2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 11, 2017
Pittsburgh at New York
Friday 08/11 07:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Pittsburgh +3.5 (+100) (risk 1 to return 2) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 38 -115 (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: win
Pittsburgh lost only one starter from a defense that was #10 in points allowed and #12 in yards allowed and the secondary, which showed much improvement last year, and should be even better this season. The defensive line also will be a strength with Cameron Heyward, Javon Hargrave, and Stephon Tuitt returning. The Steelers stayed UNDER their last three preseason games in 2016, and coach Mike Tomlin is 26-16 UNDER in his preseason career. New York is trying to come up with a solution to a bad offense, and Eli Manning is not getting any better. Manning was worse than the season before in nearly all offensive categories, and the offensive line remains a huge question mark. The Giants did improve defensively and finished #2 in the league in points allowed with 17.8 per game thanks to an improved secondary and strong defensive line. Landry Jones will back up Ben Roethlisberger, and he appeared in eight games in 2016 and was 53 of 86 with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs has looked good in training camp, and undrafted Bart Houston has no NFL experience. Geno Smith played four seasons with the Jets, but only two games last season when he was eight of 14 with a touchdown and an interception. Davis Webb could be the successor to Eli Manning down the road, but the Giants are taking it slow with him. Josh Johnson has played for nine teams and hasn't seen action since 2013. Ben McAdoo lost his first two preseason games last year while his team scored a total of 10 points, including a 27-10 loss to Miami in preseason Week 1. Take the Steelers and the UNDER.