The Pittsburgh Steelers are 12-2 straight up and 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 games coming off a loss. The Steelers will try to bounce back strong off a loss again this Sunday night at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Pittsburgh is a 5-point favorite at Heinz Field at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Weather reports indicate that it could be a cold, rainy night when these two teams take the field on Sunday.
After starting the season off with strong wins over Washington and Cincinnati, the Steelers suffered through a complete dud of a game last Sunday in Philadelphia. Nothing was working on either side of the ball for Pittsburgh as the Eagles rolled to a 34-3 victory as 4-point home underdogs.
Pittsburgh was 7-2 SU and 5-3-1 ATS in its previous nine games heading into that one and should be able to produce a much better effort this week, especially with running back Le'Veon Bell set to return to action.
Over their last 13 games as the betting favorite at home, the Steelers are 10-3 SU and 8-4-1 ATS per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Betting Line / Total: Pittsburgh -5 / 47 Points
Trend: The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Steelers.
Trend: The Steelers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games after a loss.
While the Steelers played their worst all-around game of the season last week, the Chiefs played their best game of 2016 in a 24-3 win over the New York Jets. Kansas City jumped out to an early 17-0 lead in the second quarter and let their defense do the rest, holding the Jets to just three points and forcing eight turnovers with six interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Chiefs have lost three of their last four games to Pittsburgh outright but are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Steelers.
Sunday's total is set at 47 points. The UNDER is 4-0 in the last four games between Pittsburgh and Kansas City and 6-1 in Pittsburgh's last seven games overall.
Under head coach Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh has had plenty of recent success at home and in games after losses. The Steelers should be ready to play this Sunday night, but the Chiefs defense could keep this one close.
Pittsburgh has scored just 15.5 points per game in its last four games against Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sunday, Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Penn.