Mike Tomlin did another superior coaching job last season and avoided what would have been his first losing season and Pittsburgh won six of its last seven games to finish 9-8 and narrowly missed the playoffs. Kenny Pickett won seven of the 12 games he started and he looked great this preseason as he played five possessions and they all resulted in touchdowns. The Steelers always seem to have a solid defense and this year is no exception as it is anchored by linebacker T.J. Watt and end Cameron Heyward. Pittsburgh did not allow more than 17 points in any of its final seven games last season. Brock Purdy has recovered from elbow surgery, but it remains to be seen if he can duplicate his initial success in the league as opposing defenses make adjustments. The Steelers covered the spread their last four games and four of their last six stayed UNDER. The 49ers are 8-1 UNDER in Week 1 and they are 4-0 UNDER as road favorites of 0.5-3.0 points. Pittsburgh has gone UNDER four consecutive Week 1 games and it is 5-1-1 ATS its past seven games as a home underdog. Take the Steelers and the UNDER.
This pick was released to clients on September 08, 2023 at 1:08PM ET.
San Francisco at Pittsburgh
September 10, 2023
1:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Pittsburgh +2.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1.95)
1.5 units on Game Total UNDER 41.5 -109 (risk 1.5 to return 2.88)
San Francisco 49ers
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