Here’s a complete look at all the betting info you need to know, as well as a prediction for the outcome of the Week 5 opener:
Jets vs. Steelers Week 5 Betting Info
Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of OddsShark.com and are updated as of October 6
Spread: Steelers (-8.5)
Betting Percentages: 57 percent on PIT (-7)
Betting Percentages: 59 percent on Under 48.5
Season in Review: Jets: 1-3 Overall, 1-2-1 ATS; Steelers: 3-1 Overall, 3-1 ATS
If the Steelers didn’t get smacked in Philadelphia two weeks ago, this game would be much easier to pick.
That 34-3 loss means the Steelers offense can be slowed down, and that the team is capable of laying an egg just like any other team.
But that was on the road. Sunday’s matchup is at Heinz Field, where the Steelers are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games. They’ve also won three of their last four meetings with the Jets, though they did lose to Gang Green at MetLife in 2014.
In that matchup, the Steelers turned the ball over four times and still had a chance to win, ultimately losing 13-20. Like that game two years ago, Sunday’s matchup will be determined by the turnover battle.
The Jets, and more specifically Ryan Fitzpatrick, have had a problem with turnovers in the past two weeks. Fitzpatrick has thrown nine interceptions over that span, but Jets coach Todd Bowles is sticking with his journeyman QB for the time being.
New York can stay in the game by stuffing Le’Veon Ball and getting pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. The Jets are on pace to be a top-five team against the run this season, but they’re 26th in pass yards allowed and 29th in takeaways.
The Steelers are more aggressive, the Steelers have more talent, but most importantly, the Steelers are playing at home.
Prediction: Steelers 31, Jets 17(Steelers against the spread, Under 49)