The Pittsburgh Steelers upset the Indianapolis Colts 24-17 on Monday Night Football as 2.5-point road underdogs and +120 on the money line to wrap up NFL Week 12.
The Steelers settled for a 45-yard FG by Matthew Wright on the opening drive of the game and added another Wright FG and a 6-yard TD run by Najee Harris for a 13-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Indy’s Chase McLaughlin and Wright exchanged FGs as the Steelers led 16-3 at halftime to cash as 1-point first-half dogs and +112 on the first-half money line. It stayed just Under the first-half total of 19.5 points.
The Colts rallied after intermission with a 2-yard TD run by Jonathan Taylor and a 6-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan to Michael Pittman Jr. for a 17-16 lead at the end of the third quarter.
However, Benny Snell’s 2-yard TD run with 9:55 left gave the Steelers a 22-17 lead and Kenny Pickett’s 2-point conversion pass to George Pickens moved the lead to 24-17 and put the game Over the closing betting total of 39.5 points.
The Colts did win the second-half 14-8 as 3-point, 2H favorites as it went Over the second-half total of 19.5.
On the full schedule of Thanksgiving Weekend, favorites went 10-4 SU and 7-7 ATS in Week 12 with two games closing pick-’em (Broncos-Panthers and Bengals-Titans). Home teams dominated at 11-5 SU and 12-4 ATS despite the Colts’ loss on Monday night. Over/Unders split 8-8 while primetime Overs swept 3-0.
On the season, faves still lead 109-66-1 SU with 4 PKs, but dogs improved to 95-75-6 ATS (55.9%) with the Steelers’ upset. Home teams dipped to 96-77-1 SU with 6 neutral-site games but saw their slim lead dip to 86-82-6 ATS (51.2%). Unders lead 100-78-2 (56.2%) while primetime Unders dipped to 19-17-1 (52.8%).