Pro Football Preview – New York Giants(8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)

The Giants entered the season as an aging squad that needed answers to a lot of questions after a disappointing 2015 season where they missed the playoffs. It’s encouraging to see they have bounced back this season with one strong performance after another, including its opening season win at Dallas 20-19. That accounts for the Cowboys’ only loss of the season. The Steelers have had issues with suspensions and major injuries, yet they find themselves still in the playoff picture, if only by a smidgen. When healthy, the Steelers offense can score on any team in the league. The game is scheduled for Sunday, December 4 at 4:25 pm EST. For information about online sports bets, please refer to

Current Line: Pittsburgh -6.0 , O/U48.5

For well over a decade, the New York Giants have relied heavily on the “other” Manning, QB Eli. Every year, he delivers solid numbers with occasional issues related to interceptions. This year is no exception as he has thrown for 2,902 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. What has really surprised everyone is the team's ability to win games with a rushing offense that ranks #31 in the league with under 80 YPG. This is uncharacteristic of a typical Giants team, but no one has really stepped forward, including starter Rashad Jennings, who has missed three games. He still leads the team in rushing with an abysmal 395 yards and 2 TDs.

The Steelers were forced to start the season without All-ProRB Le'Veon Bell, who was suspended for the first four games. QB Ben Roethlisberger has missed all or part of at least three games due to assorted injuries. In their absence, the Steelers have managed to stay in the hunt for a playoff sport. Big Ben has been his usual self in spite of the injuries, accounting for 2,745 yards passing with 23 TDs and only 7 interceptions. What the team hasn't done very well this season is keep pressure on opposing QBs as they sit towards the bottom of the league in interceptions, sacks and QB hurries. That could be a big issue in this game.

Online Sports Betting Game Analysis:The betting trends on this game point out some interesting facts. The Giants have been an unremarkable 5-4-2 ATS while going 0-1-1 on the road as underdogs. What's interesting is the team's schedule has been favorable enough that they actually ended up road favorites on three occasions. The trend that really stands out is the Giants are 3-8 on O/U with all three overs coming at home. The Steelers have also been an unremarkable 6-5 ATS on the season, but also carry a 3-8 record on O/U. The fact both of these teams has been underachieving from a scoring standpoint causes one to question why the O/U has been posted at such a high number. Only 6 of 22 games these two teams have played so far have made it over the posted number here.
Prediction:Pittsburgh 27 - New York 20

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