Steelers Bills Betting – Steelers In Buffalo To Battle Upstart Bills Sunday
The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Orchard Park, New York this Sunday looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time in a month, and a quick glance at the record of the team they face this week indicates they have a good shot. The Steelers play a Buffalo Bills team that opened its season with eight straight losses, but after consecutive wins are 2-8 and playing good football.
NFL Betting: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills
Online Sports Betting Odds: Pittsburgh – 6
Had a couple of overtime losses to the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs gone the other way, the Bills wouldn’t be looking as bad as they are. In fact, three of their eight losses were by three points or less, and Buffalo has shown improvement with every passing week. Whether that’s enough to keep it close against a powerhouse like the Steelers is questionable.
Why To Bet On The Steelers?
The teams that the Bills secured their two wins against have a combined four wins in 16 tries this season, compared to a Steelers’ team that has just three losses. While the Bills have shown improvement, Pittsburgh has established itself as a key contender in the AFC this season, and is coming off of a huge football betting blowout win over the Oakland Raiders, stomping them at home 35-3. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has gotten the job done with both his arm and his legs, while the Steelers’ defense has returned to its roots with the league’s top-ranked units against the run. For all the distraction he has been, Roethlisberger gives this offense another element.
Why To Bet On The Bills?
Despite their terrible record, the upstart Bills continue to find their identity and have become increasingly competitive with every passing game. After taking down the Lions for their first win of the season, Buffalo shocked the Cincinnati Bengals with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns as they rallied with 35 second-half points to come from behind and slay the Bengals 49-31. While the running game remains stagnant, the Bills can keep it close with Pittsburgh if Fitzpatrick can carry over his play from the second half and build on that performance.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Steelers are too good in too many areas not to win this game, leaving the only question the margin by which they clinch the victory. The Bills have won consecutive games and are due for a letdown, while the Steelers are determined to establish some consistency in their division race with the Ravens. Pittsburgh and Baltimore are tied at 7-3 for the top spot in the AFC North, but that won’t last long unless the black and gold can get the job done this week in the first of two road games, with a massive showdown against the Ravens the following week in Maryland.
Steelers Bills Betting Pick: Steelers