Colts vs. Steelers Player Props & Predictions – Saturday, Dec 16

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If you’re looking for Colts vs. Steelers predictions, you’ve come to the right place. The Steelers are on the move to take on the Colts on Saturday, Dec 16, at 4:30 pm ET. At present, the total is set at 42.5, and the Colts are favored by 1.5 at home. Let’s run through the Colts vs. Steelers player props and picks below.

Colts VS. Steelers Odds

  • Spread: Colts -1.5
  • Total 42.5

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, Dec 16
  • Time: 4:30 pm ET
  • Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis IN
  • TV: NFL Network

Steelers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Steelers have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 15 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Steelers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.

Colts Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Colts have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Colts offense has averaged 22 points per game while allowing an average of 28. Indianapolis posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • The Colts have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Can the Steelers Offense Score Enough on the Road?

On the road, the Steelers have a record of 3-2 this season and are 7-6 overall. When looking at the standings, Pittsburgh is 6th in the AFC and 3rd in the AFC-North. Against the spread, the Steelers have a record of 7-6. Their average scoring margin for the season is currently -3.1.

The Steelers are coming off a 21-18 loss to the Patriots. With the 3-point loss to the Patriots, the Steelers also took a loss vs. the spread as 5-point favorites. The over/under line for the game was 30.5 points, and the combined total points scored went over, reaching 39 points.

Offensively, Mitch Trubisky totaled 190 passing yards with a completion rate of 62%. On the rushing front, the Steelers had 28 attempts, gaining 82 yards. The team converted 3 of 14 third-down attempts.

The Pittsburgh defense has recorded 21 takeaways this season, which places them 4th in the NFL. In terms of points allowed, their average of 19.2 is 7th in the league while giving up 344.8 yards per contest.

Can The Colts Secure a Home Victory?

Heading into their matchup with the Steelers, the Colts have a 7-6 record. In the AFC-South, they are in 2nd place and 7th place in the AFC overall. The Colts’ scoring margin heading into this week’s game is at -1.2, putting their ATS record at 8-5.

Taking a look at their last game, the Colts suffered a 34-14 loss to the Bengals. Alongside their 20-point loss, the Colts also suffered an ATS defeat. They were 3-point underdogs before the game. The over/under line for the game was set at 44.5 points, and the final combined total surpassed it with 48 points.

Facing the Bengals defense, Indianapolis’ offense amassed 272 yards in total. On third downs, the Colts converted at a rate of 27.3%. Zack Moss led the rushing game with 28 yards, while Gardner Minshew threw for 240 yards.

Defensively, Indianapolis is 24th in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 25.4 points per game against them on 357.6 yards allowed per contest.

Colts vs. Steelers Player Prop

The passing yards prop for Pittsburgh quarterback Mitch Trubisky is at 200.5. Based on the odds, he carries a 54% likelihood of exceeding this mark, while the under payout is -114.

Trubisky is ranked 41st among quarterbacks in passing attempts as he heads into the game. To date, he has thrown for 463 yards while maintaining a completion rate of 60.7%. I don’t see Trubisky being able to handle the pressure that the Colts’ defensive front can put on the QB. I like the under on this prop.

  • The Prop: Mitch Trubisky Under 200.5 Passing Yards (-114)

Colts VS. Steelers Predictions

When looking at the point-spread line movements, the Colts have come down slightly after opening as 2.5-point favorites. The Colts now sit at -1.5.

With the Colts coming in as 1.5-point home favorites, look for them to take advantage of a Steelers team that is coming off both a straight-up and ATS loss. Our analysis points to taking the Colts against the spread.

The Pick: Colts -1.5 | -110 at Fanduel Sportsbook