Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Free NFL Picks & Week 8 Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/23/2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM on CBS
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
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On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) will be going for their sixth win in a row when they go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3). The Colts are currently in first place in the AFC South while the Steelers are second in the AFC North.
Last Sunday, Colts played very well on both sides of the ball and were able to shut out the Cincinnati Bengals 27-0 at home. They had 506 total yards in that win and held the Bengals to just 135 yards.
Through their first seven games, the Colts are at the top of the league in yards gained with 452.9 yards per game. Quarterback Andrew Luck has been very solid by throwing for 2,331 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Luck's top target has been T.Y. Hilton, who has 47 catches for 711 yards and one score.
Pittsburgh was able to score 24 second-quarter points against the Houston Texans on Monday night, which helped them pull off a 30-23 home win. They were outgained 393-328 in that game, but their defense helped them out by forcing three big turnovers.
So far this season, the Steelers have scored 22 points per game while giving up 23.1 points per game. Running back Le'Veon Bell has averaged 5.1 yards per carry this season for 599 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a 96 passer rating on the year by throwing for 1,858 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
Indianapolis Colts are 6-1-0 Against the Spread
Indianapolis Colts are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/21/14 WR Reggie Wayne Elbow expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/20/14 RB Trent Richardson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/19/14 DE Arthur Jones Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/19/14 S Darius Butler Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/30/14 S LaRon Landry Suspension eligible to return week 9 vs NY Giants
09/09/14 LB Robert Mathis Achilles IR
09/04/14 LB Aaron Morgan Undisclosed IR
09/04/14 G Donald Thomas Quad IR
09/04/14 DE Fili Moala Knee IR
09/04/14 RB Vick Ballard Achilles IR
09/04/14 T Xavier Nixon Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 T Marcus Gilbert Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/20/14 LB Ryan Shazier Knee "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/20/14 S Shamarko Thomas Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/20/14 NT Steve McLendon Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
09/23/14 LB Jarvis Jones Wrist IR - designated return
09/22/14 CB Ike Taylor Arm out indefinitely
09/04/14 LB Jordan Zumwalt Groin IR
Josh's Pick: Take Indianapolis
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