New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 15’s Must Watch Game
Posted by: Charlie Smith
We’ve got a great playoff-esque matchup upon us this weekend in the New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers contest. Both teams are focused on locking up the division in the coming weeks and securing their position in the playoffs. Given that these are two of the best teams in the NFL, what kind of matchup can we expect this online NFL betting weekend? Let’s check on the NFL legal betting lines to find out.
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, December 16th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
New England Patriots
The Pats march into this Sunday’s contest sporting a 9-4 record that ranks them No. 1 in the AFC East. The Patriots have railed to lock up the division due to the success of the 7-6 Miami Dolphins, who rank 2nd in the division. On top of that, New England failed to secure a win over Miami this past weekend, conceding a 34-33 loss to their divisional rivals in fantastic fashion. Now the Pats are hungry for a rebound and unfortunately, they have to get it against one of the best teams in the conference. So what do the stats have to say about this matchup? Well they’re certainly predicting a close matchup that will definitely go down to the wire. This is because the Pats are scoring 28.0 per game while Pittsburgh is putting up 28.2. Things are pretty even on defense too since New England gives up 22.5 while the Steelers allot 23.5.
Players to Watch: Tom Brady (3,700 passing yards, 23 TD, 8 INT), Sony Michel (706 rushing yards, 5 TD, 1 F), and Josh Gordon (701 receiving yards, 3 TD, 39 REC).
The Steelers enter this weekend’s action sporting a 7-5-1 record that ranks them 1st in the AFC North. With the 7-6 Baltimore Ravens hot on Pittsburgh’s tail, the club surely cannot afford any slip ups in the coming weeks. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they’re currently on a 3-game losing streak. And even though we can justify a late-season hiccup, it’s hard to justify a loss to both the Broncos and Raiders. Now Pittsburgh has to bounce back against what many consider to be the greatest coach in the NFL. And although they’ve had luck against Belichick in the past, they’re trying to do best him amidst a severe slump. Good luck with that.
Players to Watch: Ben Roethlisberger (4,227 passing yards, 28 TD, 13 INT), James Conner (909 rushing yards, 12 TD, 3 F), and JuJu Smith-Schuster (1,234 receiving yards, 6 TD, 91 REC).
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Predictions
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers matchup? All in all the Pats are the clearly the safer pick here. In the end it’s difficult to bet against the Steelers because they’re the kind of team to turn things around on a dime. But can they do so against a team as consistent as New England? Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 30-28 New England.