Pittsburgh over HOUSTON by 6
If we were to write a book titled , we’d surely reference last week’s total choke job by the Steelers coming down the stretch against the Patriots. Not even Dr. Heimlich himself could have saved them. As a result, Pittsburgh is now the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff race. Worse, they are now without both their best offensive (WR Antonio Brown) and defensive players (LB Ryan Shazier). To see them get back up off the mat for this contest would be like watching Joe Frazier clear the cobwebs after being floored by Muhammad Ali. It’s just not gonna happen, folks. For openers, Pittsburgh is 3-7 ATS as a road favorite on Monday nights, including 0-4 ATS during the secondhalf of the season. They are also 4-14 SU and 4-12-2 ATS in road finales when facing foes coming off a SUATS loss, including 0-4 SUATS when facing a sub .333 opponent. Not to mention 1-8 ATS as road favorites of 8 or more points versus sub .500 non-division foes! Ugh. As disappointing as they have been this season, Houston is still 3-1 SUATS with a win percentage of .400 or less when playing on Mondays. Remember, Pittsburgh was -1 in this game at Cantor Gaming in Vegas prior to the start of the season. Take the points in this value-laden proposition against a wounded road favorite.