Thursday, February 2

Monday Night Football odds, line: Steelers vs. Colts predictions, NFL picks, bets from expert who’s 56-32

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts will rekindle an AFC rivalry on Monday Night Football. The two teams have not faced off since December 2020, but that will change in Week 12 indoors at Lucas Oil Stadium. Pittsburgh is 3-7 overall and 1-4 on the road this season, while the Colts are 4-6-1 overall and 2-3 at home after a narrow, one-point defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The Colts are 2-9 against the spread this season, while Pittsburgh is 4-6.

Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Colts as 2.5-point home favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 39.5 in the latest Steelers vs. Colts odds. Before you make any Colts vs. Steelers picks and NFL predictions, you need to see what SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White has to say.

White, a Fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports, consistently crushes as SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert in picks against the spread and went 445-378-24 on his ATS picks from 2017-21, which returned $2,542 to $100 players. He’s also gone a whopping 56-32-4 on his last 92 picks involving the Steelers, meaning he’s well-qualified for this selection. 

He’s well-known for cashing out big in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest twice since 2015. White also cashed big on his NFL futures in 2021, including nailing Jonathan Taylor as the NFL rushing leader at 10-1. Anyone who has followed White is way up.

Now, White has set his sights on Steelers vs. Colts and just locked in his picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Steelers vs. Colts:

  • Steelers vs. Colts spread: Colts -2.5 
  • Steelers vs. Colts over/under: 39.5 points 
  • Steelers vs. Colts money line: Colts -140, Steelers +118 
  • PIT: Steelers are 4-5-1 against the spread this season 
  • IND: Colts are 5-6 against the spread this season 
  • Steelers vs. Colts picks: See picks here

Featured Game | Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Why the Steelers can cover

Pittsburgh has forced 14 turnovers, a top-eight mark, and the Steelers get consistent pressure with T.J. Watt on the field. Mike Tomlin’s team is especially stout against the run, ranking seventh in rushing yards allowed per game (103.4). Pittsburgh is in the top five in rushing touchdowns allowed (five) and yards per carry allowed (3.9). 

The Colts are second-worst in scoring offense, generating only 15.7 points per game, and Indianapolis is scoring on fewer than 30% of offensive possessions. Indianapolis has 19 turnovers this season, and the Colts are in the bottom 10 in total yards, third down efficiency, and red zone efficiency on offense. See which team to pick here.

Why the Colts can cover

Indianapolis is seemingly finding its stride on offense after reinstalling Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback. Ryan has completed at least 70% of passes in six of the last seven starts and is No. 3 in the NFL with a 69.2% completion rate this season. The veteran is also in the top 10 in passing yards (2,443) and in the top five in completions (247).

Ryan has a dynamic pass-catching option in Michael Pittman, who is No. 7 in the league with 67 receptions. He is averaging almost 70 receiving yards per game after eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards in 2021. From there, All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor has 231 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the last two games and is averaging 86.6 rushing yards per game. Taylor led the league with 1,811 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in 2021 and is a dynamic and powerful option out of the backfield. See which team to pick here.

How to make Steelers vs. Colts picks

White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning Under on the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Colts vs. Steelers on Monday Night Football? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Colts vs. Steelers spread to back, all from the expert who is 56-32 on picks involving the Steelers, and find out.

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