Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Gambling Prediction & Week 11 Preview

Detroit vs Pittsburgh NFL Football Spread/Handicapping

The Detroit Lions are now in the driver’s seat in the NFC North. They may not be dominating but they have won their last two games kind of impressively, even if they were only by a combined 3 points.

Detroit Lions (7-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)
Sunday November 17
Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA
Moneyline: Detroit -135, Pittsburgh +110
Spread: Detroit -1
O/U: 46
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They have a golden opportunity to keep the momentum going and build a cushion with their visit to Pittsburgh.

It is never easy to beat the Steelers at home but this is definitely the year you want to be playing them.


Is it possible everything is lining up for Detroit?


Doesn’t it seem like everything is coming up Detroit? The one point miracle win over Dallas, the two pointer last week at Chicago, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers getting hurt, the Minnesota Vikings being absolutely dreadful.

The NFC North is there for the taking and all they have to do is grab it.

Even though the Steelers are struggling this season they actually have the 5th ranked passing defense so the Lions may have to rely on their winning formula from last week which was a steady diet of RB Reggie Bush running the ball and a stingy defense.

Detroit is going well right now but their margin for error is still slim with the Packers and Bears on their heels at the moment.
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They just have to gut out another one, there are no style points in the NFL. At -1 there is definitely good value there even though they are the visitors.


The Steelers may have won three of their last 5 games but this is still looking like a lost season in Pittsburgh. It is amazing how un-Pittsburgh like this season has become as they struggle running the ball and stopping the run, the two things this franchise has been known for over the past decade.

Last week they beat Buffalo but they have only one win this season against a team currently with a winning record, it was the New York Jets though so I am not sure it even counts.

All season long I have been waiting for the Steelers to snap out of their funk (and been burned when they haven’t) but now I am convinced that they are just not very good.

I have been a big fan of Big Ben for a while but his improvisational skills are kind of lost right now. This team just can’t seem to make big plays this season and precision passing has never been his specialty.

Without a solid running game to back him up it just isn’t working this season.

It is only the respect for the brand that is pushing this number down so take advantage of that.

Spread Pick: Detroit -1
O/U Pick: Over
Score Prediction: Detroit 27 – Pittsburgh 20

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