Despite a three-game losing streak, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as 2.5-point favorites in for their Heinz Field finale against the Indianapolis Colts, according to odds released on Sunday by BetOnline.ag.
After starting the season 11-0, the Steelers have lost three straight games, including Monday night’s 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh’s recent downturn has happened at the sports book as well as on the field. The Steelers have failed to cover the spread in four straight games, twice losing last favorites in that span, including Monday night, when they were favored to win by 14.5 and lost by 10.
Overall, the Steelers are 8-6 against the spread after starting the season 8-2. When favored at home, they’re 5-1, with a 4-2 mark against the spread.
Indianapolis is 10-4 overall and also 8-6 against the spread. The Colts have not been an underdog since Oct. 11, when they lost by nine as a 1-point underdog at Cleveland. That was the only game this season the Colts were not favored in.
The over/under total for the game is 45.5 points. The Steelers and Colts are scheduled to kick off from Heinz Field at 1 p.m. on Sunday. No fans will be in attendance.