Steelers vs. Eagles odds, line, spread: 2020 NFL picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to start the season 4-0 for just the fourth time in franchise history when they host the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Steelers (3-0), whose scheduled game last Sunday against Tennessee was postponed because of an outbreak of positive coronavirus tests within the Titans organization, have previously started 4-0 in 1973, ’78 and ’79. In the latter two seasons, Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl. On Sunday, the Steelers will meet an Eagles team (1-2-1) that leads the NFC East despite earning its first victory of the season just last week at San Francisco.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh is a seven-point favorite in the latest Steelers vs. Eagles odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 44. Before you make any Eagles vs. Steelers picks, check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 7-4 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 5 on an incredible 103-69 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Eagles vs. Steelers 10,000 times. You can visit SportsLine to see the picks. Here are the NFL lines and trends for Steelers vs. Eagles:

  • Steelers vs. Eagles spread: Pittsburgh -7
  • Steelers vs. Eagles Over-Under: 44 points
  • Steelers vs. Eagles moneyline: Pittsburgh -330, Philadelphia +270
  • PIT: The Steelers lead the league in sacks with 15.
  • PHI: QB Carson Wentz has 102 rushing yards and two TDs in the last two weeks.

Why the Steelers can cover

Pittsburgh features one of the best defenses in the NFL. The unit is allowing just 54.0 rushing yards per game, which leads the league. The Steelers also give up just 290.0 total yards per game, which ranks second in the league, behind only Indianapolis.

In addition, rookie Chase Claypool has emerged as a big-play receiver. The second-round pick from Notre Dame has six catches for 151 yards and a touchdown this season. His 25.2 yards per reception ranks second in the NFL behind only Seattle’s DK Metcalf.

Why the Eagles can cover

The defensive line is coming off arguably its best game of the season. The unit had five sacks and 15 quarterback hits in Sunday’s 25-20 win over the 49ers, the reigning NFC champs. Defensive end Genard Avery had five of those quarterback hits, and only one of the Eagles’ eight linemen did not record at least one hit on Sunday.

In addition, Philadelphia will arguably be the best team Pittsburgh has faced so far this season. The Steelers’ three victories have come against the Giants, Broncos and Texans. Those teams are a combined 1-11 and have been outscored by 111 points.

How to make Steelers vs. Eagles picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total. In fact, it says Ben Roethlisberger will easily clear 270 yards passing and Miles Sanders will accumulate over 75 all-purpose yards. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick here. 

So who wins Eagles vs. Steelers? And which side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Steelers vs. Eagles spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up well over $7,300 on its NFL picks over the past five-plus seasons, and find out.

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