Sunday, December 13, 2020, Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, 8:20 p.m. ET
Steelers at Bills Betting Preview: Steelers (+2.5/-105), Bills (-2.5/-115)
The Steelers are coming off their first loss of the season, a somewhat shocking home outcome against Washington. This is a chance to see how Pittsburgh will respond to this situation after opening with 11 consecutive victories.
Despite the overwhelming success this season, it has been an unsettling time for the Steelers because of schedule changes. If this game is played Sunday night, it will mark the first time in three weeks that they play on the originally designated date.
The Steelers were disappointed in their physicality in the loss to Washington, so expect that to be an emphasis against a team that’s clearly on the rise. The Steelers should be out to prove a point against a team that will be jockeying with them for AFC playoff position if Pittsburgh drops its second game in a row.
The Bills returned from their second trip in a month’s time to Arizona — this time with a victory Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. So it’s a short turnaround for the Bills, with the impact perhaps lessened by Pittsburgh’s recent scheduling issues.
With quarterback Josh Allen leading the charge, Buffalo has become one of the most efficient teams in the NFL. He threw for four touchdowns with a 139.1 quarterback rating in the San Francisco game.
The Bills’ only loss in their last six outings came in the ‘Hail Mary’ defeat to Arizona, so it might be hard to find a team on much more of a roll than Buffalo. Their only loss at home came to Kansas City, which is the only other one-loss team in the league besides Pittsburgh.
Steelers at Bills Betting Pick for Week 14
Until last year’s 17-10 victory for the Bills in Pittsburgh, the Steelers had won six straight in the series — and the Bills failed to score more than 10 points in three of those results. But these Bills are a different group and this is a chance to prove it.
They’re often compared to the New England Patriots because they’re in the same division, but this year showing that they can compete successfully with the Steelers might mean more.
Steelers at Bills Betting Pick:
Bills 28, Steelers 24
Steelers at Bills Best Bet for Week 14
The way Allen is directing the Bills’ offense, it’s easy to expect that points could come in bunches. Expect the playing conditions to be a factor in some way because a December night game in Buffalo is bound to create some issues, especially with showers in the forecast. Still, there’s enough offense in play for these teams, especially figuring that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be motivated to get back on track. Despite some rough moments against Washington, Roethlisberger has averaged more than two touchdown throws per game this season (with just seven total interceptions).
Steelers at Bills Best Bet: OVER 45.5 total points (-115)