102)
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Patriots vs. Steelers Pick:
When you look at how the Patriots lost last week, one would immediately believe that they have to respond in a big way. However, the Steelers lost to the Raiders, so on the opposite side, one could argue that the Steelers are due to bounce back at home. Someone has to win here, well, there could always be a tie, so I should be careful with that comment.
Last week was a sandwich game for the Steelers. They had the Chargers on Sunday Night Football the previous week, and then they had the Raiders on deck with the Patriots looming the following week. In other words, it was a surprising loss for the Steelers, but not the craziest loss ever. Pittsburgh were already looking ahead to the Patriots and believed the Raiders were going to be a walkthrough.
Ben Roethlisberger is having a fine season despite the Steelers playoff chances up in the air. He’s thrown for 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a 97.4 QB rating. The Steelers’ offense is 4th in the NFL with 408.1 yards per game. They’ve also recorded 28.2 points per game. Heinz Field has been friendly to them, with a whopping 37.3 points scored per game. After a dud last week, expect the Steelers to get back into a groove against the 22nd best secondary in the league.
The Patriots are right behind the Steelers with 397.1 yards per game. Tom Brady has tossed 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. His QB rating is slightly higher than Roethlisberger’s at 98.2. In ten games against the Steelers, he’s been flawless against their defense.
Brady has passed for 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions with a 111.8 QB rating in his career against the Steelers. In his previous seven outings, he’s passed for 20 touchdowns and just 1 interception on the Steelers. Expect Brady and Roethlisberger to shine in this important matchup. After bad losses in Week 14, this is going to be an entertaining affair that comes down to the 4th quarter. I’d opt for the OVER in a game that likely hits 30-27 or 33-26.