During many seasons in the NFL it’s all about what division you play in. Take the week 13 Steelers vs Falcons matchup for example, Pittsburgh is 4-7 and bringing up the rear of the AFC South 3+ games behind first place Baltimore and Cincinnati. The Falcons are just 5-7, but tied in the win column with Tampa Bay for the top spot in the NFC South.
Before Betting on Steelers vs Falcons
Sunday’s meeting at Mercedes-Benz Stadium obviously has more meaning for Atlanta, who besides maybe the Raiders are the hard-luck team of the season. The Falcons had the ball inside the 5-yard line last week at Washington looking for a game-winning score before a tipped ball led to the Commanders holding on 19-13. Atlanta has also had a 27-26 loss to the Saints, fell 31-27 to the Rams, dropped a 21-15 contest to the Bucs and lost 20-17 to the Chargers.
The Steelers are on a short week after their 24-17 win in Indianapolis on Monday night, but the Pittsburgh vs Atlanta matchup is one that both teams think they can get. Playoff hopes are slim for the Steelers but at the very least they think they may have found their QB of the future as Kenny Pickett was 20/28 vs. Indianapolis and hasn’t thrown an INT in three straight starts. The Falcons have the 4th worst pass defense in the NFL (255.6 ypg) so Pickett should have some success through the air here.
The Colts are the Colts, but Pittsburgh still held Indy to 290 total yards on Monday night. That’s interesting to note because it’s one of the few times the Steelers have had their defense at full strength this season.
Washington vs New York NFL Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||Steelers (1.83) | ATL (2.00)||43||Steelers -1.5 (1.91) | ATL +1.5 (1.91)|
|Bovada||Steelers (1.80) | ATL (2.05)||43||Steelers -1 (1.87) | ATL +1 (1.95)|
|BetUS||Steelers (OFF) | ATL (OFF)||43||Steelers -1 (1.91) | ATL +1 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||Steelers (1.83) | ATL (2.00)||43||Steelers -1.5 (1.91) | ATL +1.5 (1.91)|
|Pinnacle||Steelers (1.92) | ATL (1.98)||43||Steelers -1 (1.86) | ATL +1 (2.05)|
|MyBookie||Steelers (1.91) | ATL (1.91)||43||Steelers (OFF) | ATL (OFF)|
Steelers vs Falcons Prediction & Pick
This is the conundrum with the home team being essential a PICK play – they look good at home just having to win the game but why aren’t they good enough to be giving 2-3 points? Pickett should be able to move the ball against this Atlanta pass defense and at the same time Atlanta has been held to 17 points or less in 4 of their last 6. The Steelers with a healthy defense get this big road win.
Pick: Steelers -1