Sunday Night Football Week 13: Colts vs. Steelers Free NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Sunday, December 6, 2015 4:32 PM GMT

Indianapolis is now 6-5 & leading the AFC South after a 3-game winning streak. They head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, who are also 6-5 and trying to stay in the hunt for the AFC wild card. 

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: Steelers -7 at Pinnacle
There were no NFL odds for this Sunday night game earlier in the week as Ben Roethlisberger was an injury concern. However, now we see them favored by a touchdown. A 39-30 loss in Seattle halted a two-game winning streak for the Steelers, whose offense has allow scored 40 points or more in their last three games. However, they're not as prolific without Roethlisberger and the Colts will be quietly praying that he can't go. Meanwhile, the Colts are 4-0 with Matt Hasselbeck as their starter after a 25-12 win over Tampa Bay, and he threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns. He isn't the physical specimen than Andrew Luck is, but Hasselbeck has seven touchdowns and only two picks; the latter is something that Luck had a problem with. He knows his limitations and doesn't try to do more than he can, which simplifies the plan for the Colts. Indianapolis is tied with Houston atop the AFC South, but lead because of the tiebreaker. Even without the division, the Colts are still in the thick of the postseason race.

 

Colts vs. Steelers Spread

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Colts vs. Steelers Totals

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Colts vs. Steelers Money Line

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Injuries
Roethlisberger suffered a concussion down the stretch against the Seahawks, but he has been taking all the first-team reps. It looks like he'll play on Sunday night, but concussions are fickle, so keep an eye on that. TE Heath Miller (ribs) and WR Martavius Bryant (hip) are listed as questionable, but they'll probably play as well.

S Mike Adams is back at practice for the Colts after injuring his ankle three weeks ago, which is good news against the high-flying Steelers. RB Ahmad Bradshaw is out for the year with a wrist injury, but that isn't a huge loss for the Colts unless Frank Gore gets hurt.

 

Trends
The Colts are 6-5 ATS this season, covering three of their five games on the road. The Steelers are 5-4-2 ATS, going 3-2-1 ATS at home. There is no total for this game yet; it will come out when the line is released.

The Steelers are 8-2 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Colts, who are 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS in Pittsburgh.

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