Pick Six: Eagles And Steelers Look To Turn Things Around

Pennsylvania’s pro teams are off to a rough start.

The Steelers are winless and their starting quarterback is sidelined for the season. The Eagles are 1-2 and now face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in legendary Lambeau Field. Is this the week things turn around? Or do the struggles continue?

Perhaps you can fare better in your own bets. At PennSportsbooks, we’ll do our best to help, giving you all the games involving our area teams and their prices at the state’s sportsbooks. So, without further ado, here’s the rundown for this week’s games.

Philadelphia at Green Bay (-4): 8:20 p.m. 9/26

The Eagles are next in line to test their luck against the undefeated Packers and their superstar quarterback. Philadelphia had a disappointing home loss to Detroit last week and will carry an increased moneyline payout (+165) because of it. Green Bay is -205 on the moneyline at PlaySugarHouse and has a team total of 24.5. The Eagles over/under is set at 20.5. The game total is listed at 46.5. SugarHouse has about 145 bets available for the game, so there are plenty of options for action on Thursday night.

FanDuel is also offering a series of odds boosts in tandem with Thursday Night Football, including an even-money bet that Carson Wentz throws a touchdown.

Penn State at Maryland (+6.5):  8 p.m. 9/27

The Nittany Lions will play under Friday night lights in a rare pre-weekend game. Expect the Terrapins to have a raucous home crowd in their bid to upset unbeaten Penn State. The Nittany Lions are coming off a bye and are -240 on the moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. Maryland is +190. The game total is set at 61.5. Penn State’s over/under is set at 34 points, while Maryland’s is posted at 27.5. FanDuel also has first half betting options for those who aren’t planning to stay up for the entire game.

Georgia Tech at Temple (-9): 3:30 p.m. 9/28

Temple upset Maryland in its last home game, but the Owls will lay more than a touchdown in another game with a Power 5 Conference team. Parx Sportsbook has Temple as a healthy -335 favorite on the moneyline. The Yellow Jackets are +255. Georgia Tech is 1-2 having lost to Clemson and  Citadel, but owns a victory against South Florida. The game total is set at 48.5. Numerous alternate lines and point totals are also available at Parx.

Delaware at Pittsburgh (-28): 12:30 p.m. 9/28

The Pitt Panthers are massive four-touchdown favorites following their thrilling last-minute victory over Central Florida last week. Fun fact: this game could be called the Joe Flacco Bowl, as the NFL quarterback spent time at both universities during his collegiate career. BetRivers has only the point spread available as a betting option with the lopsided odds.

New England at Buffalo (+7.5): 1 p.m. 9/29.

This game is a surprising battle of the unbeaten. Most expected the Patriots to be a Super Bowl contender, but the Bills have also been red-hot to start the season. FanDuel Sportsbook has New England as -290 on the moneyline, while Buffalo is +245. The game total is set at 42.5. FanDuel has a wealth of betting options available for this game, which will determine the frontrunner for the AFC East. Buffalo has beaten the Bengals, Jets, and Giants. New England has defeated the Steelers, Dolphins, and Jets.

Bengals at Steelers (-4): 8:15 p.m. 9/30

The NFL’s Week 4 ends Monday night with a pair of winless teams facing off in Pittsburgh. Just a few blocks from Heinz Field, Rivers Sportsbook has the Steelers at -200 on the moneyline. The Cincinnati Bengals are +163. The game total is set at 43.5. Prop bets and alternate lines are also available for this game. Pittsburgh’s over/under is set at 23.5. The Bengals total is set at 19.5. The loser of this game could be headed for a top 10 pick in next year’s draft.

If you’re feeling lucky, a PennSportsbook Pick 6 parlay of all the above spreads would pay out almost $500 on a $10 bet.

Hopefully, you’ll fare a little bit better than the PA pro teams have.