Patriots vs Steelers Betting Predictions
When: Sunday, December 16 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Live Stream: NFL League Pass
NFL Week 15 Betting Odds: New England Patriots -2 (Total 52)
Chance of Rain: 6°C/42°F
Cloud Cover: 98%
Wind: 6 mph NW
Stadium Type: Open
Patriots vs Steelers NFL Week 15 Betting Trends
- New England is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- New England is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
New England Patriots Betting Preview
Tom Brady threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns, and the Patriots still lost. This week’s matchup against the Steelers is a lot tougher one on paper. However, he still should get over 300 yards passing.
Sony Michel had 20 carries to solidify his role as the primary running back. Out of the group of other running backs, James White is the guy who should see increased playing time this week with his pass catching abilities a good matchup vs the Steelers.
Gronk finally looked healthy against the Dolphins and had 8 cathces for 107 yards and a touchdown. Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman are both good options today. Edelman is the receiver I am targeting today with his slot matchup.
Patriots Prop Bet Picks
Total Receiving Yards – James White (NE) OVER 43.5 (-105)
Total Receiving Yards – Julian Edelman (NE) OVER 69.5 (-110)
Total Passing Yards – Tom Brady (NE) OVER 299.5 (-115)
Total Touchdown Passes – Tom Brady (NE) OVER 2 (-140)
Total Rushing Yards – Sony Michel (NE) UNDER 65.5 (-115)
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview
The Steelers are riding a three-game losing streak and will likely be without James Conner for another week. Ben Roethlisberger was limited in practice all week but is expected to play this Sunday. Roethlisberger was been reckless with the ball this year and in a game where the Patriots should be able to score, I see Ben throwing at least one interception today.
James Conner is doubtful and I’m not expecting him to play. Jaylen Samuels caught all seven of his targets for 64 yards last week. His good pass receiving skills should feed into a game script that will have both teams throwing the ball a lot.
JuJu Smith-Schuster is coming off an 8 catch 130 yard and two touchdown performance against the Raiders. Antonio Brown was quiet, seeing just seven targets and finishing with a 5 catches for 35 yards and no touchdowns. I don’t see Brown having back to back below average outings.
Steelers Prop Bet Picks
Total Receiving Yards – Antonio Brown (PIT) OVER 87.55 (-115)
Total Receptions – Antonio Brown (PIT) OVER 6.5 (+100)
Total Passing Yards – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) OVER 314.5 (-115)
Total Interceptions Thrown – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) OVER 0.5 (-160)
Patriots vs Steelers Betting Prediction
Pittsburgh has gone an uninspiring 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games, a nearly winless 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in the month of December and a winless 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games overall. On the flip side of the coin, New England has gone 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games in December and 19-8-7 ATS in their last 25 games against a team with a winning record.