NFL: Betting Predictions Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts
Today at 8:20 pm Eastern, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts. BetDSI.eu http://betdsi.com/live-lines/football currently have the Steelers a huge -550 favorite giving up a large -10 1/2 points via the spread.
The Indianapolis Colts offense has been abysmal without QB Peyton Manning still recovering from neck surgery. If you want to see an example of the old saying ” One person does not make a team! ” then look no further for evidence against than the Colts. QB Kerry Collins has barely completed 50 percent of his passes going 35 for 69 for 388 yards, 2 TD’s and an INT. The running game cannot be relied on to win them games either as RB’s Joseph Addai and Delone Carter have not rushed for a TD yet.
The Colts defense cannot keep them in games either as they have been lit up by Houston in week one for 34 points (no shame in that), and Cleveland for 27 ( much bigger problem getting lit up by this team). The Colts have absolutely no pass rush only grabbing 2 sacks however they have forced a ridiculous 5 fumbles and have grabbed 2 interceptions. Too bad they have no offense to capitalize on these turnovers.
The Pittsburgh offense has not looked good as in years passed. QB Ben Roethlisberger appears to be missing WR Santonio Holmes who went to the Jets last year more than anticipated as he only has 44 completions on 71 attempts for 578 yards, 2TD’s and a high 3 INT’s , a terrible 79.4 QB rating. The runningbacks appear to need new sneakers or something as Rashard Mendenhall has 31 carries only 111 yards, and Isaac Redman who I have never heard of has been running better with 13 carries 61 yards, both backs have a TD.
The Steelers defense were embarassed in a first week loss to the Ravens giving up 35 points. However last week they absolutely destroyed the Seahawks shutting them out. The defense has generated 6 sacks which is not bad , but need to apply more constant pressure to the QB and then the secondary needs to capitalize as they have yet to have an interception, and not one defender has forced a fumble yet.
My Prediction: While I think the Steelers are certainly on a downfall from greatness I believe they are still head above heels better than the Manning-less Colts at this point. The Steelers are just a few players , maybe few co-odrinator’s / coaches away from being great again. The Colts ….. well they are a Peyton Manning away from being respectable , and that is alot.
Get your money on the Steelers for the win and if your feel comfortable with a large spread , that maybe money as well, so get your bets in at BetDSI.eu and remember:
” It’s Only A Game Untill You Bet It “