Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts- 11/24/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +9 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
The Indianapolis Colts look to build on last week’s victory over the Titans as they welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to town on Thursday.
The Steelers look to take full advantage of a Colts team that is without Andrew Luck on Thursday night as he will be on the sidelines with a concussion and the line in this one is certainly indicative of his absence. The Colts opened as a small favourite but have since dropped to a nine-point dog at home as Scott Tolzien will man the duties behind center and that is a massive down grade for a team that will have to keep pace with Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers prolific offense. The Steelers will see a heavy dose of Le’Veon Bell in this one and Big Ben and Antonio Brown are also in line for a big evening as the Colts defense has been woeful all season and in a game that the Steelers need to win I think they are in great shape here.
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The Colts’ loss of Luck couldn’t have come at a worse time as they got a huge win last weekend against the Titans and put themselves back in the race for the AFC South crown but now without their leader both on and off the field I think they are in big trouble. The skill position players have obviously taken a huge hit in this one as the likes of TY Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and even Frank Gore will need to step up big time in Luck’s absence if they are going to keep this one close, and even then I don’t think it will be nearly enough.
The Steelers are 1-3-1 in their last five games on turf and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in November while the Colts are 8-0 ATS in their last eight November games and 12-1-1 ATS in their last 14 games on Thursday. I am not sold on this game as the line is huge for a road team in prime time but I just don’t see any way that Tolzien can keep the Colts close and as such I have to take the juice on the Steelers.