New York Giants (8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 4, 2016, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -6 -- Over/Under: 50
We’ve got a fun NFL matchup coming our way on Sunday, December 4 from Heinz Field as the New York Giants visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFC-AFC showdown.
The Giants are coming in on a nice run here, winning their last six games, including a 27-13 triumph over the Browns this past Sunday. In that game, New York QB Eli Manning went 15-of-27 for 194 yards and three touchdowns.
So far this season, Manning has put up 2902 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, with Odell Beckham Jr. being his main beneficiary with 65 catches for 915 yards and eight touchdowns for New York. The Giants’ lead rusher is Rashad Jennings, with 115 attempts for 395 yards and two touchdowns.
Over on the Steelers’ side, they’re entering play here with a 6-5 record and have won two straight after a four-game skid. Pittsburgh’s last win came this past Thursday 28-7 in Indianapolis. In that one, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger put up a 14-of-20 line for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
So far this season for Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger is sitting on 2745 yards with 23 scores and seven picks, while Le’Veon Bell leads the rushers with 699 yards on 151 attempts with three TDs. Antonio Brown is the Steelers’ top receiver with 82 catches for 998 yards and 10 touchdowns this year.
The Giants are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win. New York is also 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games, and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 13.
Meanwhile, the Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in Week 13, and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games in December. Pittsburgh is also 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win of more than 14 points, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.
This should be a fun game to watch, as both these teams have tons of talent on both sides of the ball. The Giants have had a great string of success lately, but they haven’t exactly played “good” teams during their win streak. As for Pittsburgh, it’s really tough telling what you’ll get on a week-to-week basis. That said, the Steelers do seem to perform much better at home, so I’ll go with Pittsburgh in a close game here.