The Week 8 of the NFL is giving us another inter-conference tilt, but this one is actually an in-state clash that will be played on Sunday, October 30, and here you can check out the best Steelers vs. Eagles betting pick and odds.
The only unbeaten team in the NFL, Philadelphia, is looking to maintain the perfect record when they host Pittsburgh at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are firm -10.5 favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 43 points. These inter-conference rivals haven’t met since 2020.
Steelers blew up a chance to beat the Dolphins
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5-0, 3-3-1 ATS) snapped their four-game losing skid with a surprising win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they returned to losing ways with a defeat to the Miami Dolphins. The Steelers actually had a decent chance to beat the Dolphins in Miami after the teams produced all points in the first half and none in the second, but rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett threw interceptions in crucial moments, so the Dolphins got a 16-10 victory.
Kenny Pickett completed 32 of 44 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. George Pickens was on the receiving end of that lone TD pass, while Pat Freiermuth led the team with 75 receiving yards on eight catches. Najee Harris collected 65 yards on the ground on 17 carries. Defensively, Myles Jack was a standout with ten total tackles.
DT Larry Ogunjobi (knee) and CB Levi Wallace (shoulder) are unavailable to play on Sunday against Philadelphia. LB T.J. Watt (pectoral) and K Chris Boswell (groin) are questionable.
Eagles are still unbeaten
The Philadelphia Eagles (6-0-0, 4-2-0 ATS) recorded their sixth win of the season before they hit a bye week and are strong favorites to continue winning when they meet the Steelers on Sunday. Philadelphia defeated their divisional foes Dallas Cowboys 26-17 at home and didn’t really give a chance to the visitors. The Eagles had a 20-0 lead late in the second quarter, and although the Cowboys cut the deficit to just three points, the hosts scored one more touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal a victory.
Jalen Hurts completed 15 of 25 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith combined for 111 receiving yards and a pair of TD on ten receptions (13 targets). Miles Sanders was his usual self with team-high 71 rushing yards and a score on 18 carries. On defense, T.J. Edwards was excellent with a game-high 14 tackles.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven games against Philadelphia
- 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against the NFC rivals
- 4-1 ATS in the last five games overall
- 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven home games
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
Philadelphia shouldn’t have problems against in-state rivals Pittsburgh in this one. The Eagles have a favorable schedule in the next month or so, so they could easily go unbeaten for quite some time. Philly has the fourth-best offense that averages 26.8 points per game, while the Eagles also have a top 5 defense that allows 17.5 ppg. Pittsburgh, on the other side, has the second-worst offense that is scoring just 15.3 ppg, and I don’t think they have a chance against Philadelphia here. Jalen Hurts is one of the best quarterbacks this year, while Kenny Pickett is still inexperienced and that was evident in a recent loss to Miami. He is still not capable of leading the Steelers to wins over stronger rivals, despite that W over the Bucs.
Pick: Take the Eagles at -9.5 (-133)
Pittsburgh scored more than 20 points just once this season, and I don’t think they will score 20+ on Sunday against one of the best defenses in the NFL. On the other hand, I am backing the Eagles to score 25+ here, but don’t expect an offensive eruption from the hosts, who scored more than 30 points only once this season. Under is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings; Under is 5-2 in the Steelers’ previous seven games overall, while Under is 16-7 in the Eagles’ last 23 games following a bye week.
Pick: Go Under 44.5 points (-133)