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by: AnthonyP On  Friday, January 9, 2009
Tags:  Gambling   Las Vegas   NFL   Odds   Oddsmakers   Over/under  

San Diego ChargersPittsburgh SteelersSan Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The fans at Heinz Field will be treated to a Divisional Round game between the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers when they take their seats on Sunday afternoon.

Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers listed as 6-point favorites versus the Chargers, while the game’s total is sitting at 38.

Nate Kaeding kicked a 26-yard tying field goal and Darren Sproles scored the winning TD in overtime to give the Chargers a 23-17 victory over the Colts in their Wild Card game last time out. The Chargers won the game as 2-point underdogs, while the 40 points fell UNDER the posted total of 50.

Sproles finished with 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win.

The Steelers defeated Cleveland 31-0 as an 11.5-point favorite in Week 17. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (33).

Willie Parker rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries for Pittsburgh, while Ben Roethlisberger passed for 110 yards with an interception in the win.

Team records:
San Diego: 8-8 SU, 7-8-1 ATS
Pittsburgh: 12-4 SU, 9-7 ATS

San Diego most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in January are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of San Diego’s last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against San Diego
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games


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