Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Odds, Predictions, Props, Lines & Picks
This week’s edition of Sunday Night Football brings us a matchup between a pair of AFC division leaders as the Steelers (11-1 SU, 8-4 ATS) travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills (9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS). Last week, Pittsburgh lost at home to Washington Football Team, ending their undefeated record this season, but are still unbeaten on the road and will look to extend that streak against Buffalo. The Bills are coming out of a neutral ground win over the 49ers and are close to securing a playoff spot.
Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Line Movement
The Bills started the week as the +2.5 underdogs, but after some early action backing them, the line has moved to -2 or 1.5 depending on where you place your wager. The total kept steady for most of the week, only slightly rising from 47.5 to 48.
Notes On The Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh undefeated streak ended on Sunday as they lost to Washington, but we shouldn’t overreact and read too much into that defeat. It came after only four days of rest for the Steelers and the fatigue obviously caught up with them in the second half. What is important for Pittsburgh is that they still hold the tiebreaker over the Chiefs sweeping all their conference games so far. And that is exactly why the Bills game is so important to them. They are still 7th in the league in points per game with 27.8 ppg and the best in the league in scoring defense with only 17.6 ppg allowed, so it’s reasonable to expect them to bounce back and do good on Sunday night. However, the defense will miss some important parts on Sunday, as Bud Dupree is done for the season with a torn ACL, and the leading tackler, Vince Williams, is on the COVID-19 list.
Ben Roethlisberger had one of the worst games of the season last week but still managed to throw for an impressive 305 yards and two touchdowns. After finally getting some rest we can expect him to have a great game against the Bills’ pass defense which is not as good as advertised before the season and gave up 300 yards and 3 TDs to Nick Mullens just last week. We can also expect a decent game from RB James Conner who’s back after missing a couple of games after testing positive for Covid-19.
Notes On The Week 14 Buffalo Bills
The great season for Josh Allen continued last Monday as he toyed with the 49ers, leading his team to a 34-24 win, a first in the Monday Night Football game since 1999. The Bills now have a one-game edge over Miami in the AFC East and hold the tiebreaker, too. Allen ended the game with 375 yards on 32-from40 passing and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions. Buffalo’s passing offense is now 3rd in the league with 276.4 yards per game. On Sunday night, they will meet their match, as Pittsburgh boasts a 2nd-ranked passing defense allowing only 199.8 yards per contest. The defense which was the main reason for the Bills’ success last year is actually the worse part of the team this season, allowing 25.5 points per game.
After a flawless game last week, Josh Allen faces a much tougher matchup this time around. Still, the Steelers allowed Alex Smith to throw for almost 300 yards, and Allens should have another effective game. Stefon Diggs is also in great form, with more than 90 yards in four out of the last five games and seven or more catches in four consecutive games. He’ll square off against Joe Haden but still should be good for a decent fantasy score.
Week 14 NFL Betting Pick:Under 48
A game this important for both teams should have a playoff feel to it, and we can expect both defenses to step up. We expect a tight and nervy game, eventually ending in UNDER.