The Kansas City Chiefs (+1000 to win Super Bowl 54) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (+2000) will run into each other in Week 2 of the preseason in what could be the game of the week, based on their performances in Week 1. Will the Chiefs steal a win at Heinz Field? Or will the Steelers keep their preseason record unblemished?
Betting Preview for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Preseason Week 2 Game on August 17, 2019
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
Patrick Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, went a perfect 4 of 4 for 66 passing yards in the Chiefs’ 38-17 demolition job of a win at home over the Cincinnati Bengals. It was only a preseason game, but it feels as though things remain the same for Kansas City’s attack that’s even received a seeming boost downfield. Rookie wide receiver showed plenty of promise in his preseason debut by turning two catches on two targets to 31 receiving yards. Hardman will have limited touches in Kansas City’s receiving corps that already features the likes of Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce. Kansas City’s defense also looked fine last week, holding the Bengals down to only 274 total yards. Kansas City’s defense is expected to be better this year than it was in 2018, and it showed in the Bengals game when the Chiefs forced four turnovers.
The Chiefs are 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last four preseason games.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
There are plenty of touches to go around for the Steelers’ receiving unit with Antonio Browns gone. Apart from JuJu Smith-Schuster, there are others who are going to get a bump in usage downfield, and among them could be James Washington, who had 84 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches (five targets) in a 30-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 1 of the preseason. The Steelers’ offense displayed explosiveness in that game, and will certainly bring a bigger challenge to Kansas City’s defense that’s feeling confident heading into Week 2. Mason Rudolph is playing sweet music with Washington, and the Steelers are hoping the two could channel their Oklahoma State Cowboys ways in the upcoming matchup against the Chiefs. Running back Joshua Dobbs also looked confident in the backfield, rushing for 44 yards on two carries. The Steelers’ defense was not too shabby, too, recording four sacks, a loud message sent to the Chiefs’ offensive line.
The Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six preseason games.
The Steelers win, 27-23.
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