Free NFL Predictions: Patriots at Steelers Odds Picks writer Joseph Falchetti looks at the New England Patriots (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday at 4:15 pm.

In a battle for AFC conference supremacy, the Patriots (5-1, 4-2 ATS) travel to Pittsburgh (5-2, 3-4 ATS) to face the Steelers at Heinz field. The Patriots offense is the top ranked in the league and is averaging just over 30 points a game.  On the opposite side of the ball, the Pats also sport the league’s worse defense.   The Patriots looked flustered in their last game against Dallas, the best defense they have faced so far.  The Cowboys simply just could not put points up on the board on offense to win the game.  I don’t think the Steelers will make the same mistakes.

Look for Big Ben to clock the Patriots

The Steelers are ranked 2nd in pass defense and 3rd overall in total defense making this toughest matchup the Pats have faced all year.  Ike Taylor has done a great job on limiting top opposing receivers for Pittsburgh, I think he continues on his trend and will be able to limit the red hot Wes Welker.  Both teams should attack through the air, which in my opinion gives the Steelers a solid advantage.

The Pats are giving up a league worst 320 yards passing a game.  Ben Roethlisberger has been the hottest QB in the league over the past few weeks throwing 9 touchdowns in his past 3 games.  Although, all pro receiver Hines Ward may not be able to go this week, it could be a blessing in disguise for the Steelers, whose dynamic young receivers of Antonio Brown and Emmanuelle Sanders have been frustrating defensive backs for weeks.  Along with deep threat wide out Mike Wallace, Big Ben’s receiving core should gash New England’s porous secondary.

The Steelers at +2.5 in Heinz Field is too good to pass up, as a home underdog recently Pittsburgh is 6-1 against the spread in their past 7 games.  In addition to that, I think they win the key matchups in this game and they have started to play their best football of the year, on both sides of the ball.

The pick: Steelers +2.5

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About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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