New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Sep/15/2012
New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds

Carrie Stroup here with your New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers betting odds and I just want to advise Gambling911.com readers that Darrell Revis is out for this game with a concussion.  Online betting for this game and all other NFL games available at Sportsbook.com here.

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Sportsbook.ag Line & Total: Pittsburgh -5.5 & 41.5

Opening Line & Total: Steelers -6 & 41.5

The Jets look to build on their surprising offensive success in Week 1 when they go on the road to face the Steelers’ aging defense on Sunday afternoon.

Gang Green definitely got an assist from four Buffalo turnovers in their opener, but their offense still managed four touchdowns (after scoring only one in the preseason). Pittsburgh is coming off its second straight loss dating to last season, both in Denver. FS Ryan Clark returns for Week 2, and Pittsburgh could also have OLB James Harrison (knee) back as well. The Steelers once again have a rash of injuries across the offensive line, though the Jets’ middling pass rush didn’t record a sack on 32 Ryan Fitzpatrick drop backs last week. The Steelers don’t usually have two bad weeks in a row, as they are 8-0 ATS after an SU defeat since the start of 2010. Also, home favorites of 3½ to 10 points, coming off a season in which they outscored opponents by 4+ PPG, and a game where 50+ total points were scored, are 27-7 ATS (79%) since 1983.

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Jets QB Mark Sanchez had a tremendous game to begin the 2012 season, completing 19-of-27 passes for 266 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT. This will be the third time Sanchez faces the Pittsburgh defense. In 2010, he led his Jets to a 22-17 win in the Steel City, completing 19-of-29 passes for 170 yards, while rushing for a touchdown. The teams met again in the AFC Championship that year, with Sanchez nearly bringing his club back from a 24-0 deficit, by throwing two touchdown passes as part of 233 yards in a 24-19 loss. New York will try to run the football, even using backup QB Tim Tebow in the wildcat formation, but the Jets have gained just 176 yards on 49 carries (3.6 YPC) in the past two meetings with Pittsburgh. New York rushed for only 3.3 YPC in last week’s win over Buffalo, but Shonn Greene had an adequate 94 yards on 27 carries (3.5 YPC) and a touchdown. Defensively, the Jets will try to build upon their four turnovers forced against the Bills.

The Steelers also have some injuries of concern, with RB Jonathan Dwyer (foot) and OLs

Ramon Foster (eye) and Marcus Gilbert (knee) all questionable for this game. QB Ben Roethlisberger played terribly in that 2011 AFC Championship win over the Jets, completing just 10-of-19 passes for 133 yards, 0 TD and 2 INT. He wasn’t spectacular in the season-opening loss to Denver either, completing just 22-of-40 passes for 245 yards, 2 TD and 1 INT. But because the Steelers’ ground game is in bad shape with Dwyer, Isaac Redman (groin) and Rashard Mendenhall (torn ACL recovery) not close to 100 percent, the game plan will probably call for a pass-heavy offense. Defensively, getting star OLB James Harrison back will help put the pressure on Sanchez. Pittsburgh sacked Peyton Manning twice last week, but the new Broncos QB burned them for 253 passing yards and two touchdowns.

  • Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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