Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers - 8/26/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts (8-8) at Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6)
NFL Football: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -4 -- Over/Under: 41 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX 59
We’ve got Week 3 NFL preseason action coming on Saturday from Heinz Field as the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers meet up.
Indianapolis is coming off a disappointing 8-8 season in 2016 which saw them finish third in the AFC South. The Colts retooled their roster here in the sixth season of head coach Chuck Pagano, signing notable names Quan Bray, Darius Butler and Robert Turbin.
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In the Colts’ first preseason game, they fell to the Lions 24-10. Week 2 saw Indianapolis move to 0-2 on the preseason with a 24-19 loss to the Cowboys. In that game, the lone TD came on a pass from Stephen Morris, who finished 11-for-15 for 111 yards and the score.
Over on the Steelers’ side, they’re looking to put forth another strong effort following a 11-5 mark and first place in the AFC North in 2016. Pittsburgh took care of the Dolphins and Chiefs in the playoffs but fell to the eventual champion Patriots 36-17 in the Conference Championship. The Steelers will move into 2017 as the 11th year under head coach Mike Tomlin and the 18th season under GM Kevin Colbert.
Pittsburgh sits at 2-0 in the preseason so far, following wins over the Giants 20-12 and the Falcons 17-13. In the Week 2 game, rookie running back James Conner was the star of the show, running 20 times for 98 yards. Josh Dobbs would finish 10-of-19 for 70 yards and a pick.
The Colts have a few questionable guys to keep an eye on heading into Week 3, notably Donte Moncrief, Jalil Brown, Clayton Gathers and of course Andrew Luck, who is on the PUP list. As for the Steelers, they’ll be watching Landry Jones, Javon Hargrave and Ramon Foster.
The Colts are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the AFC. The over is 17-5 in the Colts’ last 22 games on grass and 23-9 in the Colts’ last 32 road games.
Meanwhile the Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games on grass. Pittsburgh is also 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine versus the AFC.
Pittsburgh fell behind early against the Falcons, but showed some guts in peeling off a comeback win with their bench players. The Steelers seem pretty deep and well-coached as usual already, and I don’t see much of an issue for them taking care of the Luck-less Colts. I’ll take Pittsburgh here.