USA Today Sports. Pictured: Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger
Betting odds: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
- Spread: Patriots -3
- Over/Under: 52
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS
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Betting market: All signs point to Ben Roethlisberger playing, but the betting line is drastically different than last week’s lookahead line at the Westgate, which had the Steelers favored at -2.5.
When most books opened this game on Tuesday, the Pats were 1-point favorites. That has since risen to -3, as the Patriots are the most popular bet of the week with 77% of bets and 65% of the money as of writing (see live data here).
I’d expect some buyback on the Steelers now, especially with any further confirmation that Roethlisberger is healthy. — Mark Gallant
This will be the Patriots’ second straight game away from Foxborough, but no quarterback has come close to achieving the success that Brady has had playing back-to-back road games.
Brady is 21-10-1 (67.7%) ATS in the second of two straight road games since 2003, covering by 6.5 points per game. When the Pats face an opponent with a record better than .500 in this spot, Brady is 16-4 (80%) ATS, covering by 12 points per game. — Evan Abrams