The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to record their first win of the season when they hit the road to take on a San Francisco 49ers team that will be looking to give their playoff hopes a big boost by taking out the struggling Steelers in their Week 3 inter-conference matchup on Sunday. With both of these playoff-hopeful teams going all out to get the win in this matchup. Let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL Odds in this one.
Steelers vs 49ers 2019 NFL Week 3 Odds, Betting Analysis & Pick
- When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 22, 2019
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Pittsburgh / San Francisco
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 3 Odds: San Francisco -7 / Total: 43.5
- Partly Cloudy: 29°C/85°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 15 mph N
- Cloud Cover: 31%
- Type of Stadium: N/A
Why Bet On Pittsburgh at +7?
The best (only?) reason to back the Steelers in this contest is because they’re touchdown road dogs and San Francisco isn’t quite what anyone would call a “proven” team at this early juncture of the 2019 campaign. Unfortunately, a Pittsburgh win will have to come without future Hall of Fame signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger after the recent announcement that he was finished for the entire 2019 campaign after suffering an elbow injury in the Steelers’ 28-26 Week 2 loss to Seattle. Backup quarterback Mason Rudolph went 12 of 19 for 112 yards with two TD passes and one interception last week in his NFL debut after Roethlisberger was injured.
- Average Score For: 3
- Total Yards: 308
- Pass Yards: 276
- Rush Yards: 32
- Average Score Against: 33
- Total Yards: 465
- Pass Yards: 366
- Rush Yards: 99
Why Bet On San Francisco at -7?
The best reason to back the Niners is because they’ve put 72 points on the board through two games while allowing just 17 points defensively in Weeks 1 and 2. Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 297 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while running Matt Breida added 121 rushing yards in FRrisco’s 41-17 smackdown win overCincinnati last weekend.
- Average Score For: 31
- Total Yards: 256
- Pass Yards: 158
- Rush Yards: 98
- Average Score Against: 17
- Total Yards: 295
- Pass Yards: 174
- Rush Yards: 121
Steelers vs 49ers NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Steelers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Steelers are 2-6 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games
- 49ers are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- 49ers are 5-11 SU in thelast 16 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games against Pittsburgh
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Steelers vs 49ers
With everything coming up roses for San Francisco and Pittsburgh’ 2019 plans taking a massive hit because of the loss of Ben Roethlisberger, the Niners are the easy pick to get the outright win at home in this one.
Still though, I like Pittsburgh to cover the chalk simply because I believe the spread is a bit too high, not to mention the fact that I like Steelers’ young signal-caller Mason Rudolph in a big way.
I know the favorite in this series has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings while the home team has gone an identical 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings, but I like the Steelers to narrowly cover the chalk, even if their season has gone off the rails a bit because of the loss of Big Ben.
Pick: Pittsburgh +8