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NFL Week 15 Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 2-point home favorite vs. the Bills

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The Steelers are slight favorites playing under the lights at Heinz Field

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Don’t look now, but other than the Baltimore Ravens there are and no other teams in the NFL with as many wins over the last eight games than the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a win in Week 15, the Steelers can move up one spot in the standings as they would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Buffalo Bills. But first things first, the Steelers have to take care of business against Buffalo Sunday night in Pittsburgh.

When it comes to games in Pittsburgh against the Buffalo Bills, the Steelers are 10-2 all time while no contest was very close. In fact, the closest game between the Steelers and Bills in Pittsburgh was a nine-point loss in 1975.

When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.


Game Info: Week 15

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:20 PM

Betting line: -2

Over/under: 36.5

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 27-20 vs Bills

Win streak: 6 games PIT

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 3 - 0 BUF

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 9 - 1 BUF


The opening line on the game was at -7 when the schedule was released in April. Of course the Steelers have seen a lot of changes since then, but the Bills have been one of the more surprising teams in 2019. Sitting at 9-4, Buffalo is still in the mix to win the AFC East.

Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -135 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 20/27 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Bills would have a payout of $34.81 ($14.81 plus the original $20 bet). The Bills have a current moneyline of +115, or 23/20 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Buffalo to win straight up would have a payout of $43 ($23 pus the original $20 bet) .

According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 7-1 straight up in their last 8 games and the total has gone UNDER in their last 5 games. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 8 of their last 12 games against the Bills and are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 home games against Buffalo.

If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 50/1 to 75/1. They also have varying odds to win the AFC Championship from 30/1 odds to 40/1. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are at 20/1 odds and they are projected to place second the AFC North. Baltimore has the best odds to win the division at 1/50 while Cincinnati and Cleveland have been eliminated from the AFC North race.