Broncos vs. Steelers Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 15, 2020

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There was nothing pretty about Pittsburgh’s season-opening win over the Giants – and bettors shouldn’t expect a work of art this weekend, either, as the Steelers face the visiting Broncos.

Denver
0-3
AT
September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pointspread +6.5 +100
Moneyline +260
Over / Under o +41

19%

Betting Action

81%

Pointspread -6.5 -120
Moneyline -315
Over / Under u +41

19%

Betting Action

81%

Pittsburgh kicked off the campaign with a 26-16 triumph over the sloppy New York Giants, and is favoured by more than a touchdown against a Denver Broncos team that struggled offensively in a 16-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Pittsburgh is a sizable home fave after looking solid in its Week 1 triumph – and the Steelers have the backing of the majority of Sports Interaction bettors, with 79 percent willing to give up the 7.5 points. The Steelers have won eight of their last 12 games dating back to last season, but are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six outings vs. AFC foes. Denver, meanwhile, has been a terrific cover option since the middle of 2019, having gone 7-3 ATS in its last 10.

The total for this Week 2 showdown is on the low end at 41.5, which is no surprise considering that the teams’ Week 1 matchups averaged just 36 total points. And bettors are expecting another slog, with 73 percent siding with the Under. There’s good reason to back it, too, aside from how the teams fared last week; the Steelers are a red-hot 8-1 to the Under in their last nine overall, while Denver has gone below the total in 13 of their previous 20 contests.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos deserved a better fate in their season opener against the Titans – at least, based on how the offence performed. Denver averaged north of four yards per carry, with Melvin Gordon leading the way with 15 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. He’s the best bet to go Over on his yardage prop this week, given that Denver quarterback Drew Lock spread the targets out in the receiving game with nine different players garnering at least one catch.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Could the Steelers find themselves in a running back controversy? Starter James Conner was limited to six carries for nine yards in the opener before going down with an ankle injury. He’s hoping to return in Week 2, but he might have to share the spotlight with backup Benny Snell, who stepped up in Connor’s absence and rumbled for 113 yards on 19 carries. Denver held star rusher Derrick Henry and the Titans to 3.8 yards per attempt in Week 1.

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