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New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 11/9/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) at New York Jets (1-8)
Date & Time Sunday November 9, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Jets +5 -- Over/Under: 43.5
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The New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off on Sunday in Week 10 NFL action.

The New York Jets have lost eight games in a row and are in the discussion of who is the worst team in the NFL this season. The Jets offense is ranked 30th in the NFL in average points per game with 17.1 and they are averaging 324.3 yards and also have a miserable minus 15 turnover margin. The Jets biggest issue has been at QB where none has been getting it done and Michael Vick was injured last week but he should be OK to go this week and Geno Smith didn’t dress last week. Chris Ivory has been the Juets top running back gaining 497 yards and scoring five touchdowns and Eric Decker is the leading receiver with 40 catches and four touchdowns. Defensivel the Jets are ranked 31st in points allowed per game at 28 while they are sixth in yards allowed at 319.4. David Harris has 68 tackles, Dawan Landry has 66 tackles, and Demario Davis has 63 tackles. The Jets haven’t packed it in they just don’t seem to have what it takes to win right now.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three games in a row and four of their last five and are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. The Steelers offense is averaging 27.6 points and 413.6 yards per game which is third best in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger has competed 68.3 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked 23 times. Le’Veon Bell is much improved over last season and has gained 711 yards rushing and he has 47 receptions and Antonio Brown leads the Steelers receivers with 71 catches. The Pittsburgh defense allows 24.3 points and 355 yards per game but they are without Troy Polomalu who is out with an injury this week. Lawrence Timmons has 78 tackles, Mike Mitchell has 42 tackles, and James Harrison has 4.0 sacks. The Steelers have the look of a Super Bowl contender.

New York is 1-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Pittsburgh is 4-1 against the spread against the AFC, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 8-18 against the spread following a win by 14 or more points.

The line is suspiciously low but I will take the bait as anything seems to be a better option than taking the Jets these days. 

Pittsburgh Steelers -5

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