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San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 9/10/23 NFL Week 1 Odds, Predictions and Spread

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 9/10/23 – In football betting predictions, few contests create as much anticipation and intrigue as an epic clash between power-packed teams. Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 10, 2023, as the San Francisco 49ers meet the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium beginning at 1:00 PM ET. For this matchup to air live on FOX and stream via NFL Game Pass for those unable to attend live, we explore stats, betting trends, and player comparisons to help place informed bets on this exciting NFL contest.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 9/10/23

When:Sunday, September 10, 2023 1:00 PM ET
Where:Acrisure Stadium
San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 9/10/23
49ers-2.5 (-110)41 o (-107)-138
Steelers+2.5 (-110)41 u (-1130+118
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Sam Darnold

Since entering the NFL, Sam Darnold has experienced remarkable development. After initially facing difficulties with the New York Jets, his move to the San Francisco 49ers gave him a fresh start, which he took full advantage of – his 72.7% completion rate shows increased comfort with their offense and better communication between him and his receivers. Averaging 96.5 yards per game against some formidable defenses shows just how impressive Darnold is.

Darnold stands out not just with his arm strength or accuracy; what separates him is his on-field vision. With an ability to read defenses pre-snap and adjust accordingly, Darnold has consistently made decisions that put his team in advantageous positions. His longest throw of 37 yards also illustrates this ability – something which will undoubtedly come in handy against an opponent such as the Steelers with tight coverage schemes. Darnold has found a home with the 49ers since leaving the Jets and is in a rebuilding process that allows him to prove his detractors wrong in every game, including this matchup with the Steelers.

Kenny Pickett

Kenny Pickett brings a different flavor of quarterbacking to the Steelers’ offense. Over 13 games, his 63% completion rate speaks for itself and shows an ability to maintain an adequate flow in the game. Pickett amassed 2,404 yards at 184.9 per game over 13 games played – an essential contributor in their offensive game plan; these stats also highlight his seven touchdowns and nine interceptions, which indicate both moments of brilliance and occasional miscalculation. Pickett stands out with his resilience.

Despite being sacked 27 times, he has shown an outstanding ability to rebound and remain focused without letting past mistakes deter his forward momentum. His poise under pressure and his leg skills make defenses unnerved, while keeping plays alive through running plays adds another level of complexity for opponents to account for. However, facing off against the 49ers’ pass rush requires him to be wary and his offensive line to step up accordingly. Pickett shoulders the weight of Steelers quarterbacking history on his shoulders, striving to forge his legacy and move away from being overshadowed by greats such as Ben Roethlisberger.

NFL Odds: San Francisco 49ers -2.5 ; O/U 41

The 49ers are the slight favorites with odds of -2.5 (-110), and the over/under stands at 41. The Steelers aren’t too far behind, carrying +2.5 (-110) odds with a +118 moneyline. Given their respective ATS records, this is a tricky matchup to predict. However, an over 41 bet seems reasonable, considering both teams’ tendency to engage in high-scoring games.

San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends

San Francisco are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games.
San Francisco are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games.
49ers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
San Francisco are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Pittsburgh.
San Francisco are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends

Pittsburgh are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Pittsburgh are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco.
Pittsburgh are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Picks

At first glance, when considering our latest NFL betting picks based on team statistics, trends, and quarterback performance analysis, the San Francisco 49ers appear to hold an advantage based on team stats, trends, and quarterback stats. Their more consistent form and slightly improved quarterback statistics make them strong candidates to cover the -2.5 spread, while betting over 41 total points may also be wise, given the recent history between these teams. Stats point towards an action-packed game with high-scoring potential; given both quarterbacks’ performances, we can expect fireworks. Wishing you the best with your betting.

Score Prediction: 49ers 27, Steelers 20