5* NFL Monday Night Football ATS Massacre
Pittsburgh vs. San Francisco,
12/19/2011 20:30 EDT,
Score: 3 - 20
Point Spread: -2½/-115 San Francisco
I think the 49ers are showing some excellent value as a small home favorite, even with Ben Roethlisberger playing. A lot of people seem to think the Steelers are the only team with something to play for in this game, but San Francisco is going to be extremely motivated to beat the Steelers on Monday Night Football. With a win the 49ers keep pace with the Saints for the No. 2 seed in the NFC!
The public has had a hard time believing in the 49ers all season, which is why they come into this game 10-2 ATS.
I'm a little bit surprised that Pittsburgh is willing to risk Roethlisberger further injuring his ankle against a 49ers defense that will be flying all over the field. My big concern for Roethlisberger and Steelers is the loss of Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey. I wouldn't be surprised if Roethlisberger ends up being a late scratch or fails to finish the game.
San Francisco is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss, and a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite. BET THE 49ers -2.5!