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Pittsburgh has been a steal for bettors in night games

Life without Aaron Rodgers has been pretty cringe-worthy for the Packers and their fans and they look to be in another awful spot on Sunday night in Pittsburgh vs the Steelers. Green Bay has gone 1-4 SU and ATS without its superstar QB and is averaging just 13.4 points per game in his absence. Now add in an opponent in the Steelers who are on a serious roll in prime-time games and we have a recipe for destruction in the Steel City.

Shark Bites
  • Pittsburgh ranks fifth in net yards per play this season. Green Bay ranks 24th.
  • Le’Veon Bell hasn’t scored a touchdown at home this season.
  • The last time the Packers won a game in Pittsburgh was in 1970.

Fresh off a 40-17 smackdown of the Titans on Thursday Night Football, one of the hottest trends for Week 12 is the Steelers’ domination in night games. Pittsburgh has won nine straight prime-time games which includes six straight covers, and the games haven’t been very competitive. Their average winning margin in the nine games is 15.9 points and three of those nine games were at home where they won by an average of 29 points.

With all that’s going right for the Steelers and all that’s going wrong for the Packers, it’s no shock that this game has one of the biggest spreads of the week — hovering in the 14-point range. Historically, Pittsburgh has been a poor bet when facing a spread that big, going just 2-8 ATS since 1992. Green Bay has been a 14-point underdog just three times since 1986 and covered the spread in all three games.

The Brett Hundley era has been difficult to digest for Packers backers as he’s thrown for just two touchdowns while spitting out seven interceptions in the five games he’s played in. The running game and defense haven’t been able to offset the atrocious quarterback play and Sunday night vs a Steelers D that’s allowed just 15.2 points per game over its last five doesn’t look like a realistic time for Hundley to break out.

With the total in the 41-point ballpark, bettors will be interested to know that the Steelers have gone UNDER in eight of their 10 games this season. With the Packers getting shut out at home last week vs the Ravens, the Steelers should be expected to account for the majority of those 41 points if you’re considering taking the OVER.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Green Bay Packers in this one found them as 14-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 41.5 at shops such as Bovada.

A 37-6 result in favor of the Steelers was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Green Bay Packers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 4-6 versus the spread this season, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-4 ATS. Green Bay is 6-4 against the OVER/UNDER total, while Pittsburgh is 2-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Green Bay injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Steelers rated this week at No. 7 and the Packers sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 22.7 PPG, against a Packers defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 23 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 255.1 yards per game, more than the Packers secondary allows through the air, 234.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Packers own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117.75 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Davante Adams hauled in 8 passes for 126 yards against the Baltimore defense in Green Bay's last game, but the result was a 23-0 loss against the Ravens on Sunday.

Pittsburgh comes off a game where it received a 4-TD performance from Ben Roethlisberger in defeating the Titans 40-17.

Betting Trends
  • Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Green Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Green Bay's last 17 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Green Bay home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 3
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Monday, December 4