SNF Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. New England Patriots Betting
Posted by: Gustavo Sequeira
Namely, no team in the NFL has more stability than the Steelers. Pittsburgh has had only three head coaches since 1969. Each of them won at least one Super Bowl. However current head man Mike Tomlin is facing increased head from the Steelers fans. Pittsburgh has dropped in Pro football betting esteem with the gambling public. Of great concern is that their last Super Bowl appearance was all the way back in 2010. Counter to that is the Good as Gold reputation of the Patriots. New England has defied the NFL to become arguably the greatest dynasty in NFL history.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds
Following their 2017 home playoff loss to Jacksonville, the Steelers have not been the same. Pittsburgh missed the playoffs for the first time in five years. Much of the blame went to the season-long hold out of running back Le’Veon Bell. But the problems went far deeper than that. A bad locker room has been cleansed with the departure of Bell and head case wide receiver Antonio Brown. Accordingly, the hopes of this year’s Steeler team rest on the shoulder of 37-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. JuJu Smith Schuster takes over for Brown as the top receiver.
Players to Watch: QB Ben Roethlisberger (67% COMP, 5129 YDS, 34 TD, 16 INT, 96.5 RTG), RB James Conner (973 YDS, 4.5 YPC, 12 TD, 55 REC, 497 YDS, 9.0 YPC, 1 TD), WR Juju Smith Schuster (111 REC, 1426 YDS, 12.8 YPC, 7 TD), WR Donte Moncrief (48 REC, 668 YDS, 3 TD, 13.9 YPC), WR Ryan Switzer (36 REC, 253 YDS, 7.0 YPC, 1 TD), TE Vance McDonald (50 REC, 610 YDS, 12.2 YPC, 4 TD), PK Chris Boswell (13-20 FG, 43-48 XP), LB TJ Watt (68 TACKLES, 13 SACKS, 6 FORCED FUMBLES).
New England Patriots
Whatever is said about the Patriots it can never be enough. In an era in which the NFL rigs the rules for parity New England has cracked the code. Head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have formed the most dynamic partnership in pro football history. And there is no reason to believe the Pats reign will end any time soon. More emphatically players come and go all the time at New England. Belichick and Brady are the constants that keep it all going.
Players to Watch: QB Tom Brady (65.8% COMP, 4355 YDS, 29 TD, 11 INT, 97.7 RTG), RB Sony Michel (931 YDS, 4.5 YPC, 67 TD), WR Julian Edelman (74 REC, 850 YDS, 6 TD), WR Josh Gordon (41 REC, 737 YDS, 18.0 YPC, 4 TD), WR Demaryius Thomas (59 REC, 677 YDS, 11.5 YPC, 5 TD), PK Stephen Gostkowski (27-32 FG, 49-50 XP),
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots Betting Numbers
7-1-1 ATS getting points away from home
New England Patriots
13-3 ATS as a home favorite
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots Betting Picks
As mentioned earlier the Patriots hold the sportsbook Advantage at home against Pittsburgh. Furthermore, New England is one of the most profitable teams on the board as home chalk. Pittsburgh continues to come up short against the Pats.
Score Prediction: New England Patriots 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 20