Kansas City Vs Pittsburgh SNF Line & PickNoah Williams
The Pittsburgh Steelers need to bounce back after an embarrassing showing last week when they host the Kansas City Chiefs this week on Sunday Night Football. Kick-off is scheduled on NBC for this Sunday, October 2 at 8:30 PM ET, from Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Both teams will be welcoming back their starting stud rushers. Jamaal Charles will be back for the Chiefs after missing almost a year of football with a knee injury. For the Steelers, Le’Veon Bell returns from a three game suspension after missing a drug test.
Kansas City Vs Pittsburgh SNF Line & Pick
The Week 4 NFL betting line favors the Steelers by 5.5-points to beat the Chiefs. Now, let’s find out if you should bet on KC or back Pittsburgh in this Sunday night tilt.
What: Kansas City Chiefs (2-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium: Heinz Field
Spread: Steelers -5.5
Moneyline: Kansas City +180 vs Pittsburgh -210
Game Total: 47.5
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Kansas City vs Pittsburgh
Why Bet The Kansas City Chiefs To Beat The Steelers
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the NY Jets by a 24-3 score last week. They are 2-1 ATS and 1-2 ATS this season. The Chiefs average 23.0 points per game (17th) and allow 16.6 points per game (6th).
How much work will Jamaal Charles get Sun night at Pitt? @numberFire reports starting RBs making debut in Week 4 have averaged 7.9 carries.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2016
The Chiefs average 241.0 passing yards per game (22nd). QB Alex Smith (786 yards, 3 TDs & 1 INTs) has struggled to find time throwing the football. He has been sacked nine times. Charles return will keep opposing defenses honest and in fear of short, over the top passes.
TE Travis Kelce (17 rec, 197 yards, 1 TD) scored his first touchdown of the season against the Jets. WR Jeremy Maclin (15 rec, 166 yards, 1 TD) is averaging 55.3 receiving yards per game this season.
Their offense averages 91.3 rushing yards per game (21st). RB Spencer Ware (41 car, 202 yards, 1 TD) has been doing an excellent job replacing injured Jamaal Charles. Ware has added 185 receiving yards.
Kansas City owns the 11th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 225.0 passing yards per game (12th) and 123.0 rushing yards per game (24th). The Chiefs have recorded only three sacks this season (28th) but they are coming off a game where they intercepted Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick six times.
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat The Chiefs Odds
The Steelers had an embarrassing showing last week, losing to the Eagles 34-3. Pittsburgh is now 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS. They average 21.7 points per game (19th) and allow 22.0 points per game (14th).
Le’Veon Bell is back, and the Steelers will be using his abilities as a receiver more creatively than ever. https://t.co/y4XIKnnvuH
— The Ringer (@ringer) October 1, 2016
The Steelers average 254.0 passing yards per game (14th). QB Ben Roethlisberger (816 yards, 6 TDs & 4 INTs) had his worst game of the season against the Eagles. He completed 24 of 44 passes for 257 yards, one interception and zero TDs for a 62.4 passer rating.
WR Antonio Brown (24 rec, 305 yards, 2 TDs) scored for fantasy owners with 12 receptions and 180 yards but didn’t find the endzone himself. WR Sammie Coates (7 rec, 203 yards, 0 TDs) added 50 yards on three catches.
The Steelers 18th-ranked rush attack will get a huge boost with Bell’s return. RB DeAngelo Williams (66 car, 258 yards, 2 TDs) was great replacing Bell, but Le’Veon is the league’s best back with the most NFL’s most explosive passing offense.
Pittsburgh has the 27th total defense in the NFL. They allow 332.0 passing yards per game (31st) and 75.3 rushing yards per game (4th). They have a league’s worst pass rushing unit with one sack after three weeks.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
- Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Steeler-Nation will be rewarded with a big win thanks to Bell’s return.
My final score prediction is Kansas City 17, Pittsburgh 30.