The Bucs And The Steelers Are Aiming For The Under On Sunday

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are nine-point underdogs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home.
  • The Bucs have covered the spread in five of their last six road games.
  • The O/U for the game is 43.5 points.

PITTSBURGH – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fresh off of a victory over the Atlanta Falcons, face another weak team in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are nine-point underdogs in this matchup, even though they’re the home team, which makes sense given their 0-2 home record.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9.0 (-110)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +9.0 (-110)

The Bucs are road-game killers, having covered the spread in five of their last six road games – and the NFL sportsbooks know it.

The Steelers have failed to cover the spread in the four games leading up to this one, although they did push in one of those games.

In the head-to-head matchup, the Buccaneers have only covered the spread one time in the last five times these teams have played each other.

However, the road team has covered the spread four out of the last five times the Bucs have played the Steelers as well.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers O/U Odds

  • Over 43.5 (-110)
  • Under 43.5 (-110)

The Bucs have been expertly hitting unders all year, with four of their five games this season hitting the under.

The Steelers have been a good unders team in recent history as well, with the under hitting five of their last six home games, dating back to last season.

The general offensive ineptitude on display by the Steelers recently (they’re coming off a game in which they scored three points) makes betting on both teams to reach reasonable point totals intriguing, as seen in these odds from online sportsbook Bovada.

Bucs vs. Steelers – Both Teams to Score 15+ Points

  • Yes -130
  • No EVEN

The Steelers have managed to score more than 15 points in every one of their games so far outside of their most recent debacle against the Bills.

Tampa Bay is only allowing an average of 16.6 points per game. While that’s not quite Buffalo’s 12.2 points per game, it’s not incredibly far removed from it.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.