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Eagles vs Steelers in Week 5 betting

The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to use their strong home field advantage at Heinz Field this Sunday to pick up a much-needed win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Pittsburgh is 11-1 SU and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games in Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four meetings with the Steelers. The total has gone UNDER in six of Philadelphia’s last seven road games and in six of Pittsburgh’s last seven home games.

Meanwhile, OVER bettors are watching this trend - Pitt has played 10 straight OVERs whey are favored by 4 points or less, a situation that should prevail here in the Week 5 NFL odds menu.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 2.5-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 44.5 for over under betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 9-rated Steelers and the No. 4-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 23-18 win for the Steelers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 13-ranked offense (25.7 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 10 at 20.8 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 284.3 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (206.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 99 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 19-17 winner as they battled the Giants at home. The Eagles covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. LeSean McCoy went over the 100-yard mark (123) in his team's latest effort as Philadelphia defeated New York by a score of 19-17 on Sunday.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 34-31 result against the Raiders on September 23. The Steelers failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ben Roethlisberger beat the Raiders secondary for 4 TDs last time out, but the Steelers lost to Oakland 34-31 at O.co Coliseum.

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few Eagles at Steelers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Detroit, Sunday, October 14
Pittsburgh at Tennessee, Thursday, October 11