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NFL Betting Pick & Prediction: Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2023
The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday afternoon in week 15 of the NFL season with the game kicking off at 4:30 PM ET and will air on the NFL Network.
Pittsburgh enters this game with a record of 7-6 which puts them 3
place in the AFC North and in a tie with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo Bills for the three Wild Card spots in the AFC. However, the Steelers are on a two-game losing streak and have lost three of their last four games following an 18-21 loss at home against the New England Patriots in week 14 of the NFL season. The offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers has struggled all season as they are averaging 16.15 points per game which is the 6
lowest average in the league, however, the defense has been one of the best in the league as they are allowing an average of 19.23 points per game which ranks 7
in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Indianapolis Colts.
The Indianapolis Colts enter this game with a record of 7-6 which puts them in a tie with the Browns, Steelers, Broncos, Texans, Bengals, and Bills for the three Wild Card spots in the AFC with a record of 7-6, however, the Colts saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with a 14-34 loss on the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in week 14 of the NFL season. The defense for the Colts has been one of the worst scoring defenses in the NFL as they are allowing an average of 25.38 points per game which ranks 29
in the league, however, they have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL as they enter this game averaging the 8
most points per game with an average of 24.15 points per game while the passing offense has been one of the pivotal reasons for the success of the offense this season. Gardner Minshew has been one of the main catalysts for the success of the passing offense as he enters this game having completed 239 of 378 attempts for 2,524 yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions while Michael Pittman has been the main beneficiary of the passing offense as he leads the team in receiving with 95 receptions for 984 yards and four touchdowns. The Indianapolis Colts will look to bounce back following the loss against the Bengals when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday afternoon.
BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 2.5-point favorites
at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday afternoon in week 15 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won nine of the last ten including the previous eight meetings while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in the last three games in the series. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-6 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS on the road, and 4-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Indianapolis Colts are 8-5 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS at home, and 4-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Both teams are tied in the AFC Wild Card race with identical records of 7-6 and the winner will be one step closer to locking up a spot in the playoffs. The Steelers have dominated this series as they have won nine of the nine of the last ten including the last eight contests while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in three straight games in the series. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Pittsburgh Steelers when they travel to face the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon in week 15 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers +3
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