San Diego Chargers
vs. Pittsburgh Steelers point spread
And we will close our NFL divisional playoffs preview with
the odds and point spread on the San Diego Chargers vs.
Pittsburgh Steelers game, the final playoff of the week. The
Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) had little competition securing the
spot in the divisional playoffs, while the San Diego Chargers
had to literally rush through the Colts and move forward in the
playoffs with 17-23 victory. And if the previous meeting between
the Chargers and the Steelers in the middle of the regular
season, won 11-10 by the Steelers, is any indication of the AFC
divisional playoff, the last Sunday football game should be the
cherry on the cake.
It's hardly a surprise that the popular
online sports betting website
Bookmaker (official) has listed
the Pittsburgh Steelers as the favorite of the two teams to win
the divisional playoff battle on Sunday. The Steelers are
sitting on odds -265, while the Chargers will be once again the
underdog of their playoff game with odds +225 on victory. The
San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers point spread is
posted at -6 points chalk the Steelers at Bookmaker and the
total agreed upon by the odds makers is 38 points even. Looking
at how the betting is going at the sportsbook, the Chargers vs.
Steelers game is the only on of the four this weekend where the
bettors are actually taking the favorite team. And rightfully
so, according to the betting trends, San Diego is 4-1 against
the spread in its last 5 games, but Pittsburgh is 8-3 against
the spread in its last 11 games when playing San Diego and the
Steelers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games when
playing at home against the Chargers.
For Pittsburgh the only big question
remains starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, although the QB
did a full practice on Thursday, recovering from a concussion.
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson remains questionable
for the Chargers vs. Steelers playoff game after missing
Thursday practice, although Darren Sproles proved more than
worthy with 328 all-purpose yards last game, including the
winning touchdown. San Diego tight end Antonio Gates also missed
Thursday practice, but linebacker Brandon Siler did a full one
and should be ready for the San Diego vs. Pittsburgh playoff
game on Sunday.