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NBC SNF Odds Preview Colts vs. Steelers

The Sunday Night Football on NBC official betting preview is locked and loaded. This week’s football schedule includes a contest between Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Vegas oddsmakers have the point spread at Pittsburgh (-8) with a total of 49.5. It opened at -7 and 47. A mere 51 percent prefer the Steelers against the spread with 75 percent unloading on the over.

Check out Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy, CEO of the top NFL handicapping website, preview this game.

In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to Pittsburgh by 1.2. As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for Pittsburgh by 1.6. According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is Indianapolis by 1.3. 

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Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is Pittsburgh by .4. The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion Pittsburgh by .7. The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the superior defense is the Steelers forcing 1.6 more. The turnover department upper hand belongs to the Steele City boys by six.

Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): Indianapolis 16-5 after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 33-16 after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.

Pittsburgh 10-3 to teams with a winning record, 16-33 after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

Over/under angles: Indianapolis under 8-3 off win. Pittsburgh under 8-1 to AFC.

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