Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

January 17, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots (15-2) will be playing in an NFL record sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) as solid home favorites on Sunday. 
The Patriots defeated the Steelers 27-16 as seven-point road chalk back in Week 7, although it's worth noting that New England still had tight end Rob Gronkowski and Pittsburgh was without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger due to a knee injury.
Point spread: The Patriots opened as 4.5-point favorites; the total was 51.5 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via OddsShark computer: 28.4-15.9, Patriots (NFL picks on every game)
Why the Steelers can cover the spread
The Steelers were in the midst of a four-game losing streak when they fell to the Patriots at home in the last meeting, and now they are riding a league-best nine-game winning streak (7-1...

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