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NFL Week 16 Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 3-point favorite at the Jets

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With their playoff hopes hanging on a victory this week, the Steelers are expected to emerge victorious against the New York Jets

New York Jets v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers hit their second stumbling block over the last nine weeks as they fell to the Buffalo Bills 17-10 in Week 15. Of the two losses the Steelers have suffered in the last nine games, both of them had a common theme: Turnovers. In both games, Steelers’ quarterbacks threw four interceptions in each game which inhibited the team’s ability to put points on the board.

For Week 16, the Steelers will look to bounce back in New York against the Jets. Can the Steelers take care of the ball well enough to emerge victorious? Can quarterback Devlin Hodges respond accordingly to his first NFL game with multiple interceptions?

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 16

Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Betting line: -3

Over/under: 38.5

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 31-13 vs Jets

Win streak: 1 game PIT

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 2 - 1 NYJ

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 6 - 4 NYJ


The opening line on the game was at -1.5 when the schedule was released in April. Of course the Steelers have seen a lot of changes since then, but the Jets have struggled throughout the 2019 season

Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -155 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 20/31 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Jets would have a payout of $32.90 ($12.90 plus the original $20 bet). The Jets have a current moneyline of +135, or 27/20 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on New York to win straight up would have a payout of $47 ($27 pus the original $20 bet) .

According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 7-2 straight up in their last 9 games and the total has gone UNDER in their last 6 games. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 8 of their last 8 games in New York and are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games against the Jets.

If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 55/1 to 125/1. They also have varying odds to win the AFC Championship from 35/1 odds to 50/1. As for winning the AFC North, all teams have been eliminated as the Baltimore Ravens have locked up the division title.