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Eagles vs. Steelers Point Spread

What: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Week 5
When: 1:00PM EST. Sunday, October 7th 2012
Where: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles (3-1, 1-3 ATS) may be winning the NFC East division, but their supporters have been disappointed in them. For week 5, the Eagles head into the Steel City to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2, 1-2 ATS). The Steelers are fresh off their bye week and will be well rested. That’s good for them, after starting the season in poor fashion and playing below expectations.

The Eagles come into this game -17 on net points, -5 on turnovers, and Michael Vick has been sacked 11 times. Those don’t sound like numbers from a team that is 3-1, but they don’t tell the whole story either. This is a really interesting matchup, and handicappers will be all over the place on this one. If you like predictable, easy games to analyze, move along son. This one is only for the brave.

Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh Point Spread

Pittsburgh opened up as a -4 point favorite and they’ve been bet down to -3 or -3.5 points depending where you look. The Eagles have struggled ATS this season and public perception on Philly is low, even though they’ve been winning some tough games.

Teams
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Spread
Money Line
O/U
Spread
Money Line
O/U
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
+3 (+110)
-3 (-130)
+155
-175
o43 (-110)
u43 (-110)
+3.5 (-115)
-3.5 (-105)
+160
-180
o43 (-110)
u43 (-110)

Eagles vs. Steelers Game Analysis

The Eagles started the season slow with a 17-16 win over the Browns. Philadelphia has only lost against Arizona on the road, and in their other two games this season they’ve picked up closely contested wins over the Ravens (24-23) and Giants (19-17).

Pittsburgh on the other hand has been sluggish to begin the season and the bye week couldn’t have happened at a better time. Pittsburgh has one win on the season against the Jets (27-10) at home, but they’ve lost both road games to Oakland (34-31) and Denver (31-19).

Offensively, Big Ben has been getting it done. Roethlisberger has completed 82/120 passes for 904 yards, 8 TD’s and 1 INT. The problem has been that the Steelers haven’t had a running game. They rank 31st running the ball with an average of 65 RYPG in 3 games.

Despite the poor running game, the Steelers rank 7th in passing yards (284.3 PYPG) and 13th in points scored (25.7 PPG). The good news for Steelers fans is that Mendenhall will finally be back this week, but he’s a huge question mark due to his lengthy injury.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a laundry list of injuries, but none appear to be major. The Eagles have been solid offensively, as they’ve averaged 272 PYPG (10th) and 145.8 RYPG (7th). The problem is, they’re ranked 31st in the NFL with 3 TO’s per game on average.

Philadelphia has simply turned the ball over too much and it’s why they’ve only averaged 16.5 PPG (30th). They’ve moved the football well, but they have way too many costly turnovers that kill drives.

The Eagles rank 7th against the pass (206.8 PYPG) and 12th against the run (91.5 RYPG). They should be able to limit Big Ben, and I don’t think Mendenhall will have a huge day in his 1st game back since last season.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Point Spread Prediction

I like where the Steelers vs. Eagles point spread is, and I’m grabbing the Eagles +3.5 (-115) at the Bovada Sportsbook. You need to risk a bit of juice, but Philly has been the better team through four weeks of the season. The Steelers are rested, but that won’t be enough to help them.

Bet on the Eagles +3.5 (-115)

My prediction is that the Eagles will win this game SU, but you’re better off betting the point spread at +3.5 (-115) at Bovada while you still can.

If your prediction is that the Steelers will win and cover the point spread, you can bet them at -3 (-130) at BetOnline.com, or -3.5 (-105) at Bovada.lv.

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