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Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots

Pittsburgh
Steelers
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New England
Patriots
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September 10, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT
 | Gillette Stadium

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Pittsburgh
Steelers
0 - 0
New England
Patriots
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September 10, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT
 | Gillette Stadium
  • The New England Patriots will have Tom Brady under center as they try to cover the spread for the third straight time dating back to last year's Super Bowl run when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL season opener on Thursday.

    The defending champion Patriots will have reigning Super Bowl MVP Brady in uniform after he won his appeal to remove a four-game suspension issued by the league for his role in the Deflategate scandal.

    New England has enjoyed a lot of success in this series with a 9-3 record against the number in the past 12 meetings with the Steelers, who will be without running back Le'Veon Bell after he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    With Bell out, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be counted on even more to help his team cover for the fifth time in six games overall, coming off a career year that saw him throw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The Pittsburgh Steelers betting odds line opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including Sportsbook), while the total was hovering around 54.5 at most shops.

    Odds Shark prediction models pick the Patriots to win this game on Thursday 30-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

    Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Supporters of the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen them go 11-6 and 9-8 ATS so far this season, while the New England Patriots are at 15-4 and 11-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Patriots are 11-8, while the Steelers are 9-7-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New England vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

    The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New England Patriots rated this week at No. 1 and the Pittsburgh Steelers sitting at No. 5.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits New England's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 30.32 PPG, against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 23.41 PPG. The Patriots aerial game is averaging 266.79 yards per game, more than the Steelers secondary allows through the air, 253.12 YPG per game.

    In comparing defenses, the Pittsburgh Steelers own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 99.38 yards per game when on the road. New England, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    In Pittsburgh's last outing, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 334 yards in a losing cause against the Ravens, 30-17 at Heinz Field.

    Tom Brady dusted the Seahawks secondary for 4 TDs last time out as the Patriots defeated Seattle 28-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
    • New England is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
    • New England is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New England's last 9 games
    • New England is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Sunday, September 20th
    New England at Buffalo, Sunday, September 20th

Power Ranking
Pittsburgh 14
New England 25
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Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

The New England Patriots will have Tom Brady under center as they try to cover the spread for the third straight time dating back to last year's Super Bowl run when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL season opener on Thursday.

Smart Chart
  • PIT
  • 18.12
  • 20.35
  • -2.23
  • 200.53
  • 122.18
  • 222.29
  • 108.12
  • -0.23
  •  
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Passing Yards
  • Rush Yards
  • Passing Yards Allowed
  • Rushing Yards Allowed
  • Turnover Differential
  • NE
  • 21.41
  • 20.41
  • 1.00
  • 207.94
  • 106.65
  • 216.53
  • 105.47
  • -0.41
Head to Head Summary

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Team Record
Pittsburgh Steelers
All Last 3 vs Conf vs Div
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Team Record
New England Patriots
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Head to Head Detail
Search NFL DatabaseTeamsPoints ScoredRush YardsPass YardsTotal YardsTurnovers
Nov 3, 2013PIT311083714793
NE551974136101
Oct 30, 2011NE17431702130
PIT25983294271
Nov 14, 2010NE391033504530
PIT26763494251
Nov 30, 2008PIT331611723331
NE101221452675
Dec 9, 2007PIT131811683491
NE34223994210
Sep 25, 2005NE23803464263
PIT20791902691
Jan 23, 2005NE411261963220
PIT271632253884
Oct 31, 2004NE2052432484
PIT342211964170
Sep 9, 2002PIT14742092835
NE30632803431
Jan 27, 2002NE24671922590
PIT17582483064
Betting Odds Trends
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Injuries
Pittsburgh Steelers
  • No Injuries
Injuries
New England Patriots
  • No Injuries
Last 5 Games
Pittsburgh Steelers
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO
Jan 3, 2015BAL17-30L-3/47L/P68319387492462952
Dec 28, 2014CIN27-17W-3/48.5W/U293173461162213370
Dec 21, 2014KC20-12W-2.5/49W/U6821428239288327-1
Dec 14, 2014ATL27-20W-3/55W/U4535339897310407-1
Dec 7, 2014CIN42-21W3/47.5W/O19335054386322408-2
New England Patriots
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO
Feb 1, 2015SEA28-24W1/47.5W/O573203771622343961
Jan 18, 2015IND45-7W-7/52.5W/U17722039783126209-2
Jan 10, 2015BAL35-31W-7/47.5L/O14408422136292428-1
Dec 28, 2014BUF9-17L-4.5/43.5L/U116144260104164268-1
Dec 21, 2014NYJ17-16W-9/47L/U851462311161913070
Offensive Comparison

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Defensive Comparison
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots

Scoring Allowed

Points Allowed

20.35 20.41

Last 3 Games

0.00 0.00

Yards Per Point

17.81 14.69

Overall Yards Allowed

Total

330.41 322

Passing

222.29 216.53

Rushing

108.12 105.47

On Road vs. At Home Yards Allowed

Total

353.11 306.25

Passing

237.22 186.25

Rushing

115.89 120.00
Supergrid
Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense18.122620.4111
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense197.5623186.254
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense128.0013120.0017
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense21.411620.3510
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense198.6325237.2222
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense94.7527115.8910
Recent Form

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Power Stats
  • PIT
  • 17.81
  • 16.24
  • 1.57
  •  
  • 9.37
  • 11.38
  • -2.01
  •  
  • 4.15
  • 4.16
  • -0.01
  • Yards Per Point
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Pass
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • NE
  • 14.69
  • 15.78
  • -1.08
  •  
  • 9.87
  • 10.11
  • -0.24
  •  
  • 4.27
  • 4.07
  • 0.2
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