Week 9 action offers up a tasty treat of a game when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Las Vegas has put out a point spread of -3, but I think that is far too much respect for the road team. Let's take a closer look at why I think the Giants will win, and cover this number.
Rounding out the week of the short favorites are the New York Giants. I should give a personal 'thank you' to the Steelers for winning the last two weeks, because it has provided some favorable line movement for this game.
I believe far too many games are being offered at -3.25 this week, so I'm more than happy to grab some of them. The look-ahead line had New York -3.5, but I thought even that was generous. The Giants should be the clear favorites in this game and if I was setting the line I'd have it -4.5 (at the least). Instead, we are seeing a bunch of -3's available (odds from SBRforum).
Let's begin this analysis with what both of these teams have in common.