This Steelers Trend Will Make You Want to Bet the Over/Under This Sunday
Hammering the over might not be the best decision in this matchup
Steelers (7-5) at Cardinals (3-8)
PIT -2.5, O/U 43.5, Sunday December 8th, 4:25pm EST
Since the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, producing points has been an issue. Who would have thought? Duck Hodges (best current name in the NFL?) will make a second-consecutive start at quarterback for Pittsburgh as they travel across the country to take on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. The over/under is listed at 43.5, but there are a couple reasons to believe that betting the under might be the more logical wager. Take a look at these two trends:
- The UNDER is 6-0 when the Steelers have played a team with a losing record this season. (Average score: Opponent 17.3, Steelers 16.7)
So far this year the Steelers' defense has put the clamps on sub-par teams. Their offense has done just enough to get the win, but not enough to blow teams away. The Steelers' defense ranks 6th in points against this year giving up an average of 18 points per game, 5th in overall yards against, 12th in rushing yards against, and 7th in passing yards against. This weekend they match up against the 3-9 Arizona Cardinals, but will the trend continue?
Beating bad teams and limiting their scoring isn't something new for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is something that has been happening for the last two seasons. Check out the full trend below. The under has hit in the last four Steelers' games this season and with this trend in mind it may be advantageous to take a long look at the over/under line before betting.
- In the second half of the season over the last two years, the UNDER is 7-0 when the Steelers have played a team with a losing record. (Average score: Opponent 17.3, Pittsburgh 16.7)