The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to bring the Super Bowl back to the AFC, while the Arizona Cardinals are looking to cap a Cinderella playoff run with an upset.
Super Bowl XLIII kicks off Sunday, February 1 at RaymondJamesStadium in TampaBay between Pittsburgh‘s top-rated defense and Arizona‘s fourth-ranked offense.
Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers listed as 7-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 47.
The Steelers defeated Baltimore 23-14 as a 6-point favorite in the AFC Championship Game. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (35.5).
BenRoethlisberger passed for 255 yards with a 65-yard touchdown strike to SantonioHolmes for Pittsburgh, while Troy Polamalu ran back an interception 40 yards for a touchdown.
The Cardinals upset Philadelphia 32-25 as a 3.5-point underdog in the NFC Championship Game. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (47).
KurtWarner passed for 279 yards with four touchdowns for Arizona, and LarryFitzgerald caught nine passes for 152 yards with three touchdowns in the win.
Regular season records: Pittsburgh: 12-4 SU, 9-7 ATS Arizona: 9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS
Pittsburgh most recently: When playing in February are 1-0 When playing on grass are 7-3 After outgaining opponent are 7-3 When playing outside the division are 6-4
Arizona most recently: When playing on grass are 6-4 After being outgained are 5-5 When playing outside the division are 5-5 After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
A few trends to consider: Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing Arizona The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 6 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
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