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San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Oct/04/2009
San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds

The San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds were hovering between Steelers -6 and -6 ½.  The betting action on the spread was around 70 percent in favor of San Diego while the +230 money line was getting close to 80 percent for the Chargers.  That one would pay out $23 for every $10 bet should the Chargers win outright at Sportsbook.com.

The line opened here at -6.  It's moved up to -6 ½ and has had a peak of -7, which we are seeing at about 5 percent of the online sportsbooks.  If you like the Steelers, jump on them now at the -6 and lock in those odds!

The Steelers have dropped two straight close games and find themselves two back of first-place Baltimore. Pittsburgh doesn't want to drop three straight, especially with a chance to get hot against lesser opponents in Weeks 5 and 6 (at Detroit and vs. Cleveland).

"Finishing as Super Bowl champions and starting 1-2 is not how we envisioned our season starting," wide receiver Hines Ward said.

"We have some work to do and we have a top-quality, familiar opponent coming in here that is a playoff-caliber team, and has been one perennially," coach Mike Tomlin told the team's official Web site. "We respect that, and we are excited about doing it back at Heinz Field in front of our fans."

LaDainian Tomlinson has missed two straight games because of an ankle injury. While Darren Sproles is capable of breaking big plays, he's averaging just 2.4 yards a carry this season. The Chargers could find more success in their ground game when the duo is able to share touches.

The Chargers have never won in Heinz Field in 13 regular season games (not including pre and post season) they played there.  The Steelers, on the other hand, have gone 34-9 at home since December 7, 2003.  Of the last 5 games played in Pittsburgh territory, the Chargers have lost 4 of those 5 by more than the current spread.  It should be noted that the Steelers are 7-3 in the last 10 games of this series including 6 of the last 7. 

Some important San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds trends:

The Chargers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.

The Chargers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.

The Chargers are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. AFC.

San Diego is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.

The Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

The Steelers are 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

While we think the Steelers will win, San Diego is capable of keeping this one close (by within 6 we believe).  The -250 money line price on Pittsburgh is a little steep for us though.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

 

 

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