2019 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 17, 2019
This pick was released to clients on August 20, 2021 at 2:55PM ET.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Saturday 08/17 07:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 46.5 +104 (risk 1 to return 2.04) RESULT: WIN
This is a high NFL preseason total because of the marquee teams involved. Kansas City put up 38 points on the Bengals last week, but that was at home. You don't want to risk an opportunity of injury to star QB Patrick Mahomes against "Blitzburgh," and beyond him the Chiefs have a weak rotation with QBs Kyle Shurmur, Chad Henne and Chase Litton. The real story this preseason for Kansas City is a revamped defense under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and they held the Bengals to 21 yards rushing on 12 carries while picking off two passes. The defense has a lot to prove and faces a Pittsburgh squad that won't play QB Ben Roethlisberger much. The backups are unimpressive in Mason Rudolph, Joshua Dobbs and rookie Devlin Hodges. The Steelers are also dealing with a huge tragedy as receivers coach Darryl Drake died Sunday. In their last two Week 2 preseason home games, the final scores were 17-0 and 17-13, and this shapes up as another defensive duel. Play the UNDER.
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