Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 21, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are two of the most storied franchises in the National Football League. They are also two teams that are in danger of missing the playoffs. The Packers started struggling when they lost Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, but the Steelers have been struggling all season. That has changed of late and after beating the Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers still has a shot at the playoffs.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers Preview
The NFL odds for this game have still yet to be posted and the odds makers are waiting for the status of Rodgers. If Rodger splays for the Packers, these odds can change drastically in the favor of the home team. Check your favorite top rated sportsbook for thee point spread on this game as kickoff gets closer.
If the Packers don’t have Rodgers under center they will look for Matt Flynn to lead the team again. Matt Flynn went 12-of-17 against four or fewer pass rushers in the second half Sunday after going 8-of-14 in the first half. The Cowboys didn’t sack or put Flynn under duress once in the second half when using such pass rushes. The Packers went 6-of-7 on third down in the second half Sunday, with the only “failed” conversion being Matt Flynn’s final kneel down to end the game. The Packers defense will be tasked to stop Antonio Brown. Brown caught five passes for 66 yards and a score and now has 95 receptions on the season, tied for second-most in team history.
With both teams trying their best late in the season this will be one of the more interesting games of the season.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Steelers have some wagering angles that favor them in this difficult game. The Steelers are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 16 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game for our free pick and to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.