Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Broncos (0-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in week 2 NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Denver Broncos look for a bounce back showing after losing to the Tennessee Titans in the final seconds. The Denver Broncos have lost four of their last five road games. Drew Lock is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Lock has one or less touchdown passes in four straight games. Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy have combined for 137 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tim Patrick has four receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon III leads the way with 78 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Denver is allowing 16 points and 377 yards per game. Alexander Johnson leads the Denver Broncos with 12 tackles, Jeremiah Attaochu has one sack and Jurrell Casey has two pass deflections.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on the New York Giants in their season opener. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won four of their last five home games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 229 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Roethlisberger has three touchdown passes on his last 94 pass attempts. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson have combined for 126 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Chase Claypool has two receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and Benny Snell Jr. leads the way with 113 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 16 points and 291 yards per game. Terrell Edmunds leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with nine tackles, Stephon Tuitt has one sack and T.J. Watt has one interception.
The Broncos are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Steelers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on grass, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite. The under is 18-7-1 in Broncos last 26 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Steelers last 26 games overall. The Broncos are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Denver Broncos had issues finishing drives and finding consistent offensive success against the Titans front seven, and that's concerning given that the Steelers defense has more speed and playmakers on its defense. The Pittsburgh Steelers were a bit sluggish in their season opener, but once the offense started clicking, the game was quickly put out of reach and you see why some consider this group to be a Super Bowl contender. I don't have confidence that Lock can make enough plays against this Steelers defense to keep them within the number here. I'll lay the touchdown with the Steelers.