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Steelers vs Redskins: Preview by the Numbers

Week 1 of the NFL regular season comes to a close with two Monday Night Football games. Here are the trends, tips and numbers for one of them.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins

Last season the Steelers were 10-6 straight up and 9-6-1 against the spread. Washington was 9-7 SU and ATS.

The line on this game has changed very little since opening last April. The Steelers opened as a favorite on the road b 2.5 points and there they remain on most books. The total opened at 51 but is now down to 48.5 on some top sties for NFL picks.

Pittsburgh is not good on the road when opening the season. The Steelers are 0-5 SU 2-3 ATS over their past five opening games played on the road. Last season the Steelers lost 28-21 on the road against New England, but did cover as an underdog of 7.5 points.

In 2015, Washington was profitable when playing the role of underdog. The Redskins were 9-5 in 14 games when given points.

Le’Veon Bell the Steelers top rusher is suspended three games. DeAngelo Williams will cover for Bell.

Washington has not won an opening game of the season under Jay Gruden its current head coach. The Skins lost to Houston and Miami the first two season openers for Gruden.

The UNDER cashed in both of the two opening game losses for the Redskins. However, Washington has performed well playing at home versus opponents from the AFC since Gruden started coaching going 3-1 SU and ATS.

Mike Tomlin the head coach for the Steelers has guided the Steelers to wins in 4 of their past 5 games played on Monday night. Over the span of five games, Pittsburgh is 2-3 ATS, with two wins as the favorite over Tennessee and Kansas City.

Pittsburgh played on Monday just once last season. The Steelers rallied late to beat San Diego 24-20 with a touchdown during the final seconds. The Steelers won outright as 4-point road dogs.

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