Lions take on Steelers in Week 11 contest
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After a big divisional road victory the Detroit Lions find themselves all alone in first place in the NFC North.
Detroit will try to win a third-straight road game when it visits Pittsburgh to take on the 3-6 Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field (1 pm ET, Fox).
At 6-3 SU (5-4 ATS) the Lions lead the North by a game over both the Bears and Packers.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, after its 0-4 start, has won three of its last five games, following its 23-10 victory over Buffalo Sunday. But the Steelers are still just 3-6 ATS on the season.
As of early this week Detroit was lined as a one-point road favorite over Pittsburgh.
The Lions are 5-1 ATS vs Steelers since 1988, while the Steelers are a profitable 8-2-1 ATS since 2000 as home dog.
They battle the Lions, currently with a 6-3 mark (5-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Steelers and 5-4 for the Lions.
The game pits the Steelers, currently No. 19 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Lions, who rate No. 11 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 24-18 victory for the Lions.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 21-19 winner as they battled the Bears on the road. The Lions covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Lions got 3 passing scores out of Matthew Stafford en route to a 21-19 win over the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. Antonio Brown was good for 104 receiving yards in the Steelers's most recent action, helping his team to a 23-10 victory over the Bills.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 19.89 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 24 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 256.56 yards per game, less than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 275.56 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 110.2 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
A few Lions at Steelers trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 24th
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Sunday, November 24th