Arizona @ Pittsburgh
Arizona +240 over Pittsburgh

Posted at 10:00 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Arizona +240 over Pittsburgh

1:00 PM EST. In an instant Kenny Pickett and the Steelers’ offense looked worlds better without former OC, Matt Canada. Picket seemed more confident, leading an offense that, dare I say, finally had an explosive component to it. Pickett averaged 7.7 yards per pass and the Pittsburgh offense eclipsed 400 yards for the first time in their last 58 games. While they barely eked by the Bengals in points (16-10), the black and yellow dominated Cincinnati for the majority of the contest. Some red-zone woes (1-4) were less than impressive, but overall the Steelers were more fluid and certainly more productive than what we’re used to seeing. Their defense was predictably effective against a Burrow-less Bengals’ offense, holding them to 222 yards and sacking Jake Browning four times.

Just three weeks ago Kyler Murray returned and led the Cardinals to a comeback victory against the Falcons at home, an appropriate comeback-game for a former #1 pick. Now that feels like a distant memory. Arizona looks as mediocre as ever the last two weeks, getting dominated on both sides of the field for large stretches. Murray is struggling to ignite an offense with underwhelming talent all while he’s still readjusting to his starting role. Jonathan Gannon may be a good coach for seasons to come but the Arizona-defense hasn’t benefited from his legacy. They’re undisciplined and often porous against high-level QBs.

The Steelers’ offense may be improved, but a one-week sample size doesn’t change a full season of evidence that it has its setbacks. Matt Canada or no Matt Canada. The Steelers are 3-1 ATS as a favorite but they’ve never been given more than 3-points. Frankly it feels like sharps and oddsmakers are overcorrecting this line, granting too much steam to the favorite in what could very well be a let down spot. Kyler Murray is still a playmaker, and at this point he’s fighting for his reputation and career. It’s gross, but it’s Cardinals or nothing.



Our Pick

Arizona +240 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 4.80)