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



NFL Week 9 Betting: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts Pick and Prediction

On Sunday afternoon – the Indianapolis Colts will host the Miami Dolphins. This is a game at the beginning of the season, many would have wrote off, but now it becomes a very important week 9 game. Both teams are 4-3, and staring at a wildcard berth in the face. The Dolphins trail New England by a game in the AFC East, while the Colts are two games behind Houston in the AFC South.

The Indianapolis Colts have been a pleasant surprise this far. Indianapolis has four wins on the season, and have yet to lose two straight all season long. The Colts are coming off a thrilling overtime win over Tennessee last week. Indianapolis is led by a rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck has thrown for 1,971 yards and 8 touchdowns through the first 7 games. The Colts are 9th in passing with nearly 266 yards per game.  Indianapolis has improved on the defensive side of the ball as well, with allowing just 213 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in the NFL. The Colts have won their four games by an average of 4 points.

For the Miami Dolphins, they have also won close games. The first win over Oakland was a blow-out, then the next two were within a score. The most recent win for Miami was a 30-9 thrashing of the Jets. Miami has also lost two games in overtime. The Dolphins are also led by a young quarterback  – Ryan Tannehill. The former Texas A+M quarterback is questionable after leaving last week’s game with an injury. The Miami running game has been anchored by Reggie Bush, with nearly 500 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Dolphins are playing their second straight road game.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Miami Dolphins -1
  • Indianapolis Colts +1

Free Prediction and Pick

 This should be a very tight game. Both of these teams are used to playing close games, so it will come down to who takes care of the football better. With Tannehill being questionable, we like Andrew Luck, the top pick overall to come away with a win in this game. Do not expect alot of scoring to be done in this tilt.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 21-17 Miami Dolphins

 The Indianapolis Colts are actually underdogs in this game. That surprises us, as they are at home, where they have played better. The Colts are not getting alot of love, but with a win – they would be into a postseason spot halfway through the season. Look for Luck to be better than Tannehill, and Indianapolis gets a big turnover late in the game to help them win the game and move to 5-3. We are betting the Indianapolis Colts, as the underdog to win the game.

Pick: Indianapolis Colts +1



NFL Week 8 Betting: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Pick and Prediction

In one of the best games of Week 8 – the Atlanta Falcons will go on the road to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons are the only unbeaten team in all of the National Football League. Atlanta is 6-0, and in first place in the NFC South. The Falcons hold a four game lead over New Orleans and Tampa Bay. Philadelphia is 3-3 as well, and tied with Washington and the Cowboys for second place in the NFC East. The Eagles have won three very close games thus far in 2012. The Falcons and Eagles are both coming off their bye week.

Philadelphia will look for ways to aide in Michael Vick not turning the football over. In 6 games this season, Vick has turned the ball over 14 times. The Eagles have been able to move the football, but unable to put points on the board. The Eagles have scored just 103 points in six games, the lowest in the NFL. Philadelphia has lost two straight before the bye; to Pittsburgh and Detroit.

The Atlanta Falcons feel their quarterback Matt Ryan is a candidate for the MVP through the first six games of the season. Ryan has completed 160 of 236 passes for 1,700+ yards and 14 touchdowns. Ryan has several weapons, including running back Michael Turner, along with veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez and receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. Atlanta faces a tough stretch of their schedule which sees them take on Dallas and New Orleans in the next two weeks.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Atlanta Falcons +1
  • Philadelphia Eagles -1

Free Prediction and Pick

This should be a heck of a football game. The Falcons are not going to want to go easy, while Philadelphia feels they have alot of proving to do. Michael Vick will be going up against his old team in this one. The Eagles are the worst offensive scoring team in all of the league, but we like that to change. Atlanta has shown vulnerable to teams passing on them, so look for Vick and company to take advantage of that. We are going to say Philadelphia comes away with a home win in this game, moving Falcons to the world of beaten teams.

Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 27-24

The Philadelphia Eagles are actually the favorites in this game. That is a bit surprising, with the Falcons being the top ranked team in the NFL within power rankings. The Eagles have been a disappointment, and have had a terrible time taking care of the ball. Obviously that is a huge key in this game. Look for the Eagles to have better ball control, and come out on top in this game. We are taking the favorite – Philadelphia Eagles wo tin this game, and cover the single point spread.

Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -1


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