Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Opening Line and Betting Trends December 27, 2020

Written by on December 23, 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) are slight, 1.5-point underdogs as they try to stop their three-game losing streak in a matchup against the Indianapolis Colts (10-4) on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Heinz Field. The game’s over/under is set at 44.5.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 27, 2020
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Stadium: Heinz Field
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Betting Information

Colts vs Steelers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colts -1.5 -110 -110 44.5 -110 -110 -130 110

Colts Betting Insights

  • Indianapolis is 8-6 against the spread.
  • The Colts are 8-4 ATS when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • Indianapolis’ games have hit the over in eight out of 14 outings this season (57.1%).
  • The Colts, on average, score 9.6 more points per game this season (28.5) than the Steelers allow (18.9).
  • When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Indianapolis is 6-0 and 5-1 against the spread.
  • When the Pittsburgh defense allows 18.9 points or fewer this year, the Steelers have pieced together a 5-0 overall record and a 4-1 record against the spread.
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Steelers Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh has put together an 8-6 record against the spread this season.
  • The Steelers are 6-5 ATS when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the point total in seven out of 14 opportunities this season (50%).
  • The Steelers have averaged 3.2 more points this season (26.1) than the Colts have allowed (22.9).
  • Pittsburgh is 7-0 overall and 7-0 against the spread when they score at least 26.1 points this season.
  • Indianapolis is 7-0 overall and 6-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 22.9 points.
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Computer Picks

Computer picks for Colts vs Steelers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Steelers (+1.5) Over (44.5) Steelers 27 Colts 21

Total Facts

  • The Colts and their opponents have scored no less than 44.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 14 opportunities (71.4%) this season.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have added up to score more than 44.5 points in 50% of their matchups this season (seven of 14 opportunities).
  • The Colts and the Steelers combine to average 10.1 more points per game than the total of 44.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.7 less points per game (41.8) than this matchup’s total of 44.5 points.
  • The average total the Colts have had set in games this season is 6.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Steelers games this year have averaged an over/under of 45 points, 0.5 more than the point total in this matchup.
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Colts vs Steelers: Last 5 Meetings

Pittsburgh holds a 5-0 advantage over Indianapolis in the past five meetings between these two squads. The Steelers have a 1-0 record against the spread in those games against the Colts. Pittsburgh has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 170 points while Indianapolis put up 92.

Colts vs Steelers: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/3/2019 Steelers Steelers -1.5 39.5 -125 +112 328-273 IND 26-24 PIT
11/12/2017 N/A Colts N/A N/A N/A N/A 316-267 PIT 20-17 PIT
11/24/2016 N/A Colts N/A N/A N/A N/A 369-310 PIT 28-7 PIT
12/6/2015 N/A Steelers N/A N/A N/A N/A 522-240 PIT 45-10 PIT
10/26/2014 N/A Steelers N/A N/A N/A N/A 639-448 PIT 51-34 PIT

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Colts and their opponents have combined to score an average of 54.7 points in their last three games, 10.2 more than the 44.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • Indianapolis is 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 straight up over their last three games.
  • The under has been familiar to Indianapolis. They have failed to reach the total two times in the last three contests.
  • The Steelers have averaged a total of 41.7 combined points in their last three games, 2.8 less than this matchup’s over/under of 44.5.
  • Pittsburgh has struggled to cover recently, going 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 straight up in their last three outcomes.
  • The under has been the norm for Pittsburgh. They have failed to reach the total two times in the last three contests.

Injury Report

Colts: OT Anthony Castonzo: Probable (Knee), SS Ibraheim Campbell: Out (Illness), DT DeForest Buckner: Probable (Ankle), OT Le’Raven Clark: Out (Ankle), WR Marcus Johnson: Questionable (Quadriceps), TE Mo Alie-Cox: Probable (Knee), FS Malik Hooker: Out (Achilles), RB Marlon Mack: Out (Achilles), WR Parris Campbell: Out (Knee), TE Noah Togiai: Out (Knee), LB Jordan Glasgow: Out (Illness)

Steelers: ILB Vince Williams: Out (Illness), OT Matt Feiler: Out (Pectoral), TE Eric Ebron: Questionable (Back), OLB Bud Dupree: Out (Knee (acl)), FB Derek Watt: Questionable (Concussion), RB James Conner: Questionable (Quadriceps), OT Zach Banner: Out (Torn Acl), QB Joshua Dobbs: Questionable (Undisclosed), RB Trey Edmunds: Out (Hamstring), ILB Robert Spillane: Out (Knee), TE Zach Gentry: Out (Knee), ILB Ulysees Gilbert III: Questionable (Ankle), ILB Devin Bush: Out (Acl), OL Kevin Dotson: Questionable (Shoulder)


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