2014 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 21, 2014
This pick was released to clients on September 18, 2014 at 6:22PM ET.
Pittsburgh at Carolina
Sunday 09/21 08:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on Pittsburgh +3.5 (-115) (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: WIN
The Carolina Panthers were on a lot of lists to regress this season after winning the NFC South last season. They have certainly played the same strong defense we saw over the entire year last season as they have allowed just 21 points in two games. Pittsburgh comes in off a Thursday night sleeper as they were beaten badly in Baltimore 26-6. The Steelers have had nine days off to prepare for this game, which is always an advantage when heading out on the road. They also should be bringing it off a bad loss. The Steelers fit a very strong situation for this game as teams that are off a road loss and have to come back in their next game as a road dog, have really been strong since the 2004 season, having posted a 191-126-4 ATS mark. And Pittsburgh has stepped up on the road vs. a team with a winning home record at 6-2 ATS in their last eight. The Steelers come in at 5-0 ATS in the last five in this series and get it done on the road. Take Pittsburgh in this one.