The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the best bets in the NFL through four weeks, get the primetime treatment in the Week 5 edition of Monday Night Football opposite the San Diego Chargers.
- The Steelers are 10-4 ATS in their past 14 against the Chargers.
- Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is tied for the league lead in 20+ yard rushes.
- The Chargers are 1-6 ATS in their past seven home games.
Without Ben Roethlisberger in the fold due to a knee injury, Michael Vick was tasked with leading the charge for the Steelers but came up just short against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4.
The Chargers haven’t put up much of a fight against the Steelers in recent years, something that’s translated at the betting window. Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two clubs.
San Diego has the third best offense in the NFL, but will need to step up on D in this one. The Bolts are allowing an average of 27.5 points per game compared to Pittsburgh’s much more respectable average of 18.5.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The point spread was settled in at -3 for the host San Diego Chargers earlier in the week, according to Bodog. The over under betting line was hovering around 46, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 29-18 win for the Chargers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs San Diego Chargers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
San Diego battles the Pittsburgh Steelers, currently with a 2-2 mark (2-0-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-2 for the Chargers and 1-3 for the Steelers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated San Diego Chargers and the No. 6-ranked Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up the San Diego Chargers No. 14-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that ranks No. 8 at 18.75 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 309.25 yards per game, more than the Steelers give up through the air (232.75 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Pittsburgh Steelers own the league’s No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 75.5 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Le’Veon Bell tore up the turf for 129 rushing yards in the latest Steelers game, a 23-20 loss to the Ravens at Heinz Field.
Last time out, Philip Rivers threw for 3 scores and 358 yards in leading his team past Cleveland at Qualcomm Stadium.
- Pittsburgh is 6-1-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- San Diego is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Diego is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- San Diego is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
- San Diego is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Sunday, October 18th
San Diego at Green Bay, Sunday, October 18th