NFL Betting Preview
New York Giants (5-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1)
Sunday, 4:15 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Steelers – 2.5 , Total 42
The best matchup in Week 8 is definitely on FOX television late Sunday afternoon as the 5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers host the 5-1 New York Giants. The Giants are defending Super Bowl champs and have looked the part this season while the Steelers look to be one of the top teams in the AFC. Both quarterbacks, New York’s Eli Manning and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger have led their teams to Super Bowl titles and are looking to do so again this season. “There’s always that little thing inside of you that wants to be the best, so I’ve got to get another Super Bowl before he does,” Roethlisberger said. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Steelers at Home.
The Steelers have relied greatly on their defense this season which is first in the NFL in total defense and second in points allowed. The Pittsburgh offense is efficient enough as well with Roethlisberger clicking most of the time. The Steelers could also get a boost from the return of Willie Parker who may return for this game. The Steelers look to be getting healthy as it is possible that fullback Carey Davis and nose tackle Casey Hampton might also play on Sunday.
The Giants have been relying more on their offense in their victories. New York is second in the NFL in total offense and first in rushing. The matchup on Sunday between their ground attack and Pittsburgh’s run defense should be interesting to watch.
Pittsburgh and New York last played in 2004 and the Steelers came away with the victory. The teams have split their last four meetings overall. Here are more NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Giants are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Giants are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games in October. The Giants are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games.
The Steelers are 24-8-1 ATS in their last 33 games in October. The Steelers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning record.
SBG Global Current Line: Steelers – 3 , Total 42
The Over is 4-1 in the Giants last 5 games overall. The Under is 9-4 in the Giants last 13 road games. The Over is 8-2 in the Steelers last 10 games overall. The Over is 42-15-2 in the Steelers last 59 home games.
Pick: Giants 3 out of 5 units