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NFL Week 13 Preview and Pick

New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers

VietBet Game Line: Pittsburgh -5.5

VietBet Total Line: 49

 

The 8-3 New York Giants will put their straight-up six-game winning streak on the line this Sunday afternoon in a road game against the 6-5 Pittsburgh Steelers. Things are set to get underway in a 4:25 p.m. (ET) start at Heinz Field that will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

 

New York at Pittsburgh Game Preview

 

The Giants beat up on winless Cleveland last Sunday in a 27-13 victory as 6.5-point road favorites to raise their record against the spread to 5-1 during this impressive run. The total stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing 47-point line in that game and it has now stayed UNDER in four of New York’s last five contests. It heads into Pittsburgh with a 2-1-2 road record ATS this season.

 

Eli Manning tossed three touchdowns in Sunday’s win at Cleveland including two scoring strikes to Odell Beckham Jr. Four Giants’ runners combined for 104 yards rushing on 27 carries it what was one of their more balanced attacks on offense. New York also stepped things up with its run defense by holding the Browns to a total of 58 yards on the ground. Overall, the Giants are ranked sixth in the league in points allowed (19.4).

 

Pittsburgh is back above .500 on the year both SU and ATS at 6-5 following last Thursday’s 28-7 victory against Indianapolis as an eight-point favorite on the road. The total stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing 50-point line in that game and it has stayed UNDER in six of the Steelers’ last seven games. They return home this week with a 3-2 record ATS in five pervious home games this year.

 

Ben Roethlisberger also did a good job at getting the ball into the end zone through the air against the Colts with three scoring strikes to Antonio Brown. These two have hooked up 82 times this season for 998 yards and 10 scores. Le’Veon Bell also had a big day on the ground with 120 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries. The Giants’ defense could have its hands full on Sunday if all three of these players can maintain this high level of play.

 

New York at Pittsburgh Free Game Pick

 

Both Manning and Roethlisberger come into this inter-conference clash with the ability to move the ball quickly down the field through the air and that is sure to add up to points on the scoreboard. Look for Pittsburgh to come away with the SU win at home, but my “best bet” pick is to go with the OVER 49 on VietBet’s current total line for this game.

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