We take a look at Monday mornings (9/9/2019) NFL 2019 match which is between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. The Patriots go into the opening round game against the Steelers as the short priced favourites.
When: Monday 9th September at 10:20AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Patriots host the Steelers on Sunday Night Football in a game that might wind up being a potential playoff preview.
New England hasn’t lost to the Steelers at home since 2008, leaving the Patriots at very short odds to kick off their season with a win.
Pittsburgh’s offseason has been all about two things: Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Two of the Steelers’ top offensive players have now departed for not-so-green pastures, but with zero distractions off the field, Pittsburgh can finally focus on a return to the AFC Championship Game.
Mike Tomlin and the Steelers got the last laugh over New England last year winning 17-10 at Heinz Field right before the playoffs. Prior to that though, the Patriots had won five straight games over Pittsburgh dating back to 2013.
Sunday night will mark another chapter in the long rivalry between Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, but unlike years past, this game should feature more of the ground game than anything else.
New England, made up of a strong committee of running backs featuring James White and Sony Michel, will battle James Conner, fresh from a 900-yard season in Bell’s shadow.
The Patriots held up well defensively last year allowing the 10th fewest rushing yards. Not to be outdone, the Steelers also allowed the sixth-fewest, which could make moving the chains difficult in this one.
Head-to-head it’s difficult to go past New England, especially considering the Steelers are just 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight Week 1 games. That said, six of the last 10-games between these two teams have gone Under the Total, so it might be worth backing some value.
Tip: New England Patriots at $1.36
Value Tip: First TD Scorer: Sony Michel at $8.50
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change