Bills visit Steelers in Week 10 NFL clash
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The Buffalo Bills continue to find ways to lose games; Sunday they gave up two defensive touchdowns in a 23-13 loss to Kansas City.
This week the 3-6 Bills, who might get quarterback EJ Manuel back, travel to Pittsburgh to meet up with another last-place team, the 2-6 Steelers, Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
Buffalo may be three games under .500 overall, but it's also 5-4 ATS.
On the other end of the betting spectrum Pittsburgh, after getting blitzed in the fourth quarter of a 55-28 loss at New England Sunday, is now 2-6 ATS on the season.
In the early betting on this game the Steelers were favored by four points over the Bills.
The Steelers are 2-6 so far on the season, and 2-6 ATS vs. the number. The Bills, meanwhile, are 3-6 and 5-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 3-5 and the Bills go 6-3 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bills in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 41 at shops such as 5Dimes.
The Steelers sit at No. 18 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bills are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bills will win this game 17-15.
The Bills were a 23-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ben Roethlisberger beat the Patriots secondary for 4 TDs last time out, but the Steelers lost to New England 55-31 at Gillette Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 25-ranked offense (19.5 PPG) against a Bills defense that ranks No. 24 at 26.22 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 268.12 yards per game, more than the Bills give up through the air (246.89 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bills own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117.5 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bills at Steelers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Buffalo at New York, Sunday, November 17th
Pittsburgh at Detroit, Sunday, November 17th