ESPN Monday Night Football is scheduled for August 19th and it will pit the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to face the Washington Redskins as week two of the preseason will come to a close. The Steelers and Redskins will get started from Washington at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will broadcast this game coast to coast. NFL odds are available at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current odds available for wagering on this NFL exhibition week two contest have the home side Washington Redskins favored by -2 points with an over under line coming in at 39 ½ points. A money line wager on the Washington Redskins will return -130 odds with the take back on the road underdog Pittsburgh Steelers at +110 odds.
Pittsburgh will look to rebound after an 18-13 home defeat last week at home to the New York Giants and failing to cover the spread as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total in the game went under 36 points. The Steelers defense was very impressive in the win they held the Giants to just 84 rushing yards on 33 carries and Pittsburgh really clamped down inside the red zone allowing no New York touchdowns in their two appearances. Look for the Steelers offense to rebound after a shaky first week performance. There is talent for the Steelers quarterback rotation in Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski and Oklahoma rookie Landry Jones. Former Alabama product John Parker Wilson is also competing for a roster spot. It is time for a backup to separate from in this race to become the number two QB and in this national television spotlight expect the completion to be fierce. There is more on the line for these Steelers signal callers on Monday night football. The Redskins have been in the news as Robert Griffin III will miss the preseason as he recovers from major knee surgery during the offseason. It is really a big deal out of nothing some sort of made for TV drama because no impact player will play in the preseason when coming off a major knee surgery like RG3 did. The Redskins strength is their run game but Washington will be facing one of the best run defenses in the NFL and we have found that when the Redskins have trouble running it impacts their passing game and that will be an issue tonight with no running quarterback in RG3 in the lineup today.
With our NFL preseason pick for Monday Night Football we will play on the Pittsburgh Steelers +2 points against the Washington Redskins at the sportsbooks.