Pittsburgh Steelers vs Atlanta Falcons 8-22-2023

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Atlanta Falcons 8/24/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) vs Atlanta Falcons (0-0)

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Atlanta Falcons 8/24/2023 – The NFL’s NFC South division currently includes the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were initially intended to be a part of the American Football League (before the NFL-AFL merger) when they were founded in 1965 as an expansion franchise. But in 1966, the squad entered the NFL as an expansion team. The Falcons’ franchise bid in 1965 made it the most expensive NFL franchise ($8.5 million). With an overall record of 11 losses in their first three seasons, the Falcons did not have much success.

 

The good news is that the quarterback situation for the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to be well-established. The not-so-good news is that they need to replace positions on both the offense and defense. They need to fill the following vacancies. An offensive tackle is generally agreed upon as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first-round draft requirement. Many mock drafts have Darnell Wright here, but the Chicago Bears may select him earlier. Peter Skoronski might be a better player overall so everything might work out better in the end. He can play guard and tackle thanks to his versatility. For more insights and predictions, check out free MLB picks today for the best betting decisions.

Steelers vs. Falcons Game Info

When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 7:30 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, GA
TV: NFL Network
Stream: N/A

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett and Falcons QB Desmond Ridder

Since the team decided not to select a new quarterback in the NFL Draft this past April, Ridder will unquestionably start for Atlanta in 2023. The Cincinnati native played four matches as a rookie last year and completed 63.5% of his passes for 708 yards and two touchdowns. Smith adjusted the approach to stop the rookie from making costly mistakes, so those numbers weren’t very explosive from a fantasy perspective.

 

In the NFL Draft 2022, the Steelers made Kenny Pickett their 20th overall pick. He served as Mitch Trubisky’s backup to begin the season, but he was named the starter in early October. He demonstrated his mettle in a number of high-stress scenarios by completing two touchdown passes that won back-to-back games. He threw two touchdown passes and eight interceptions in the month of October, but five touchdown passes and two interceptions the remainder of the season. He added three touchdowns on the ground as well.

 

Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers -9.5, Total Odds: 49

With only 14 postseason appearances in their entire time in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons did not have much success. Between 2002 and 2012, when they made the playoffs six times, they had their best run of play. Of the NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons are one that did not yet claim a Super Bowl victory. In 1998 and 2016, when they lost to the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, respectively, they came close to winning a Super Bowl. The Falcons won two conference titles and six division titles so far. The Falcons’ overall record is 379-487-6, with losses outweighing victories.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 matches against Atlanta. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 matches against Atlanta. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 matches on the road. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches when playing on the road against Atlanta. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 matches against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.

 

Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends

The Atlanta Falcons are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 matches. The total went UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 matches. The total went UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 matches against Pittsburgh. The Atlanta Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches at home. The Atlanta Falcons are 1-7 SU in their last 8 matches when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Atlanta Falcons 8/24/2023 Betting Picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 matches against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division. The total went OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 matches played on a Thursday. The total went UNDER in all 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 matches against an opponent in the American Football Conference. The Atlanta Falcons are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 matches against an American Football Conference North division opponent. The Atlanta Falcons are 4-15-1 SU in their last 20 matches played in August. For more insights and predictions, check out free sports picks today for the best betting decisions.

Free Pick and Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers will win 31-24.

 

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