The Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers, who are fighting to stay in the AFC Playoff chase, will clash this afternoon at Heinz Field in the Steel City. Start time in today's dust up between the Fins and Steelers is set for 1:00pm ET on CBS. According to the latest NFL Odds from Sportsbook.ag, Pittsburgh is favored at -3.5 against the spread and the Over/Under is set at 40 points.
Both the Dolphins and Steelers are on the outside looking in at the playoffs right now, but the outcome of Sunday's meeting between the to could go a long ways toward determining if one of them stays in the postseason hunt.
Miami presently has a leg up on Pittsburgh as it is seventh in the conference standings with a 6-6 record, but a Steelers win would be a devastating blow to the Fins.
Miami already owns a loss to the sixth seeded Ravens and a setback against the Steelers would leave it fighting for position with two teams it had lost to.
Regardless of Sunday's final result, Pittsburgh should expect a dogfight from the Dolphins. Miami has been competitive in five of its six setbacks and four of its six losses were by four or fewer points.
The Steelers have played better of late, winning three of their last four games and they are 3-0 in their last three games at Heinz Field, but much of their recent success has been a product of turnovers.
The Dolphins are also coming off, arguably, their most impressive performance of the season, a 23-3 win over the Jets in New York. Miami posted 453 total yards while limiting the Jets to 10 first downs, 177 yards of offense, and a 2.8 yards per pass average.
Notable Trends: Pittsburgh is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games as a home favorite with a total between 37 and 41 points. Miami is 7-1 against the spread (6-2 straight up) in its last eight games as a road dog with a total between 37 and 41 points. Miami is 9-1 both straight up and against the spread in its last 10 games as a road dog with a spread between 0 and 3.5 points.
Miami Dolphins vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Odds:
Miami Dolphins +3.5 (-115), Over 40 (-110), +155 (Moneyline)
Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5 (-105), Under 40 (-110), -175 (Moneyline)
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