New England Patriots (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5); Total 52.5
Nice to see some quality matchups in the NFL for week #8 after some lackluster games for week #7. And it doesn’t get much better than the Patriots vs. Steelers (Cowboys vs. Eagles isn’t bad either). The Steelers enter this game off a 32-20 win over the Cardinals in Arizona last week. As for the Patriots they are coming off a last minute come from behind win over the Cowboys two weeks ago . The Patriots will be well rested and prepared for this game coming off a bye week. Currently the Patriots are a -2.5 to -3 road favorite in this game depending on where you bet.
Tom Brady as a Patriot has had great success against the Steelers. Brady has faced the Steelers 7 times in his career and is 6-1. In those 7 games he has thrown 14 TD’s with only 3 INT’s and averages 286 passing yards per game. And for this game Brady and Belichick have had an extra week to prepare. I don’t foresee this game being much different than the other ones. Sure the Patriots have some issues on defence but they have been playing better as the season has gone on. The New England defence has allowed just 56 points over its last three games (less than 19 points per game). And the New England run game has been much improved in recent games whereas the Steelers run defence is not as dominant as it once was. Should be a great game between the #1 total offence of the Patriots vs. the #2 total defence of the Steelers. Brady’s numbers against the Steelers factored with the extra week of rest and preparation for the Patriots are too much for me to ignore. I’ll take the Patriots -2.5 points for 1.87 at 5 Dimes Online Sportsbook. Or you can bet the Patriots -3 points for a better price of 2.00 at Bodog Sportsbook.
Taking The PATRIOTS -2.5 Points @ 1.87
(Offered at 5 Dimes)
Risking 115.00 To Win 100.00