Patriots @ Steelers Prediction
By: Grant Poarch
You mind as well have flipped a coin last week to see which picks you should take. A week ago, I went 7-6 on the money line and 6-7 on the spread. That brings my overall record on the year to 118-75 on the money line and 100-93 on the spread. This week, I’d imagine my record will be better as all but two teams are in action. After tonight’s snooze fest, the rest of the NFL week should be riveting. We’ve got the Eagles and Cowboys in primetime on Sunday night and there will also be another chapter of the Allen-Mahomes rivalry. I can’t wait to watch some football this weekend and help y’all make some money off it as well. With that said, fade me at your own risk and tail me at your inevitable benefit. The odds listed are provided by DraftKings.
12/7 (TNF): New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-6, O/U 30), 8:15PM EST, Prime Video
This one is going to be like what I would imagine football to be in the 60’s and 70’s. There is no doubt that points will be hard to come by. Sure, the defenses are solid in this game. However, the lack of points will be because these offenses are terrible. New England is likely to move on from Mac Jones at the end of the year and Pittsburgh will be starting Mitch Trubisky tonight due to Kenny Pickett’s injury.
In this one, I lean towards the Steelers. The Patriots’ offense is ranked last in the league in points per game with just 12.3 per contest. In New England’s last three games, they have allowed 26 points combined. The catch with that is that they lost all three games. If that doesn’t tell you (along with the 2-10 record) how bad the Patriots are this season then nothing will.
On top of that, the Patriots will be without Rhamondre Stevenson and Demario Douglas tonight. Everything said before combined with Bailey Zappe getting the start for New England leads me to believe they will have yet another rough game. Give me the home team in this one.
Prediction: Pittsburgh wins, Pittsburgh covers -6