NFL Playoff Preview And Pick: Chargers at Steelers
Sunday January 11, 2009
San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6), 4:45 p.m. EST
We believe that this game will be a battle between offense against defense. The Pittsburgh Steelers this year have the AP Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison and the overall No. 1- ranked defense in the NFL. There offense was steady, but the Steelers “D” kept them in the games all season. The Steelers will also have the home crowd advantage in this game, the loud fans will definitely disrupt the Chargers QB Philip Rivers. The season Pit finished 6-2 at home.
They will be facing the San Diego Chargers an offense who’s missing one of the best running backs in the league, LaDanian Tomlinson. The Chargers will now have to rely heavily on Darren Sproles, the 5-foot-6 running back who piled up 328 all-purpose yards last week and scored the winning touchdown on a 22-yard run in overtime. Sproles rushed for 105 yards on 23 carries. Darren Sproles has become a nice replacement for L.T. as he has been hampered with injuries all season. We’ll just have to wait and see if he can run through the #1 defense in the league.
We believe that the Steel curtain will be too much for the Chargers this Sunday.
Here are some Betting Trends to consider
- San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
- 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 when playing San Diego
Pick – Pittsburgh Steelers at (-6) and the under at (38)