Free NFL Prediction: Patriots vs Steelers Odds
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(5-1) New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
Date: Sunday October 23rd
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Heinz Field- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ATS Betting Lines: New England -7.0
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 46 (Now 45.5)
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This game features Tom Brady and the patriots traveling to Heinz Field to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a key game between AFC powerhouses.
Kick off is set for 4:25 PM ET with QB Tom Brady getting the start for the Patriots against Landry Jones of the Steelers.
New England Patriots
Tom Brady has been on a tear since coming back from his 3 game suspension. Last week against the Bengals he was 29-35 (82.9 completion pct), for 376 yards with 3 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
This season has a similar feel to the 18-1 season, where Belichek and the Patriots were looking to flat out embarrass every opponent.
This week he goes up against a Steelers secondary that made Ryan Tannehill look good, so expect at least 3 touchdowns and 350 yards from Brady in this game.
LeGarrette Blount started off the season with 3 strong starts, but hasn’t done much on the ground since.
Granted the Patriots have opened up the passing game more with Brady’s return but even with the chances he is getting he isn’t doing much running the football.
He had 13 carries for 50 yards and a score against Cincinnati and this week I look for him to get between 15 and 20 touches and find the end zone again.
Rob Gronkowski is easily the most dangerous tight end in football. Last week he dominated the Bengals secondary for 7 catches, a career high 162 receiving yards, and a touchdown.
I’m looking for another excellent performance from him as the Pats seem to be hitting their stride on offense.
The two tight end formations the Patriots use have been great so far this season, and Martellus Bennett is looking like an excellent acquisition.
He should grab a score this week from the red zone as he and Gronk attack the middle of the Steelers secondary.
(It’s official) With Big Ben hurt this week Landry Jones will get the start.
Last season filling in for Roethlisberger he averaged only 77 yards passing PER GAME. Even with all the explosive weapons he has at his disposal, the coaching staff did not believe in him to throw the ball more.
This week I don’t expect much from him, and the Patriots will focus on stopping the Steelers ground game.
Although he has not scored a touchdown yet this season, LeVean Bell has been amazing for the Steelers offense.
He has over 100 total yards in each game and is averaging 6.4 yards per play every time he gets his hands on the ball. Mike Tomlin would be wise to get him the ball 30 times in this one if the Steelers are going to pull off the upset.
Antonio Brown was shut down by the Dolphins secondary last.
The league leader in receptions was held to just 4 catches for 39 yards.
This week he faces a Patriots secondary without the help of Ben Roesthlisberger. It will surprise me if he has more than 50 yards receiving with Landry Jones behind center.
NFL Betting Trends:
- NE are 2-5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- NE are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games on grass.
- Over is 13-6 in NE last 19 games in October.
- Under is 8-2 in PIT last 10 games overall.
- Under is 15-5-1 in PIT last 21 vs. AFC.
- PIT are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
- Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
- NE are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
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With Big Ben out at least a week the Patriots can get an even bigger lead on the race for homefield advantage. This one will get ugly quickly.
NFL Free Score Prediction: New England 45 – Pittsburgh 17
Tom Brady continues his case for MVP, and the Pats offense isn’t stopped at all by Pittsburgh.
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