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Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills Betting Pick – Wild Card Round

On Sunday, the first game of the day in the National Football League playoffs features the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Buffalo Bills. This game features the 7 seed against the 2nd seed. These two teams have not met since 2022. In that game, the Buffalo Bills beat the Steelers 38-3.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the 7th seed in the AFC after needing some help to get into the postseason. Pittsburgh is 10-7 on the season, and have won three straight. The Steelers finished third in the AFC North. Pittsburgh used a 17-10 win at Baltimore last week to get their spot cemented.

The Buffalo Bills are the hottest team in the National Football League right now. Buffalo has won five straight games. The Bills are 11-6 on the season. Buffalo went on the road and beat Miami last week to seal the deal in the AFC East.

The Buffalo Bills are big favorites in this game. Buffalo is -10 over Pittsburgh. The total for this game is set at 36.5.

The Magic of Allen

The Buffalo Bills walked off the field the Sunday after Thanksgiving after losing 37-34 in Philadelphia with a 6-6 record. December was unbeaten and they won their lone January game, and here they are. The Bills scored 123 points in those five games, which helped bring their season scoring up to 26.5 points per game.

Josh Allen was reckless at times, but overall his season was strong. The signal caller tossed for more than 4,300 yards and 29 touchdowns. Stefon Diggs remains his top target in the offense. Diggs finished with107 receptions, 1,183 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Bills are likely without Gabe Davis in this game. He was second with 7 touchdowns.

Tomlin Continues to Lead

Mike Tomlin continues to lead, and lead in elite ways. The Steelers have a similar story, as they lost December 3rd to the Cardinals and 7th to the Patriots, and were on the outside looking in at 7-6. After a loss to the Colts, their odds lowered to almost rock bottom. Wins over the Bengals, Seahawks and Ravens made them to where they are.

In the three wins, the Steelers defense was the difference makers. Pittsburgh allowed just 14.6 points per game. On the season, the Pittsburgh defense was just inside the top 8, allowing just 19.1 points per game.

Najee Harris went over 1,000 yards on the ground, and giving him the ball early and often was the plan in Week 18. Harris had 8 touchdowns on the season. Dionte Johnson and George Pickens are both problems in the passing game for the Steelers. Both ended with five touchdown receptions.

Bills End Steelers Season

This is going to be the end of the line for Mike Tomlin and his Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers caught a little lightning in a bottle late in the season. Pittsburgh got into the postseason, and now are going to find their way out of the postseason.

Look for Buffalo to move on with their ability to move the ball up and down the field quickly. Josh Allen seems to be on a mission, and the mission is a second home game in the postseason. The Buffalo Bills win this game, and win it by 2+ touchdowns. When we go to make this bet, we are taking the Buffalo Bills -10 over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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