Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

September 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers are perennial playoff contenders, but one thing they haven't been recently is quick starters. Pittsburgh is just 1-4 straight up and 0-4-1 against the spread over its past five season openers. The Steelers hope to reverse those trends when they open this season against the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Monday night.
Point spread: Steelers opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total was 51 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. (Line updates and matchup report)
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 24.2-16.0 Redskins (NFL picks on every game)
Why the Steelers can cover the spread
Pittsburgh is coming off a 10-6 campaign in which it reached the divisional round of the playoffs before falling to Super Bowl champion Denver. Running back Le'Veon Bell missed 10 games due to injury, and still the Steelers ranked third in the league in total offense, and fourth in sco...

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