Thursday Night NFL Preseason Picks: Eagles @ Steelers Odds, Free Picks and Predictions on FOX
Thursday Night NFL Preseason Picks: Philadelphia Eagles @ Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 NFL Preseason Vegas Odds, Free Picks, and Expert Predictions on FOX: The NFL’s new “dream team” led by quarterback Michael Vick will travel across the Keystone state to take on the defending AFC Champion’s quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Thursday night at 8:00 PM ET on Fox Sports. The shortened off season should be good for a quality team and organization like the Steelers who are coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Packers but have a quality organization that has been together and doesn’t need the amount of offseason work as teams with a lot of new players learning a new system. The Eagles have continuity as well but have added a group of players that will need to gel as a unit to be successful and as we saw with the NBA’s Miami Heat that is not as easy as it may seem. The odds makers at Bodog have the Pittsburgh Steelers -3 point favorite at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the most active team in this short free agency period making a splash so big that free agent quarterback Vince Young compared this Eagles team to the Miami Heat team that lost to Dallas in the NBA Finals as the NFL’s Dream team, and he is not even slated as a starter. The Eagles signed the biggest name out there in Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha from the Raiders in a last minute deal that seemingly stole him from the Jets then also grabbed CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in a trade from the Cardinals for expendable quarterback Kevin Kolb to give them 3 legitimate starting cornerbacks. The Eagles are coming off a victory 13-6 over the hardnosed Baltimore Ravens in the first preseason game. Vegas odds makers have the Philadelphia Eagles as 7/1 odds to win the 2012 Super Bowl.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a free agency splash themselves signing their own Ike Taylor and Willie Colon to continue with their drafting well and keep their quality players philosophy that made them the first to win 3, 4, and 6 Super Bowls as a franchise. Quarterback Big Ben is available for a full season this year and things are looking fine in the Steel City. Pittsburgh is coming off a loss 16-7 to the Washington Redskins. Vegas odds makers have the over/under for the total score at 34 points combined of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
I predict a Steeler Victory at home.
Free NFL Picks and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers -3
|NFL Football: Philadelphia Eagles @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Time: 8:00 PM EST on FOX
Vegas Odds –
Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers -3 Total: Over/Under 34.5
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