Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Bills (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -1 -- Over/Under: 37
The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Buffalo Bills look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Buffalo Bills have won five of their last six road games. Josh Allen is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,737 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Allen has one or less touchdown passes in 17 of his last 24 games. John Brown and Cole Beasley have combined for 1,572 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Dawson Knox has 26 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 135.3 yards per contest, and Devin Singletary leads the way with 642 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 16.3 points and 296.8 yards per game. Tremaine Edmunds leads the Buffalo Bills with 87 tackles, Jordan Phillips has 7.5 sacks and Tre'Davious White has four interceptions.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look for a statement win after wining seven of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won their last four home games. Mason Rudolph is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,636 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rudolph and Delvin Hodges have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. James Washington and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 1,135 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Diontae Johnson has 42 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 94.6 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 390 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 18.6 points and 310.9 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 88 tackles, T.J. Watt has 12.5 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has five interceptions.
The Bills are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Bills last 6 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Steelers last 5 games overall. The Bills are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Buffalo Bills have been doubted all season by everybody, and they've done nothing but win and cover games. Even last week against Baltimore in a losing effort, the Bills hung around and had their chances to get the victory. The Pittsburgh Steelers are finding ways to win games with multiple quarterbacks and a limited ground game and it's not surprising under coach Mike Tomlin. In a toss-up game, I'm not sure how you go against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team with an elite defense and a side that finds ways to win games no matter what they're going through roster wise. The Bills will have issues moving the ball and a turnover or two will be the difference. Give me the home team.