Check out our free Steelers vs Colts pick and preview for NFL week 12 game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Steelers vs Colts Pick & Preview- NFL Week 12
On Monday, November 28th at 8:15 PM ET, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. ESPN is carrying television coverage for the game. The Indianapolis head into this AFC matchup as the 2.5 favorite to come away with the win.
Steelers vs Colts Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts
- Where: Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium
- Date: Monday, November 28th
- Betting Odds IND -2.5, PIT +115 | IND -139 O/U 39.5
Will Kenny Pickett Lead The Steelers To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?
Heading into week 12, the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to bounce back from a divisional loss to the Bengals by a score of 37-30. Not only did Pittsburgh lose the game, but they also failed to cover the spread. Going into the game, the team was 3.5-point underdog. The teams combined for a total of 67 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 39.
On the ground, Pittsburgh ended with 102 rushing yards on 24 attempts. Najee Harris was able to find the endzone 2 times, along with his 90 yards.
At the quarterback position, Kenny Pickett ended the game with a passer rating of 85.91 on 265 yards through the air. Pickett finished the game with 1 passing TD. Wide receiver George Pickens had a big game for Pittsburgh, coming up with 83 yards and a touchdown. As a team, Pittsburgh ranks 23rd in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 204.4 per game. Going into the game, the Steelers have thrown a total of 10.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 63.86% (21st).
This season, the Steelers have generated 19 sacks, which is just 29th in the league. However, they could be in line to see this number increase as they are generating hits on the quarterback at a high rate.
Will Matt Ryan Lead The Colts To A Win Over Pittsburgh?
Heading into week 12, the Colts will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 17-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Indianapolis went into the game as the 6.5-point underdogs on the spread. The two teams combined point total of 33 remained below the betting line of 45.
For the game, Indianapolis ran the ball 26 times, compiling 99 rushing yards. In addition to running for 84 yards, Jonathan Taylor ran for 1 score.
Against Indianapolis, quarterback Matt Ryan threw for a total of 213 yards and a passer rating of 89.71. Ryan walked home from the game without a passing touchdown. Leading the team’s passing attack was Michael Pittman Jr., who finished with 75 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 12.5. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Indianapolis is the 17th-ranked team in the NFL. Currently, 69.28% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Through 11 games, the team’s defense has generated sacks and hits on the quarterback at a rate similar to the league average. They enter this week’s matchup with a total of 28 sacks.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Pittsburgh and Indianapolis did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.
Heading into the game, Indianapolis will look to turn things around in the series, as the Steelers have won each of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 45.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-1. On average, the Steelers have averaged 29.4 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Indianapolis at 16.4.
Across the Steelers’ last 5 road games, the team averaged 13.2 points per game while allowing 27.6. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4-0 straight-up.
Across their 5 previous home games, Indianapolis has an ATS mark of 3-2. Their straight-up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 20.6 points per game.
Steelers vs Colts Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Colts -2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 39.5
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