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NFL Betting Preview: New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

December 7, 2023


Week 14 of the NFL season will kick off on Thursday night when the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on Amazon Prime.

The New England Patriots are only one loss away from having the worst record they have ever had with Bill Belichick as the head coach as they enter this game with a record of 2-10 which puts them in last place in the AFC East and gives them the 2nd worst record in the NFL while also on a five-game losing streak following a 0-6 shutout loss at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Patriots have been the lowest-scoring team in the NFL this season as they enter this game averaging 12.33 points per game. Mac Jones has been one of the main concerns for New England on offense as he enters this game having the worst season of his career as he enters this game having completed 224 of 345 attempts for 2,120 yards with ten touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The New England Patriots will look to end their five-game losing streak when they travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If not for their defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers would be in a worse position than they are heading into this matchup as they enter this game with a record of 7-5 and are in 2nd place in the AFC North, however, they are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 5th fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 16 points per game which is also the lowest of any team above .500 this season. However, their defense is one of the best in the league as they are allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 19.08 points per game. Kenny Pickett will be out for this game with an ankle injury and Najee Harris is questionable with a knee injury which could make the offense even worse than they already are, however, Jaylen Warren has looked good this season as he has 601 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 102 attempts and this game could be a breakout game for Warren. The Steelers will look to bounce back from their loss against the Arizona Cardinals when they host the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

BookMaker has the Pittsburgh Steelers listed as 6-point favorites at home against the New England Patriots in week 14 of the NFL season on Thursday night. New England has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 6-2-2 ATS in the last ten, however, both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The New England Patriots are 2-10 ATS overall, 1-4 ATS on the road, and 1-7 ATS as an underdog this season while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-5 ATS overall, 4-3 ATS at home, and 3-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

New England has been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season as they enter this matchup with the 2nd worst record in the league with a record of 2-10. The Patriots have also been one of the worst teams at covering the spread this season as they are 2-10 ATS overall and 1-7 ATS as an underdog while the Steelers are 7-5 ATS overall and 3-2 ATS as a favorite which is why I am laying the points with the Pittsburgh Steelers at home when they host the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -6