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Steelers Bigger Underdogs Than What’s On Paper

Those getting ready to lay money on the Pittsburgh Steelers covering a 7.5-point underdog spread against the New England Patriots tonight may want to look at one important trend before laying their money down.

The Steelers do not fair well when they open the season as underdogs. The last eight times the Steelers have opened as underdogs to kick off the season they are 1-7 against the spread. An ugly stat for those banking on Pittsburgh covering over a 7.5 spread.

When the lines for this game first opened, those looking to bet on Pittsburgh found a line that was much smaller. However, with Bradys suspension overturned, the Pats are now big favorites.

The Pats will also be playing a Steeler team without running back Le’Veon Bell is suspended to Week 3. Reciever Martavis Bryant is out until Week 5. Center Maurkice Pouncey will also be out until Week 9 with a broken ankle.

Both the Patriots and Steelers trend toward the OVER. The total currently sits at 52.5 points.

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