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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins: Point spread and odds

 Monday night football is here again and it does not disappoint with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins NFL game, which we will briefly preview along with the spread and betting odds.  Both the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) and the Washington Redskins (6-2) will come out on FedEx Field with just two loses this season, but the long injury lists will likely play the most important role tonight. But first let's start with the game's point spread and odds, as well as some betting trends on the two NFL franchises.

 To check the latest odds and spread, we visited the online sportsbook Bookmaker, where we found the hosting Redskins a small favorite to win the Monday night football match-up. The Washington Redskins are holding odds -145 with the bookie to win the game, while the Pittsburgh Steelers will visit as underdog, sitting on odds +125 on victory this evening. The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins point spread is currently at -3 points chalk the Redskins with the total expected at Bookmaker listed as 37 points. When betting the spread, keep in mind that Pittsburgh is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games, while Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games. The Steelers are also 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing the Redskins and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home.

 Now let's move to those injuries. At Pittsburgh out for NFL Week 9 are safety Ryan Clark, linebacker Keyaron Fox and cornerback Bryant McFadden. Steelers star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has troubles with his right shoulder, was upgraded to probable for Monday night football, but it will likely be a game-time decision. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, running back Willie Parker, safety Troy Polamalu and defensive tackle Casey Hampton have all been upgraded to probable for tonight's football game. But the situation is even worse in the Washington Redskins camp, where running back Ladell Betts, wide receiver Malcolm Kelly, cornerback Shawn Springs and defensive end Jason Taylor are all out nursing various leg injuries. Redskins defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin, safety LaRon Landry, cornerback Carlos Rogers and wide receiver Santana Moss have all been listed as questionable for the Monday night football game tonight. Washington Redskins running backs Rock Cartwright and Clinton Portis were upgraded to probable for the game against the Steelers, along with cornerback Fred Smoot, linebacker Marcus Washington, DT Lorenzo Alexander and safety Chris Horton.

 Published on 11/03/2008

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