Your free NFL betting pick for Sunday 11-26-17 takes us to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers play hosts to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. This game will be nationally televised on NBC with kickoff scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.
Where They Are Now
The Packers are in third place in the NFC North with a 5-5 record. Green Bay sits a half-game behind Detroit and 3.5 games behind division-leading Minnesota. The Steelers hold a commanding three-game lead over Baltimore in the AFC North with an 8-2 record.
No O in Green Bay
The Packers offense has been awful without QB Aaron Rodgers, lost several weeks ago to a collarbone injury. Brett Hundley and the Green Bay offense are coming off a game in which they were shut out at home by the Baltimore Ravens. Now, the Packers have to face yet another tough AFC North defense, this time on the road.
Steelers Can Still Play D
The Pittsburgh defense ranks sixth in the league in opponents’ yards per point, and opponents’ yards per play. The Steelers D also ranks #4 in the NFL in yards allowed per game, and #2 in points allowed per game. It figures to be a very long night for Mr. Hundley and that Packer offense.
Packers Defense Trying To Hold It Together
Despite little to no help from the offense, the Green Bay defense has not performed too badly. In four games with Hundley under center, the Packers have allowed 23.75 points per game.
How Low Can You Go (And How Often)?
Pittsburgh has been an Under machine this season, including a perfect 3-0 against NFC opponents this season. This game sure looks like it could be #4.
Run the Ball, Run the Clock
The Steelers have had extra rest and prep time for this contest, having last played last Thursday when they hosted Tennessee. RB Le’Veon Bell had just 12 carries in that game. So, with extra rest and off a lighter workload, I expect Bell to get a ton of carries in this one. And the more they run, the more that clock keeps running.
Man Down In Pittsburgh
The Steelers passing attack will be missing a key weapon, as receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will miss this game due to a hamstring injury. That is one less weapon for the Green Bay defense to have to worry about.
Your Free NFL Betting Pick Is…
UNDER 43.5. My line for this game is 39. Green Bay will find it difficult to score (again). It is very possible that the Steelers build a big lead and bleed the clock for much of the second half.