NFL Week 9 Betting: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants Pick and Prediction

In one of the biggest games of Week 9 – the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh comes into the game with a 4-3 record; tied with two others for the final wildcard spot in the AFC. The Steelers are chasing the Ravens in the AFC North. New York has a 6-2 record, and leads the NFC East. Both teams are coming off wins in week 8.

The New York Giants have turned into one of the threats out of the NFC once again this season. After winning the Super Bowl last season, the Giants lost in two of their first four games. After that, the Giants have won four in a row and are in total command of the division. New York’s most recent win was over Dallas, where they forced Tony Romo into four interceptions. The Giants have been able to run the football more effectively this season behind the legs of Ahmad Bradshaw. The running back for New York has 570 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Giants quarterback Eli Manning is slowly putting up MVP type numbers; with over 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns. Victor Cruz is his top threat; with 7 touchdown receptions.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up a little steam in recent weeks. After starting the season 2-3, they have won two straight games. The Steelers most recent win was a convincing 27-12 thrashing over Washington. Pittsburgh’s defense continues to be one of the best in the league. The STeelers are allowing just 182 yards per game via the passing game. That ranks top in the league. Pittsburgh’s offense still remains in the hands of Big Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback has tossed 14 touchdowns; with 4 of them coming to Mike Wallace. The Steelers are playing their fifth road game of the season.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Pittsburgh Steelers +3.5
  • New York Giants -3.5

Free Prediction and Pick

This game features two of the elite teams in all of the NFL. While both of these teams have their flaws, it would surprise no one if this was a re-match in the Super Bowl. In the meantime, both teams have alot of work to do, and this win is huge for both. We like the home crowd and the offense of the Giants to come away with the win here. The Steelers seem to be too banged up to give an elite effort against an elite offense.

Prediction: New York Giants 28-21

 The New York Giants are just over a field goal favorite in this game. While we do not expect this to be a blow-out, we feel the Giants are a safe pick. As long as Eli Manning takes care of the football, the Giants should have no problem winning this game. We are going to take the New York Giants -3.5 in this game.

Pick: New York Giants -3.5