Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) at Indianapolis Colts (3-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 12, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +10 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to build on their three-game winning streak to build on their lead in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three straight road games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,062 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Roethlisberger has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 1,259 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Martavis Bryant has 18 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 108.9 yards per contest, and Le'Veon Bell leads the way with 760 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 16.4 points and 286.6 yards per game. Ryan Shazier leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 65 tackles, Cameron Heyward has five sacks and Mike Hilton has one interception.
The Indianapolis Colts look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to stay in the AFC wild card conversation. The Indianapolis Colts have split their last 10 home games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 1,950 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Brissett has four touchdown passes and one interception in his last two games. T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have combined for 1,143 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Donte Moncrief has 19 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 98.7 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 455 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 28.9 points and 393.6 yards per game. Jonathan Bostic leads the Indianapolis Colts with 63 tackles, Jabaal Sheard has 4.5 sacks and Malik Hooker has three interceptions.
The Steelers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colts are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 10. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Colts last 7 games overall and the under is 21-5 in Steelers last 26 road games.
The Steelers are obviously the better team here, have had an extra week to prepare and have a defense that's allowed 15 or less points in four of their last five games. The Colts are also still beat up defensively and have been waxed in nearly every game they've stepped up in comp this season. However, I'm not laying 10 points with a Steelers team that's won 50 percent of their games by six or less points. Instead, I'll side with the over in this game. Pittsburgh is healthy, the Colts struggle defensively and it's a fast track dome with no weather concerns. The Steelers should be able to put up 30 points, and the Colts offense had big moments last week against the Houston Texans. There's going to be some fireworks here, which will push us over the total.