Authored by NFL Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Football game on Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.
The (8-6) Kansas City Chiefs of the AFC West division will make the trip from the Show-Me-State to the Steel City to take on the (9-5) Pittsburgh Steelers of the AFC North division in 2014 NFL action. The team will play at Heinz Field on the banks of the Three Rivers Triangle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This Sports Handicapper believes this should be one of the most intriguing games on Sunday’s slate. Both teams are very much alive in the playoff hunt. The betting line has Kansas City as three-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 48 for Sunday’s game.
The 2014-15 Kansas City Chiefs snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Oakland at home last Sunday 31-13. Kansas City is a game behind Pittsburgh in the Wild Card race and a win Sunday would be crucial. The betting odds under is 4-1 Kansas City last five vs. A team with a winning record. Kansas City s 5-1 ATS the last six meetings between the teams. Kansas City is 3-2, going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times on NFL Expert Point Spread Predictions their last five away from Arrowhead. Kansas City will have veteran Alex Smith at quarterback Sunday, who threw for nearly 300 yards last week. The key to a Chiefs win is to get the ball to game-breaker Jamaal Charles out of the backfield. The defensive ends need to get upfield rush in passing situations.
The 2014-15 Pittsburgh Steelers are on a two-game winning streak both impressive on the road at Cincinnati and Atlanta. Pittsburgh has covered their last five Against The Point Spread in the month of December. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS their last five at home and the betting odds over is 6-0 their last six at Heinz field. Pittsburgh is 3-1 Against The Spread their last four at home. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will try to show his magician like skills again as we get late into the season with a playoff spot on the line. The key to the Steelers win is going depend on how well their second year running back Le’Veon Bell can penetrate the Chiefs massive defensive line. Pittsburgh will give up points on defense, so the offense has to score.
Free Pick: Kansas City+3.