|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLPittsburgh ventures from the confines of the Steel City and flies towards Niagara Falls to meet the Buffalo Bills in a week 3 preseason showdown. This Saturday evening affair is scheduled to begin at 7:00ET in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The Steelers (1-1) tweaked out a 26-24 victory on national TV last Sunday against Andrew Luck and the Colts. Pittsburgh hopes to have RB Isaac Redman ready this week after missing the Indy game with a groin strain. If he is not ready, Jonathan Dwyer will once again get the start. Number one runner, Rashard Mendenhall remains out.
Buffalo (0-2) remained winless and continued to struggle on offense in last weeks 36-14 loss to the Vikings. QB's Ryan Fitzpatrick and Vince Young looked better than they had in the teams first exhibition defeat. There are no significant injuries to report for the Bills this week, however they did release one time star DE Shawne Merriman due to his battling a variety of ailments the past 4 seasons.
These teams have not played in the preseason since 2009, a Pittsburgh victory, and the Steelers are 4-0 vs. the Bills during the regular season since 2001. The last time the two teams met in 2010 in Buffalo, the Steelers came out on top 19-16.
The Steelers are 1-1 SU on the season and 0-1 SU on the road. They are 1-1 ATS, and 1-0 ATS outside of Pittsburgh. The Bills are 0-2 SU overall, and 0-1 SU at home. They are 1-1 ATS on the preseason, and 1-0 ATS in Buffalo.
Pittsburgh is a 2 point road favorite at Bet Royal Sportsbook on a $110/$100 moneyline. The Steelers are 0-1 ATS when favored, but this will be their first time being the road favorite. The Bills are 1-1 ATS as the underdog, and are 1-0 ATS as the home dog. The same moneyline applies to the under/over of 40.5 total points.