The Steelers got back on the win track with a convincing 21-point romp here last week over Tennessee.
More important, its defense is beginning to assert itself once again as they have held each of their last four foes to season low – or 2nd low – yardage. The good news is Pittsburgh is 9-3 ATS at home in games off a home win of more than 20 points.
The bad news – and there is almost always bad news for teams off easy wins – is the Steelers’ 2-8 ATS mark as favorites of 13 or more points in games off awin.
Meanwhile, the Jags from Jacksonville enter on a 0-4 SU and ATS slide knowing they are 4-0 SU and ATS in games off four losses in a row. They are also 5-0 ATS as dogs in this series.
With that, look for the Steel City crew to slip to 1-9 ATS as double-digit chalk in games against anyone outside the AFC North off a SU and ATS loss. By the book, the Jags are worth a look.
NFL betting picks: Steelers over Jacksonville by 10
Jacksonville most recently:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 7-3