Pittsburgh Steelers Denver Broncos Betting Pick
Steelers Broncos Odds
The Point spread for this game is set at 9.0 points in favor of the visiting team Pittsburgh Steelers. The total combined score for this match is set at 33.5 points. Find out what our expert’s betting pick is below.
I have found the best point spread for betting on the Steelers -9.0 (-110) from TopBet.com
The best point spread for betting on the Broncos +9.5 (-105) is at Betonline.com
Steelers Broncos Preview
The AFC Wild Card game features the Pittsburgh Steelers as they visit the Denver Broncos as they battle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Sunday.
Starting with the visiting there are some key issues that have to be adressed; Ben Roethlisberger is not 100% maybe not even 75% as he is dealing with a high ankle spain that is acpected to limit his mobility in the pocket. Big Ben is known for scrambling out of the pocket to keep plays alive. The Steelers just placed their starting running back Rashard Mendenhall onto the IR. The good news for Steelers is their rock solid defence, they have been great this season, averaging only 18 points against on the road. A statistic that stands well to the Broncos ability to only average 18 points per game at home. Another bonus for the Steeleres is their strong bench, although they will be without Mendenhall they do have a player named Isaac Redman who is a ground and pound type back that can get the short line carries.
On top of the mountain in Denver there is fire burning, with the odds against them they need to pull a miracle and it might not be from Tim Tebow. All this week their has been talk of plan B for the Broncos. In fact coaches from the Broncos stated that Brady Quinn the backup to Tebow has been given a specialised playbook in case the Jesus Christ super start does not pan out. Now this nes can not be taken to directly as every team sets up a plan B for their backup QB but I get a feeling the Broncos do not feel to great in Tebow leading the team against a smart defence of the Steelers.
Steelers Broncos Betting Pick
The Steelers got the luckiest draw of any Wild card team in playing the Broncos. They are probably the worst team to make the playoffs but any team has a chance to win a game. But in this case I do not see the Broncos winning. The Steelers are too good on defence and they should put up enough points to cover the 9 point spread. My money pick however is on the under. Big Ben is going to have problems with mobility in the pocket and we know the Broncos will have their troubles on offence as well. I like the under of 33.5 points