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Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 11/24/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
Date & Time Thursday November 24, 2016, 8:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +3 -- Over/Under: 53
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NFL | Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts clash Thanksgiving night in a AFC NFL matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium on NBC.

The Pittsburgh Steelers look for their third road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Pittsburgh Steelers also need this victory in order to stay in the AFC wild card race. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,524 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Roethlisberger has one or less touchdown pass in four of his last seven games. Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates have combined for 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Le'Veon Bell has 53 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 96.2 yards per contest, and Bell leads the way with 579 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 21.5 points and 363.6 yards per game. Lawrence Timmons leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 72 tackles, Stephon Tuitt has 3.5 sacks and Artie Burns has two interceptions.

The Indianapolis Colts look for their third straight victory to remain in the AFC South division race. The Indianapolis Colts have won three of their last four home games. Andrew Luck is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,827 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Luck is questionable for this game due to a concussion. T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have combined for 1,274 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Phillip Dorsett has 21 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 95.8 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 642 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 27.3 points and 397.6 yards per game. D'Qwell Jackson leads the Indianapolis Colts with 67 tackles, David Parry has two sacks and Darius Butler has two interceptions.

The Steelers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colts are 28-12-1 ATS in their last 41 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

There's a good chance that Luck won't be cleared to play in this game and he's pretty much the only reason to like the Colts to beat anybody. The Colts are one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL and those numbers aren't going to improve facing Big Ben and company. The Steelers will put up points quickly and often against this Indy defense and a backup QB isn't going to be able to keep up. Even if Luck somehow plays, getting the Steelers and the low line here is a bargain. 

Pittsburgh Steelers -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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