The final game in the divisional round, the winner between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos will end up facing off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their place in Super Bowl 50. Two older quarterbacks that have been banged up recently, Ben Roethlisberger will have to beat a Peyton Manning that has been riding the pine for a couple of weeks. The game most Ravens fans will be interested in, it will be a toss up on who anyone wants to win as both quarterbacks are hated in these parts, but fans will want to see Tom Brady knocked off his high horse next week.
Thanks to our friends over at BookMaker, we have all the odds and analysis for what has been going on with the numbers this week. Expected to be the lowest scoring game of the weekend and the one with the biggest point differential between the teams, clearly they see it being a blow out.
Steelers at Broncos (-7.5, 38.5)We didn’t open a line for this contest until Friday afternoon due to the Ben Roethlisberger injury. He’s worth seven points to a spread so we wanted to make sure he was going to play. Without Antonio Brown and Big Ben hurting, it’s no surprise our first action came on Denver so we moved to -7.5. The under was also hit quickly, dropping it from 40 to 38.5. Losing Brown is a big deal for this offense, but as long as Roethlisberger is standing you can’t ever count the Steelers out of game. My gut tells me the public gets on board with the Broncos and the lines moves higher.
They make a good point. The extent of Ben Roethlisberger's injury will have a major ramification to the final score. Not to mention with the loss of wide receiver Antonio Brown due to concussion from the week before, even Steelers fans have their doubts on this game being close.