Indianapolis at Pittsburgh NFL Preseason Odds and Expert Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 24, 2017 in

In the National Football League; Week 3 of the NFL preseason will take place this weekend, as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. THe Indianapolis Colts are still without their quarterback Andrew Luck, but defense has been the problem thus far. The Colts have lost both their first two games, allowing 24 points per game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers a season ago, were one win away from reaching the Super Bowl. The Steelers won the AFC North, and then made it to the AFC Finals. They are expecting Ben Roethlisberger back in this game behind center. The Steelers are 2-0, allowing just 12.5 points per game in their first two preseason games. Pittsburgh is -6 over Indianapolis.

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh NFL Preseason Odds and Expert Preview

  • When: Saturday August 26, 2017; 6:30pm CT
  • Where: Heinz Field; Pittsburgh, PA
  • TV: Local only (NFL Network replay)
  • Radio: FM 107.5 The Fan (Indianapolis) / 102.5 FM (Pittsburgh)
  • Stream OptionNFL Live
  • NFL Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -6

Why Bet on Pittsburgh Steelers?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expecting to use their first team offense in this game. That means – Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown for now. Le’Veon Bell, the running back for the Steelers continues to hold out. Last season, the Steelers were one of the top offensive teams with 24.8 points per game, with more than 110 yards on the ground.

The Steelers open the 2017 season on the road at the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers then host the Minnesota Vikings, but then go back out on the road for games at the Bears and Ravens. Pittsburgh will be excited to see what they can get out of their first round draft pick out of Wisconsin in inside linebacker T.J. Watt.

Why Bet on Indianapolis Colts?

The Indianapolis Colts are struggling to defend once again. After finishing as one of the worst defensive teams in the league a season ago, the Colts have seen much of the same this season. The Colts are hoping Malik Hooker, out of Ohio State can help at the safety position. The Colts start the regular season on the road at the Rams.

Offensively, the Colts are still without quarterback Andrew Luck. That means Scott Tolzien should be the starting quarterback. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief are going to be the top receivers for the Colts, with Frank Gore as the starting running back. Indianapolis will also hope for a big season out of their tight end Jack Doyle.

Expert Pick & Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers are having nice preseason, and look to be one of the teams to beat in the AFC. Despite not having Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh should still be really good offensively. Of course, the defense for the Steelers still has some of their top stud elite athletes.

In the end for this game, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to whip the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers get off to a quick start, and do not look back from there. When you are betting this game, do not be afraid of the betting line. The bet to make in this game is the Pittsburgh Steelers -6 over the Indianapolis Colts.