The Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1) welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7) over to the Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday for a Week 12 matchup. A tally of four wins from 11 games leaves the Indianapolis Colts with a divisional ranking of second in the AFC South, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are fourth in the AFC North after collecting three victories out of a possible ten. Now we’re over the halfway point of the regular season, every game counts more than ever. There is simply no more room for error. With this in mind, along with everything else that is at stake, we’re expecting the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers to put out all the stops for a much-needed victory.
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting lines
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting expert picks
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline
Take the Pittsburgh Steelers (+150) for the outright win on the moneyline. The Indianapolis Colts have struggled to get results against the away team in recent years, and while the home-field advantage is on their side at the Lucas Oil Stadium, that may not be enough. The visitors are on a three-match winning streak against the Indianapolis Colts and we’re backing them to continue this trend on Monday.
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Spread
The Indianapolis Colts (-113) are expected to win by just over a field goal, but not much more than that. The hosts open up as the 3.0-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers for Monday. In the last 12 matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.8 points.
That said, the Indianapolis Colts have struggled to make home-field advantage count against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their past five matchups, losing four times at the Lucas Oil Stadium by an average losing margin of 7.5 points. The hosts are also 4-3 ATS in the past seven games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, on the other hand, are 5-1 ATS in their last six matchups against the Indianapolis Colts. The visitors are also 2-3-1 ATS from their six most recent road trips and 4-5-1 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Total
There was an average of 46.41 points scored in the previous 12 clashes between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Take the over (-109) for this latest matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The total has gone over in seven of the past 12 times that these teams have locked horns, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it go over again on Monday.
The Indianapolis Colts saw five of their previous six games at the Lucas Oil Stadium go under. Games at the Lucas Oil Stadium don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points, as the total has gone under in nine of the past 11 matchups home matches for the Indianapolis Colts.
As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the average total has been 41.4 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 40.8 points in the last five on the road. Against the total, the visitors have gone over in two of the last five road matches and are 4-6 in the last ten overall.
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting trends
- In four of the Indianapolis Colts’ last five games, the total went under
- The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the last four head-to-head matches against the Indianapolis Colts on the road.
Indianapolis Colts Form
A 17-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last time out extended the Indianapolis Colts’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with four defeats in five games. They are 4-6 in their past 10 games and 2-3 in the last five at home.
Scoring clearly isn’t where the Indianapolis Colts’ A-game lies. The offense has only put 15.7 points on board, which is one of the league’s worst points averages. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The hosts have given up 19.8 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 20.0 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
This year, the Indianapolis Colts hoped to go far into the playoffs. However, 11 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 4-6 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Pittsburgh Steelers Form
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t in the best of shape at the moment after slipping to a 30-37 defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals last time out. To add insult to injury, they’ve lost their last four road matches. Their overall record for the last ten games is 3-7.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 17.0 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 18.6 points. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The visitors have allowed a nerve-wracking 24.4 points per game this year.
In 2021, the Pittsburgh Steelers came home in second place in the AFC North standings after going 9-8 across all games. The visitors naturally hope to go even better this season. However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoffs during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 28-24 win for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Heinz Field in December 2020. The Lucas Oil Stadium has been a great hunting ground for the Pittsburgh Steelers in recent years. They’ve won four of the past four games here against the Indianapolis Colts, and are 9-3 in the last 12 overall.
The Indianapolis Colts tallied 20.58 points on average per game from their 12 most recent head-to-head games against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The latter managed an average of 25.83 points in comparison.