The Pittsburgh Steelers may have failed to bounce back in Week 13, but there was at least some improvement in the BTSC staff picks. However, while Jeff Hartman was an impressive 11-4 versus the totals and a respectable 9-6 against the spread, I barely managed to avoid a losing week at 8-7 for both.
Only three games are separated by a spread of more than a touchdown this weekend and eight games feature a spread of 3.5-points or less. It is also another big week for road favorites as eight home teams find themselves listed as undergods in front of their own fans, two by more than a touchdown.
With the Steelers holding a slim lead over the Baltimore Ravens in the race for the AFC North crown, Pittsburgh fans will be hoping a Kansas City Chiefs team short-handed at running back proves the bookmakers in making them 6.5-point favorites for the game. If teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins have any real hopes of a wildcard birth this season, they will need to overcome tough divisional matchups against the Houston Texans (-4.5) and New England Patriots (-7.5) respectively this Sunday.
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