Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles play on Thursday Night Football. In what considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the week 3 preseason odds have Philadelphia (-3.5) or as high as (-4) at some sportsbooks. The total is 50 though trending under with some outlets charging juice to bet the under.
As excited as gamblers are for opening week college football picks, there is plenty of money to be made in NFLX betting as demonstrated by Joe Duffy’s Picks 11-5 ledger. Steelers RBs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount are questionable after being arrested yesterday on marijuana charges.
Steelers are likely to have all their starters in place for a preseason game for the first time this summer. Head coach Mike Tomlin did not discuss specifics but it appears the starters will play into the third quarter.
Philadelphia star inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans will be limited as a precaution. Ryans has started all 32 games since being acquired from the Texans. His 177 tackles last year in addition to four sacks and two interceptions last season were all career highs.
Switching from the ball control offense of the Jets to no-huddle, Eagles backup QB Mark Sanchez is 18 of 22 (81.8 percent) for 196 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
This week in camp the Birds had their starting skill position players on offense together for the first time since early in training camp. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin should be available, as should fellow wideout Riley Cooper. Tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz practiced. So weapons will not be at a shortage for Nick Foles. However, the Eagles are not deep at RB according to free Twitter sports picks.
However last week the Philly defense gave up 246 total yards in the first half, though with several backups trying to slow down Tom Brady. Pittsburgh has been going with a no-huddle when Ben Roethlisberger has been behind center. However, this has not necessarily mean a hurry up.
Can there actually be a letdown in preseason football? The Steelers may have played with extra urgency last week. In 2013 they had a winless preseason, then started out 0-4 straight up to the regular season. Their winless streak was snapped with a 19-16 win over Buffalo to go to 1-1 straight up and against the spread this year with both games going under. On the other hand the Eagles are 0-2 straight up and against the spread with each contest exceeding the total.
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