Teams hoping to turn things around will meet when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. The Steelers (3-7), who haven’t had a losing record since 2003 when they were 6-10, suffered a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week. The Colts (4-6-1), who finished 9-8 a year ago, are coming off a 17-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Indianapolis is 1-1 under interim coach Jeff on Saturday.
Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Indianapolis is a 2.5-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Colts vs. Steelers odds, while the over/under for total runs scored is 39.5. Before you lock in any Steelers vs Colts picks or NFL bets, you should check out the SportsLine Projection Model NFL Predictions.
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- Spread Colts vs Steelers: Indianapolis -2.5
- Colts vs. Steelers over/under: 39.5 points
- Colts vs. Steelers silver line: Steelers +118, Colts -140
- PIT: Steelers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after a loss to the ATS
- IND: Colts are 7-3 ATS in last 10 games after back-to-back loss
- Colts vs. Steelers: See the picks on SportsLine
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Why the Colts can cover
Matt Ryan is expected to make his third straight start since arriving Saturday. In nine games this season, Ryan leads Indianapolis’ passing offense, completing 247 of 357 passes (69.2%) for 2,443 yards and 10 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He has a rating of 87.1. His best game was Oct. 16 in a 34-27 win over Jacksonville. In that game, he completed 42 of 58 attempts (72.4%) for 389 yards and three touchdowns.
Running back Jonathan Taylor leads the rushing offense and has rushed for 100 yards or more in two games this season. For the year, Taylor carried 151 times for 693 yards (4.6 average) and three touchdowns. He had five explosive plays for 20 or more yards, including one for 66 yards throughout the season. He also converted 32 first downs and caught 21 passes for 97 yards (4.6 average). See which team to choose here.
Why the Steelers can cover
Despite that, the Colts aren’t a lock to cover the Steelers vs. Colts spread. That’s because rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett has been playing better lately and is coming off a solid outing against the Bengals, completing 25 of 42 attempts for 265 yards and a touchdown. In seven games this season, Pickett has completed 155 of 237 passes (65.4%) for 1,426 yards and three touchdowns. He’s been knocked out eight times, but hasn’t thrown an interception since Oct. 30 in the loss to Philadelphia.
Running back Najee Harris also leads the offense. He leads the team with 148 carries for 550 yards (3.7 average) and three touchdowns. Harris also has 28 receptions for 138 yards (4.9 average) and two scores, converting nine first downs to passing offense. Harris has rushed for 189 yards over the past two games, including 99 in a 20-10 rush against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 13. Find out which team to choose here.
How to make Colts vs. Steelers picks
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