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NFL: New Orleans Saints are underdogs against Pittsburgh Steelers

| 30.11.2014

New Orleans Saints are once again in desperate need of a win as they visit Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon as five-point underdogs in NFL betting at Coral.

Tied with Atlanta Falcons, atop the NFC South, the 4-7 Saints are winless SU in their last three, all at home, and have not fared any better on the road this season, just 1-4 SU.

But New Orleans have posted ATS wins in their last two away games, including a 28-10 win at Carolina in Week 9, covering as three-point road favourites.

Overall, the Saints have provided punters with mixed results when pegged as underdogs, just 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS in their last six, dating back to last season.

The 7-4 Steelers will be looking for a win to keep up in the hotly contested AFC North, as well as the AFC Wild Card race.

Pittsburgh are currently tied with Cleveland and Baltimore, a half game back from Cincinnati in their divisional race, and also level with Kansas City and San Diego, who currently hold the two AFC Wild Card spots on the strength of tiebreakers.

The Steelers have also struggled on the road, but have been unstoppable at home, SU winners in their last three while scoring over 41 points per game.

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In other AFC action, the Ravens (7-4) play host to the Chargers (who boast the same record) as six-point favourites. Baltimore are on a two-game SU and ATS winning streak into action on Sunday, helping their own cause in the NFL playoff hunt.

Holding the edge in tiebreakers over division rivals, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, a win over the Chargers would move the Ravens into a Wild card spot.

San Diego has also won their lost two SU, but has lost six straight ATS, including a pair of SU losses on the road, has struggled to generate offense, scoring just 16.1 points per game over their last five, and is just 2-5 SU in their last seven against Baltimore.

The 7-4 Browns are on the road this Thanksgiving weekend, taking on the 6-5 Buffalo Bills as three-point underdogs.

Cleveland are 4-1 SU in their last five, but owns no tiebreaker advantages in the divisional or Wild Card races.

A SU loss to the Bills would be devastating for the Browns’ playoff hopes, but a boon for Buffalo, who remained in contention by tallying a 38-3 statement win over the New York Jets on Monday in a game they were forced to play in Detroit due to heavy snow.

In other Week 13 NFL betting, the 7-4 Chiefs look to regain a share of first place in the AFC West when they welcome the 8-3 Denver Broncos as slim one-point underdogs.

While a win gives KC renewed hope of winning their division, a loss will leave them outside the NFL playoff picture, at least temporarily.

The 7-3-1 Bengals are in need of a win to maintain their hold on first in the AFC North when they visit Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 3.5-point favourites.

Cincinnati have posted decisive SU wins in their last two on the road, while the 2-9 Bucs are 0-5 SU and ATS in five home dates this season.



Daniel Coyle