The NFL preseason will continue on Saturday Night August 10th as the New York Giants will be sent packing to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in pro football exhibition action. The Giants and Steelers will get things started from Pittsburgh at 7:30PM Eastern Time and the NFL Network will deliver the live television coast to coast broadcast. Check updated NFL odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Saturday Night NFL betting odds from this only game scheduled have the home side Pittsburgh Steelers favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line set at 36 points. A money line wager on the home club Pittsburgh Steelers will return -145 odds with the take back on the New York Giants at +125 odds for a money line wager.
This is a game involving two teams with recent Super Bowl titles but the 2012 season for both the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers resulted missing the playoffs. The Giants finished off their 2012 campaign with a mark of 2012 as they blow a 6-2 start by losing five of their final eight games. The Giants were considered and outstanding road club but finished the year going 0-4 straight up down the stretch. Three of those four losses on the road came by 18 points or greater. The Giants defense failed the club last year as the team allowed 383 yards per game to their opponents. They had trouble defending both the run and pass by allowing 254 passing yards and 129 yards rushing with 4.6 yards per rush against average. To try and better their run defense and pass rush the Giants drafted Johnathan Hawkins a defensive tackle out of Ohio St and defensive end Damonte Moore out of Texas A&M making these two defensive lineman their second and third picks of the draft. They needed to fill the hole left by defensive end Osi Umenyiora who signed with the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason. Pittsburgh finished at 8-8 last year as the team dropped five of their past seven games down the stretch to miss the post season. The Steelers running game digressed to a 3.8 yard per rush average in the 2012 season following a 4.5 rush per average in the 2011 year.
With our NFL preseason pick for Saturday Night Football we will play on New York Giants +2 ½ points against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh is ailing in their wide receiver corps as Burress is injured and Mike Wallace left the team in the offseason. Take the +2 ½ points at best online sportsbooks.