Chargers visit Steelers in Week 14 NFL clash
San Diego Chargers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the San Diego Chargers and will try to continue that dominance when they host the Chargers this Sunday at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is 14-2 SU and 10-5-1 ATS over its last 16 home games.
The San Diego Chargers have lost four straight games and are 1-3 ATS over that stretch. The total has gone UNDER in each of Pittsburgh's last eight games at home.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Steelers sit at No. 5 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chargers are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Steelers will win this game 23-21.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 21.2 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 21.4 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 240.9 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 240.6 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Chargers own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92.2 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
The Chargers were a 20-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bengals. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (33) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Diego lost its last outing 20-13 against Cincinnati on Sunday, getting a 102-yard receiving performance from Danario Alexander in a losing cause at Qualcomm Stadium.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 23-20 result against the Ravens on December 2. The Steelers covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Steelers grabbed a Week 13 victory over the Ravens in their last game, winning 23-20 at M&T Bank Stadium.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Chargers at Steelers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games
San Diego is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Diego home to Carolina, Sunday, December 16
Pittsburgh at Dallas, Sunday, December 16