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Steelers Trying to Avoid Four Straight Losses with Cowboys Coming to Town

A month ago the Pittsburgh Steelers were 4-1 and looked like a serious Super Bowl threat, but after three consecutive losses they’ve begun to fall out of contention for one of the AFC’s top playoff spots. Things won’t get any easier for the Steelers on Sunday when they host the Dallas Cowboys — owners of the longest win streak in the NFL at seven.

Shark Bites
  • The Steelers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games after losing as a favorite.
  • Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 3 or more TDs in his last six games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Cowboys' last eight games as underdog.

Pittsburgh backers presumed that a bye week and the return of a healthy Ben Roethlisberger would be the remedy to getting back on track, but the Steelers looked flat in a 21-14 loss to the Ravens in Week 9. They’ve also failed to cover the spread in three straight games — two of which they were the favorite in.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, have been printing money for their backers as their seven-game win streak includes seven consecutive covers. The Cowboys are 7-0-1 ATS on the season and bettors will be interested to know that the last time they won eight straight games was way back in 1993.

Taking a look at the total which opened as the highest on the Week 10 slate at 50, the teams have combined to go 5-11 O/U on the season and they’ve also combined to top the 50-point mark just three times this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Pittsburgh Steelers pegged as -3-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 49.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 31-19 result in favor of the Cowboys. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Steelers sport a record of 4-4 and 4-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Dallas Cowboys sit at 7-1 and 7-0-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-6 for the Steelers and 3-5 for the Cowboys. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Dallas injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at No. 10 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Dallas Cowboys are at No. 6 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.5 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 263.75 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 246.62 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 77.75 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cowboys got 3 passing scores out of Dak Prescott en route to a 35-10 win over the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Eli Rogers was good for 103 receiving yards in the Steelers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 21-14 to the Steelers.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Baltimore, Sunday, November 20th
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Sunday, November 20th