Free Preseason NFL Prediction: Falcons vs Steelers NFL Odds
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Week 2 NFL Preseason
(0-1) Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Date: Sunday August 20th
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ATS Betting Lines: Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Steelers
NFL Preseason Betting Total: 39.5
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Atlanta lost their first preseason game to Miami. Matt Simms was the leading quarterback with 104 yards and once Campbell came in, he threw an interception.
Atlanta gave up a total of 258 yards passing in the first game which is about 100 more than Pittsburgh gave up.
Their defense also gave up 11 more points than the Pittsburgh’s defense did. Atlanta is definitely a passing team but they need to work more on their passing defense.
On Sunday we won’t get to see top 5 fantasy running back Devonta Freeman. He has been ruled out due to concussion.
Hopefully we get to see 2 quarters of Julio Jones and Taylor Gabriel running open.
The Steelers beat the New York Giants last game 20-12 scoring zero points in the first quarter but picking it up the rest of the way. They then kept the Giants to only three points in the second half.
Steelers only had 10 total first downs last game but almost doubled the Giants in rushing yards with 124. Joshua Dobbs took most of the snaps completing 53% of his passes.
Pittsburgh will have to not only rely on their rushing game but also the passing game when facing the Falcons.
The Steelers will be missing a Le’Veon Bell as he will not play Sunday because of a contract dispute and has yet to report.
The good news is that WR Martavis Bryant will suit up.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
- Steelers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh will cover the spread
My prediction is that Atlanta’s defense is just not strong enough for Pittsburgh’s offense right now. I know it’s the start of season and a lot can change once regular season starts…of course.
NFL Free Preseason Score Prediction: Atlanta 10 – Pittsburgh 17
With Atlanta giving up that many yards in the first game and Pittsburgh holding the Giants rushing game to 74 yards, that is a disaster for a combination even with Matt Ryan possibly having more playing time in Week 2 against a Mike Tomlin team resting its starters.
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