Pittsburgh (13-5) at New England (15-2)
When: Sunday, January 22nd 2017
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Time: 6:40 ET | TV: CBS
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a roll right now with bettors backing them, going on a 7-1-1 ATS streak. That string of good fortune will be tested this Sunday (6:40 PM ET, CBS) when they visit the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots are 6-point favorites as of Wednesday afternoon with a total of 51.
New England (15-2 SU, 14-3 ATS) is also on an ATS roll, winning eight in a row covering the spread in seven of those contests including as 17-point favorites last week in a 34-16 Divisional Round victory over the Houston Texans. The Patriots escaped that game with no major injury concerns, but WR Malcolm Mitchell remains questionable for this week after sitting against Houston with a knee injury.
The Steelers (13-5 SU, 11-6-1 ATS) didn’t have any new names pop up on the injury list after edging out the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 last week as 1-point road dogs. Pittsburgh is really hoping that tight end Ladarius Green makes it out of concussion protocol in time to face New England. The weather forecast calls for overcast skies in Foxborough at kick-off with temperatures in the low 40s.