Green Bay at Pittsburgh- NFL Week 12 Sunday Night Game Preview and Pick
The Green Bay Packers head on the road this Sunday night to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kickoff from Heinz Field for this inter-conference clash has been set for 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
Green Bay at Pittsburgh Game Preview
The Packers are slowly watching their season slip away coming off a damaging 23-0 loss to Baltimore last Sunday as 2.5-point home underdogs. They are now an even 5-5 on the year straight-up with a 4-6 record against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing line in three of their last five games. Since losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers due to injury, Green Bay is 1-4 in its last five games both SU and ATS. It is 2-4 ATS this season when closing as an underdog.
Brett Hundley continues to take snaps under center as Rodgers’ replacement, but the results have been worse than expected. He has completed 60.8 percent of his first 158 passing attempts for 940 yards and two scores against seven interceptions and 17 sacks. The Packers have dropped to 21st in the NFL in scoring with an average of 20.4 points per game.
At the other end of the spectrum in the NFL playoff race, the Steelers continue to lead the way with New England in the AFC at 8-2 SU with a 6-4 record ATS. They hammered Tennessee 40-17 last Thursday night to easily cover as seven-point home favorites. The total went OVER VietBet’s 44.5-point closing line after staying UNDER in eight of Pittsburgh’s first nine games this season. With that cover, the Steelers moved to 3-1 ATS at home this season.
There is nothing wrong with the quarterback situation in the Steel City with Ben Roethlisberger turning back the clock a bit during his team’s current five-game winning streak. He completed 30-of-45 passes for 299 and four touchdowns in that lopsided victory against the Titans. His top target, Antonio Brown put up some bigtime numbers with 10 catches for 144 yards and three of those four passing touchdowns. Pittsburgh’s defense was as tough as ever with four interceptions and five sacks to help pace the win.
Green Bay at Pittsburgh Free Game Prediction
Any time the Packers are double-digit underdogs you know something is not right in the NFL, but VietBet’s betting line is dead on. Pittsburgh should able to maintain a two-touchdown spread at the least in what has suddenly turned into a bad mismatch between two of the league’s most successful franchises.