NFL Week 3 Pittsburgh Vs Philadelphia Expert Picks
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to hand the Philadelphia Eagles their first loss with clearly gifted rookie signal-caller Carson Wentz under center when they visit the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday.
With both teams sporting unbeaten records, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the most value for their NFL spread.
A Closer Look At The NFL Week 3 Steelers Vs Eagles Expert Picks
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: Philadelphia Eagles +5.5 / Over/Under: 46.5
Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers at -5.5 Because…
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the more experienced team and have the edge at quarterback. Pittsburgh grinded out a hard-fought 24-16 win over AFC North division rival Cincinnati last weekend as veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger overcame two first half interceptions to finish with 259 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Veteran DeAngelo Williams looked like a spry 20-year-old once again by rushing for 94 yards on 32 carries while adding four catches for 38 yards and one score while adding a touchdown grab as well. Wide receiver Sammie Coates caught two passes for a team-high 97 yards. For the season, Roethlisberger has thrown for 559 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Bet The Philadelphia Eagles at +5.5 Because…
The Birds have a gifted signal-caller and are playing at home! The Eagles throttled the Chicago Bears in their convincing 29-14 Monday Night Football win as rookie signal-caller Carson Wentz continued to play like a seasoned veteran.
Wentz completed 21-of-34 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown while veteran running back Ryan Mathews added two rushing scores. Defensively, the Eagles forced Bears quarterback Jay Cutler into one costly interceptions and one equally damaging fumble. For the season, Wentz has thrown for 468 yards and three touchdowns.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Like everyone else, I’m completely impressed with Philly’s Carson Wentz, but for me, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the pick to win and narrowly cover the spread in this Week 3 showdown. The Steelers are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five September games and 2-0-2 ATS in their last four road games.
With the Steelers also going 3-0-2 ATS in their last five games overall and 13-4-2 ATS against a team with a winning record, I say Ben Roethlisberger and company get the narrow win and ATS cover. The Eagles are clearly on their way, but right now, the more experienced Steelers are simply the better overall team.
My Pick: Pittsburgh 28 Philadelphia 21