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Steelers battle Redskins in Week 8 odds

Washington RedskinsPittsburgh Steelers
Oct 28, 1:00 PM | Grass of Heinz Field

Washington Redskins vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds

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If history is any indication, the Pittsburgh Steelers will win and it will be a low scoring game this Sunday when the Steelers host the Washington Redskins at Heinz Field. In four meetings between these two teams since 1997, Pittsburgh is 4-0 SU and the UNDER is also 4-0.

While Pittsburgh has struggled on the road this season, the Steelers are 2-0 SU and ATS at home in 2012 and are 12-1 SU and 9-4 ATS over their last 13 home games.

View Washington vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 4-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 47.5 for over under betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 8-rated Redskins taking on the No. 5-rated Steelers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 27-26 win for the Steelers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 17-ranked offense (23.3 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 28 at 28.6 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 282.2 yards per game, less than the Redskins give up through the air (328.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 81.8 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 27-23 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. The Redskins covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 50 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alfred Morris went over the 100-yard mark (120) in his team's latest effort, but New York still defeated Washington by a score of 27-23.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 24-17 winner as they battled the Bengals on the road. The Steelers covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati was unable to contain Jonathan Dwyer in its last action Sunday and the result was a 24-17 Week 7 loss against the Steelers.

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Redskins at Steelers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Carolina, Sunday, November 4
Pittsburgh at NY Giants, Sunday, November 4