Steelers vs Broncos Over Under
For the Sunday, January 8th AFC Wild Card game, we’ve got the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road to face the Denver Broncos. This game is being televised nationally on CBS at 4:30pm ET.
At the time this article is being written (Sunday morning at 5:20am ET), the Steelers vs. Broncos over/under is 33.5 (-110) on both sides at BetOnline.com and JustBet.cx. The over/under opened at 34 – 34.5 at most online sportsbooks, but heavy betting action should create some movement as we get closer to game time.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Over/Under Odds
Steelers at Broncos Over/Under Bets
Since the Steelers vs. Broncos over/under is the same at most betting sites right now, bettors can choose from almost any sportsbook they want. If you don’t have an account at an online sportsbook yet, I recommend BetOnline.com. Personally, I like the Broncos +9 in this one, so both of my Steelers vs. Broncos bets will be at BetOnline. Bettors can also choose the Steelers -9 (Even) if they prefer.
If you’re also looking to place a spread or money line bet, and prefer -7.5 (-110) on the Steelers or +7.5 (-110) on the Broncos, you can get those odds at JustBet.cx.
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Broncos vs. Steelers Over Under Predictions: AFC Wild Card
If the Denver Broncos offense doesn’t get completely shut down, I think we’ll see this game go over the total. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is #1 in the NFL, but they have some hurt players right now. Several guys that are expected to play won’t be at 100%, and with such a low over/under it will only take a couple of missed tackles or plays to make a difference. This Broncos vs. Steelers over/under forces both defenses to play at the top of their game, and I’m not sure either D is capable of their best game on Sunday.
For the Broncos, stud-safety Brian Dawkins is out, and LB Von Miller is playing with a sore thumb that could affect his tackling. It might not sound like much, but remember, there isn’t much room for mistakes.
Of course, we could also see some defensive scoring in this game. Although the Steelers defense doesn’t create a lot of turnovers, I like the Broncos rushing defense against the Steelers rushing offense. The Broncos defense caused 9 rushing fumbles during the regular season, and the Steelers offense coughed it up 13 times. If the Broncos do create some turnovers, can they score? We won’t know until the game plays out, but one extra score from the Broncos could make this an over game.
I also like the chances of seeing a few INT’s in this game – for both teams. One INT with good field position, or one pick 6 could be the difference we need.
One thing that could go against us on the over is the Steelers QB situation. As everyone knows, Ben Roethlisberger is playing with a lot of pain that greatly affects his mobility. This could cause a couple of bad situations for the Steelers ability to score.
If Roethlisberger tries to play through it and isn’t mobile enough, the Broncos defense will make it harder for him to find the end zone. Secondly, if 37 year old QB Charlie Batch has to replace him, that’s going to hurt the Steelers offense as well. Although experienced, Batch has just 208 attempts in the last 7 years. If you listen closely, you can hear his bones creak.
What I like most about the over on this game is the low margin of error. Can you see this game 17-14, 20-13, or 23-10 with 5 minutes left to go? I can, and it only takes a field goal from there.
So, on the Steelers vs. Broncos over under, I’m taking the over of 33.5 (-110) at BetOnline.com.