Chargers-Steelers SNF Betting Preview: Fade the Public with This Over/Under?

Dec 02, 2018 12:00 AM EST
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USA Today Sports. Pictured: Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger

Betting odds: Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Spread: Steelers -3
  • Over/Under: 51.5
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NBC

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Betting market: Betting activity for this game is very split, and so are the books, with some posting the Steelers at -3 and others at -3.5.

Of course, when a situation like this takes place, we often see heavy juice on either side. Those with Pittsburgh at -3 are in the -125 range, and those at -3.5 are around -125 on the Chargers.

Though the over is the second-most popular of the week with more than 80% of bets as of writing (see live data here), multiple waves of sharp action on the under have dropped it from 52.5 to 51.5. Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The Steelers lost on the road to the Broncos last week, making this Sunday Night Football matchup that much more important for Big Ben & Co.

According to our Bet Labs data, Ben Roethlisberger is 14-8 (63.6%) against the spread when playing in prime time the week after a straight-up loss, covering by more than a field goal per game to profit bettors six units. That makes him the third-most profitable quarterback in this spot behind Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

When playing in December or later, Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in this spot, covering by an average of 6.4 points per game. Evan Abrams