NFL Betting Lines: Steelers vs Saints Week 8 Odds

October 31st, 2010 by

steelers vs saintsThese two teams both know what it’s like to be at pinnacle of the NFL gambling universe after winning the Super Bowl as these are the last two teams to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Both teams also know what its’ like to tumble from the top and get off to a rotten start the following season.

The past two times the Steelers won the Super Bowl the hangover lasted too long and the team missed the playoffs both years and failed to reach .500 in one year. The Saints have followed suit as they’ve struggled to keep above .500 with a 4-3 record and some very ugly losses on their 2010 résumé.

After missing the playoffs last year the Steelers are back with a vengeance. Even without Big Ben in the lineup while he served a month long suspension this team has managed to carve out a 5-1 record and could be the best team in the league.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 8:25 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Saints as a 1-point favorite with an over/under total at 44.

How anyone would take the Saints over the Steelers in this sports betting matchup is something of a mystery to anyone that has actually seen these two teams play. Granted the Steelers could have easily lost week, but they could also easily have won that game by double digits in Miami.

The Saints on the other hand are coming off a historically bad performance (17-30 loss) against the lowly Cleveland Browns, a team that the Steelers beat down 28-10 just a week before. If Drew Brees threw 4 INTs against one of the worst defenses in football what’s he going to do against the best?

Actually Brees is likely to bounce had from that putrid performance and have some big numbers against the Steelers.

However, the Steelers defense has been making big plays all year and in what should be a fairly close game in the Super Dome, either Big Ben or the Steelers D will come up with a big play late in the game to put it away.

Pick the Steelers to get the outright win over the Saints at home in this NFL betting odds matchup.

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