Monday Night Football: Pitt vs KC
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to break a five-game losing streak when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field this Monday night.
Remarkably, the the 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS Chiefs haven't had a regulation lead at any point this season.
After a slow start to the season, Pittsburgh looks to be back on track with a 3-0 SU and ATS run over its last three games. The Steelers are 13-1 SU and 10-4 ATS over their last 14 games at home.
The point spread was settled in at 11.5 favoring the host Steelers earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under line was hovering around 43, with movement expected during the week at BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Steelers and the No. 20-ranked Chiefs, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 26-9 result in favor of the Steelers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 13-ranked offense (23.9 PPG) against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 30 at 30 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 262.4 yards per game, more than the Chiefs give up through the air (221.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 138 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.
The Chiefs were a 31-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Chargers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (44) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Chiefs were Week 9 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-13 score against San Diego.
Pittsburgh was a 24-20 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Pittsburgh got a 147-yard performance from Isaac Redman as a key part of its 24-20 win over New York.
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
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 November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Chiefs at Steelers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City home to Cincinnati, Sunday, November 18
Pittsburgh home to Baltimore, Sunday, November 18