5* NFLX *BEST BET*
Indianapolis vs. Pittsburgh,
08/19/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 24 - 26
Point Spread: -3½/-110 Pittsburgh
5* NFLX *BEST BET* on Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5
The Colts dominated the Rams last week as Andrew Luck had a nice debut in front of the home crowd. However, the Rams were among the worst defensive teams in the NFL last season, ranking 22nd in the league with 358.4 yards allowed per game. On the road, and up against a Pittsburgh defense that was the best in the NFL last season, I don't expect Luck's second start to go as smoothly.
In addition, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin clearly places an emphasis on winning the exhibition games as he is 16-6 in the preseason. We also can't ignore the fact that home teams matched up against a conference foe in the preseason, provided they are coming off a road defeat, are 14-3 ATS the last 5 seasons.
Pittsburgh has superior depth all over the field. Lay the points.