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Steelers Broncos Week 1 Pick

Peyton Manning makes his return to the NFL Sunday with the Denver Broncos as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

And Bronco bettors are hoping that this reverses a trend that has seen Denver put up the worst ATS record as a home favorite over the past six seasons. And at just 5-24-1 ATS, Denver has been by far the worst home bet as a favorite.

Manning’s Broncos were a 1.5-point favorite at Sportsbook.ag going up against the Steelers and their elite defense. Pittsburgh finished last season 12-4 straight up but just 7-9 ATS, finishing the regular season 1-4 ATS before losing outright to Denver in the playoffs. (Play NFL bankroll contest for a share of $5K in prizes! Join now for FREE!)

View Pittsburgh vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at Bovada, while the total was hovering around 45 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 27-rated Broncos and the No. 2-rated Steelers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-14 win for the Steelers on Sunday.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5

 

A few Steelers at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Denver
Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Denver's last 19 games at home
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Jets, Sunday, September 16
Denver at Atlanta, Monday, September 17