NFL Playoff Betting Odds Have Pittsburgh Steelers As Favorites Over Denver Broncos

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The Denver Broncos come into the 2012 NFL playoffs with the worst record of any of the 12 teams in the post-season. But the Broncos, at 8-8, won the AFC West Division and will actually host a playoff game on Sunday versus the No.5 seed in the AFC in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers won four more games than did Denver, but by virtue of the post-season layout, Pittsburgh travels across the country for the wildcard round.

The disparity between the two teams is evident in the betting line, which heavily favors Pittsburgh on the road. The Latest NFL Playoff Betting Odds at Bovada Sportsbook have set the Steelers as nine-point favorites over the Broncos.

And even at the nine points, the Steelers are a -115 favorite to cover, with Denver sitting on that same side of the line closer to even at -105.

A double-digit victory would give Pittsburgh the win against the spread.

Oddsmakers do not see much scoring in this game, with the over/under point total set at just 34 points, with either side of the line going off at -110.

Denver/Pittsburgh Betting Trends To Pay Attention To

The Steelers come into the playoffs 9-2 ATS in their last 11 playoff games, and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games played in January. Additionally, Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as the favorite. But on the road, the Steelers are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine.

Denver is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a home underdog, and 5-1 ATS in their last six home playoff games. But Denver is just 1-4 ATS in their last five playoff games overall, and 0-4 ATS in their last last four games overall.


Denver and Pittsburgh kick off at 4:15pm ET on Sunday, with coverage on CBS.

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