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Week 8 Betting Line Favors the Indianapolis Colts over the Pittsburgh Steelers

Indianapolis Colts


Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:25 PM ET
Heinz Field

The Indianapolis Colts have just two SU wins over the past 20 years against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Andrew Luck and company are riding high at 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS on the season heading into their matchup at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Colts are 2-8 SU and 5-5 ATS against the Steelers since 1992, with Indy falling 23-20 as an 11-point home underdog against Pittsburgh when they last met in September 2011. Indianapolis, though, rides a five-game winning streak into this Week 8 matchup, with the OVER paying out in five of their seven games this year.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Pittsburgh Steelers in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 48.

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Computer Prediction: Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-27 result in favor of the Colts. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-3 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 6-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Pittsburgh go 4-3 and the Indianapolis Colts go 5-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at No. 15 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Indianapolis Colts are at No. 2 on that chart.

How Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 22 PPG, against a Colts defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 19.43 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 256.29 yards per game, more than the Colts secondary allows through the air, 214.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Indianapolis Colts feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 114.33 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Andrew Luck's 344-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Indianapolis earned a 27-0 win over Cincinnati on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Last time out, Pittsburgh got 2 scoring strikes from Ben Roethlisberger in a 30-23 win over Houston.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds Trends

Indianapolis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indianapolis's last 9 games
Indianapolis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indianapolis at New York, Monday, November 3rd
Pittsburgh home to Baltimore, Sunday, November 2nd