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Steelers open as 3.5-point favorites over Broncos in Week 12

Pittsburgh are just over a field goal favorites for a tough matchup with the Broncos in Denver next Sunday.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are doing whatever it takes to win in 2018, be it blow out victories or last second comebacks and they will face another strong challenge in Week 12. At 4-6, the Denver Broncos might not be the toughest team the Steelers’ have left on their schedule, but they can be hard to beat at Mile High Stadium.

Coming off their own last minute win over an impressive Chargers team in Los Angeles on Sunday, the Broncos proved they are not a team to be taken lightly. They may only have won twice in their last eight outings, but it would appear the bookmakers are all too aware of the challenge the Broncos represent.

Pittsburgh has opened as 3.5-point favorites for the matchup in Denver, a venue they have not won at since 2009. Losers of their last three at Mile High, the Broncos currently enjoy a 19-11-1 record over the Steelers dating back to 1970. As of Tuesday this spread had fallen to 3-points with most online bookmakers, but was still at its opening position with most of the Las Vegas sportsbooks.

An early totals position of 47.5-points looks like a reasonable starting point for this contest, while an initial money line price of -192 has fallen somewhat since Sunday, with -170 now the more common offering from most online providers. Pittsburgh is 6-3-1 against the spread on the season and Denver is 4-5-1.