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Jets Have Long History of Stinking in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers are flying high these days while the 1-3 Jets might be on the verge of crashing. Coming off two straight losses in which they were outscored by a combined 31 points, they’ll head to the Steel City to play the Steelers. Going all the way back to 1981, the Jets are 1-7 SU in Pittsburgh, covering the spread in just two of those games.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Jets' last 15 games against the Steelers.
  • The Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games as home favorites.
  • The Jets are 7-21 SU in their last 28 games as road underdogs.

The Steelers are clicking at home this season at 2-0 SU and ATS, and have now won six in a row SU going back to last season. Ben Roethlisberger has torched defenses in those games and has recorded at least three TD passes in five consecutive home games, with an average of 336 passing yards during the streak. With the spread hovering at around seven points, it’s worth noting that six of Pittsburgh’s last eight wins at home were by eight points or more.

The Jets entered the season as a bit of a sleeper, but they’ve fallen flat the past two weeks. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a total buzz kill for Jets fans as he’s thrown nine — yes, NINE — interceptions the past two games.

The Jets defense could be in for another long day after allowing 1140 yards through the air in their first four games, bad enough for sixth-worst in the NFL. The Steelers are tied for the most receiving touchdowns in the league with 11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -7 for the host Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 48.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 28-15 win for the Steelers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Jets vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at No. 2 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New York Jets are at No. 11 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 8-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a New York Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 26.25 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 261.75 yards per game, less than the Jets give up through the air (285 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New York Jets feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 79 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jets suffered a Week 4 loss against Seattle in their last game, falling 27-17 at MetLife Stadium.

In their last game, the Steelers got 5 passing scores out of Ben Roethlisberger en route to a 43-14 win over the Chiefs on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Jets is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Jets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Jets's last 6 games
  • NY Jets is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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