Steelers visit Jets in Week 6 NFL clash
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The New York Jets host the winless Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a series where the home team has won seven of eight matches SU.
But coming off a bye week and desperate to break an 0-4 skid, are the Steelers a good bet here? Pitt is 6-2 ATS in their past eight visits to the Jets, but lately have been a terrible road bet (3-10 ATS).
New York meanwhile got an upset win over the Falcons and saw rookie QB Geno Smith play very well.
This season the Jets are 3-2 overall and 4-1 ATS against the number, while the Steelers are 0-4 and 0-4 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 3-2 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 2-2.
The visitors opened as 2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark, bit it swung quickly to the Jets' side at -2.5 (according to BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 40.5 at most shops (including Bovada.
The game pits the Jets, currently No. 24 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Steelers, who rate No. 23 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 17-11 victory for the Jets.
Pittsburgh was a 34-27 loser in its last match on the road against the Vikings. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In Pittsburgh's last outing, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 383 yards in a losing cause against the Vikings, 34-27 at Wembley Stadium. In their last game, the Jets got 3 passing scores out of Geno Smith en route to a 30-28 win over the Falcons on Monday at Georgia Dome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (19.6 PPG) against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 23 at 27.5 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 228.6 yards per game, more than the Steelers give up through the air (199 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Steelers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 65.33 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Steelers at Jets trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
NY Jets is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
NY Jets is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
NY Jets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
NY Jets is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Sunday, October 20th
New York at New England, Sunday, October 20th