Steelers vs Chiefs Sunday Night
The schedule maker was not kind to the Kansas City Chiefs, giving them a Monday Nighter at New England followed by a short week to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Oh and did we mention you'll have to play the games without your starting QB? Compounding the problem for Kansas City is the fact the Steelers come off a bye week and have extra time to plan and get healthy.
The Chiefs have played 5 straight UNDERs and have managed just 16 points total in three recent losses.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Chiefs at No. 29 and the Steelers at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 24-9 result in favor of the Steelers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 29-ranked offense (14.4 PPG) against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 4 at 17.9 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 185.5 yards per game, more than the Steelers give up through the air (183.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Steelers feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 125.8 yards per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.
Pittsburgh was a 24-17 winner in its last match on the road against the Bengals. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 41 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Rashard Mendenhall scored twice in Pittsburgh's most recent game, earning a 24-17 win over Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium.
Kansas City was a 34-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Patriots. They failed to cover the 17–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 37 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 8-2
Kansas City Chiefs Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Steelers at Chiefs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Sunday, December 4
Kansas City at Chicago, Sunday, December 4