Steelers sitting as huge home chalk against Chiefs
The surging Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) take on the stumbling, bumbling Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) in a Monday Night Football betting matchup tonight at Heinz Field (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Pittsburgh started just 2-3 this season, but has won three in a row after rallying to beat the Giants in New Jersey last Sunday 24-20. So the Steelers own the No. 6 seed in the AFC at the moment.
KC, meanwhile, has one win to its credit this season, and amazingly holds the distinction of having either been tied or trailing in every minute of every game. If it hadn't been for a second-half rally against a poor New Orleans defense back in Week 3, KC would be winless going into Monday night.
Early last week most NFL betting outlets opened Pittsburgh as an 11.5-point favorite for Monday night's game. But since then the Steelers have been bumped to -13.
So far this season double-digit favorites on the NFL betting lines are 11-1-1 straight-up but only 6-7 against-the-spreads. Also, Monday night home teams are only 5-5 both SU and ATS.
Looking ahead to Week 11 NFL betting action:
For this week's edition of Thursday Night Football the 3-6 Buffalo Bills were early 1-point favorites over the 4-5 Miami Dolphins (8:20 pm ET, NFL Network).
Sunday up in the NFC North the 6-3 Green Bay Packers were early 3.5-point road favorites at the 4-5 Detroit Lions (1 pm ET, Fox).
Out in the AFC West the 6-3 Denver Broncos were early 7-point home favorites over the 4-5 San Diego Chargers (4:25 pm ET, CBS).
In the renewal of a great AFC rivalry of just a few years ago Tom Brady and the 6-3 New England Patriots were early 9.5-point favorites at home over Andrew Luck and the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts (4:25 pm ET, CBS).
In probably the nastiest rivalry in the league at the moment the Steelers were early 3.5-point home chalk over the 7-2 Baltimore Ravens (8:20 pm ET, NBC).
And in the Week 11 finale next Monday night, a possible preview of an upcoming NFC playoff game, the 6-2 San Francisco 49ers host the 7-2 Chicago Bears (8:30 pm ET, ESPN). Both teams saw their starting quarterbacks suffer concussions Sunday.