Patriots at Steelers NFL Week 15 Betting Analysis & Prediction.

Patriots at Steelers NFL Week 15 Odds, Analysis & Prediction

Written by on December 13, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to snap out of the ill-timed funk they’ve been in recently while overcoming future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady’s longstanding dominance when they host the New England Patriots in a huge Week 15 AFC clash that could either boost – or sink – Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes.

If you’re looking for some expert NFL predictions, then let’s get down to business right now.

Patriots at Steelers NFL Week 15 Betting Analysis & Prediction

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 6°C/42°F
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Precipitation: 36%
  • Cloud Cover: 98%
  • Wind: 6 mph NW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet On New England?

Why should you consider betting on New England as a slight road favorite in this contest? Well, there are a bunch of good reasons. First and foremost, New England lost last weekend and losing back-to-back games just isn’t something that happens very often to Bill Belichick’s teams – although it happened in Weeks 2 and 3 this season.

The Pats had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in their stunning 34-33 last-second loss to Miami in the most exciting game on the entire Week 13 docket. Tom Brady passed for 358 yards and three touchdowns, but the Pats saw what looked like a win go down in flames on Miami’s double lateral trick play to end the game.

“They just made one more play than we did,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.

Another good reason to back New England is that Pittsburgh has hit a tailspin at the most inopportune time and come into this contest off a pitiful loss against the lowly Raiders. Last but not least, the best reason to bet on the Patriots is that Tom Brady has owned Ben Roethlisberger and company for years. The Patriots have won five straight in this series dating back to 2013 while also winning nine of the last 11 meetings and 12 of 15 dating back to 2002.

Why Bet On Pittsburgh?

Why should you consider betting on Pittsburgh in this Week 15 contest? Well, there’s the fact that the Steelers are completely and utterly desperate right now. The Steelers are looking to snap a three-game losing streak that includes their stunning 24-21 road loss to the lowly Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 282 yards and two touchdowns, but Oakland scored with 21 seconds remaining to get the dramatic win.

Another good reason to back Big Ben and company is that New England just doesn’t have the look of an unbeatable powerhouse this season.

Patriots at Steelers is going to be a battle.

In addition to that, the Steelers and Patriots have nearly identical statistics, both offensively and defensively. The Steelers average 28.2 points per game to rank eighth in scoring while allowing 23.5 points per contest defensively (16th). The Patriots are averaging 28.0 points per game to rank sixth in scoring while allowing 22.5 points per game defensively (12th).

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Patriots vs Steelers NFL Week 15 Betting Trends

  • New England is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New England is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis & Score Prediction for Patriots vs Steelers

There’s a reason why New England is favored despite being on the road in this contest and it’s because Pittsburgh looks completely out of sync right now and nothing like the team that won six straight prior to their current three-game slide. The Steelers’ 24-17 loss at Denver three weeks ago and their loss to Oakland last weekend, were both horrific performances even if they did put up a good effort in their 33-30 loss to the Chargers two weeks back.

Pittsburgh has gone an uninspiring 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games, a nearly winless 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in the month of December and a winless 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games overall. On the flip side of the coin, New England has gone 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games in December and 19-8-7 ATS in their last 25 games against a team with a winning record.

I know New England suffered a stunning last season loss last weekend to Miami, but that makes me believe they’re going to be super focused for this affair. Besides, Pittsburgh is fading faster than a pair of well-worn blue jeans and just doesn’t look very dangerous right now. I’m going with Tom Brady and the Patriots to beat Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers – again!

Score: New England 31 Pittsburgh 27