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Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4 NFL Odds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field

Following a dominant offensive performance against the Carolina Panthers' league-leading defense, the 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers are pegged as big home favorites over the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pittsburgh accumulated 454 total yards of offense including 264 on the ground in a 37-19 win over a Panthers squad that had allowed just 172 rushing yards combined in their previous two games.

Tampa also sports a formidable defense, but the Bucs have been unable to generate offense in five straight losses, SU and ATS. Tampa have been particularly challenged offensively against Pittsburgh, scoring more than 13 points just once in their last five head-to-head, posting a 1-7 record SU in their last eight overall against the Steelers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Steelers were listed as -8-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 44.5.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 29-15 result in favor of the Steelers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-2 ATS. Tampa Bay is 1-2 against the over under total, while Pittsburgh is 2-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at No. 10 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at No. 30 on that chart.

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How Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 24.33 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 31.67 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 251.67 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers secondary allows through the air, 261.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 144 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buccaneers were a 56-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Falcons. They failed to cover the +6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (70) made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Falcons as Atlanta blasted them 56-14 in Week 3 action.

Pittsburgh was a 37-19 winner in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They covered the +3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Le'Veon Bell went over the 100-yard mark (147) in his team's latest effort as Pittsburgh defeated Carolina by a score of 37-19 on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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