New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers prediction and betting tips (September 18)
Following a lacklustre performance in Week 1 against the Dolphins, the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh in search of their first win of the season in Week 2 of the 2022/2023 NFL season.
Trubisky finished the game with 194 yards on 21/38 through the air.
Trubisky finished the game with 194 yards on 21/38 through the air.

The New England Patriots didn’t have the best start to the season as they suffered a disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins in the season opener. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers had the best start to the season. In their opening game, they managed to edge past the reigning AFC Champions, the Cincinnati Bengals. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have a huge task away from home to grab a much-needed win against a tough defensive side in the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this game, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their star offensive linebacker, T.J. Watt.

The match starts at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 18 September 2022. The game time by GMT is 5:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, September 18. The match venue is Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Betting tips and match predictions for the New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers (September 18) game are available in this article. In addition, the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers latest odds on betting sites

The New England Patriots money line odds are priced at 1.76 (-132 American 19/25 Fractional), while the Pittsburgh Steelers money line odds are priced at 2.10 (+110; 11/10). This equals approximate probabilities of 55% against 45%, respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 40.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Under 40.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

Spread:

  • Cincinnati Bengals -2.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Dallas Cowboys +2.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers match preview and statistics

New England Patriots are winless thus far this year entering this game. The Patriots lost to the Dolphins 20-7 in their season opener. While giving up 23 points to the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots could not move the ball or score any points. The New England Patriots struggled offensively, and Bill Belichick has a lot of work to do.

The Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 21/30 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. He finished the game with just one interception and a QB rating of 87.2. Running back Damien Harris led the offence in rushing for the Patriots with nine totes for 48 yds (5.3 yds per carrying), while wide receiver Jakobi Meyers held an average of 13.8 yards per catch by accumulating 55 yards on four catches

Despite having trouble moving the ball on the ground, New England still managed to gain 291 yards of offence. The Pats' offensive line performed admirably but could not open up gaps for their rushing backs. Due to their inability to secure the ball, New England lost possession three times.

The New England Patriots team news: Mac Jones, Trent Brown, Ja’Whaun Bently, Pierre Strong Jr and Adrian Philips are questionable for the game, while Quinn Nordin is ruled out.

Pittsburgh Steelers last week took the lead as they were 11 points up by the half. The Steelers had 17 first-half points, and they all came off the Bengal’s turnover. Burrow’s lousy performance was not able to capitalise. They had to rely on the Bengal’s kicker Evan McPherson’s 29-yard field goal miss.

The Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky seemed to be in good shape. As the Steelers attempted to move the ball on the ground, he finished with 194 yards and one touchdown. They accrued 269 yards of offence, and their defence added a goal. The Steelers ran for 76 yards as a team, as they will be looking to keep their offence balanced.

The Steelers did well on defence in the first half. Burrow was neutralised over his initial few drives. The Bengals failed to move the ball, allowing two field goals. Pittsburgh's secondary played aggressively, resulting in four interceptions and one fumble recovery.

The Pittsburgh Steelers team news: Najee Harris is questionable, while Mason Cole and T.J Watt are out for the game.

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers H2H

The Patriots hold a slim 17-16 advantage in the overall series. The most recent clash occurred in 2019, and New England has prevailed in 6 of the previous seven matchups. That was mainly before the Roethlisberger era finished for the home team, and the Jones era started for the visitors.

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers lineups and key players

New England Patriots projected lineup:

  • Quarterback — Mac Jones
  • Running back — Damien Harris
  • Wide receiver — Jakobi Meyers, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor
  • Tight end — Hunter Henry
  • Offensive line — Trent Brown, Cole Strange, David Andrews, Mike Onwenu, Isaiah Wynn
  • Defensive line — Deatrich Wise Jr, Davon Godchaux, Lawrence Guy
  • Linebacker — Matthew Judon, Ja’Whaun Bentley, Raekwon McMillan, Josh Uche
  • Cornerback — Jonathan Jones, Jalen Mills
  • Safety — Kyle Dugger, Devin McCourty
  • Kicker — Nick Folk
  • Punter — Jake Bailey

Mac Jones is the key player to watch out for. Although he struggled in the season opener as he only finished with 213 passing yards and a touchdown, I’d back him to bounce back to his best in this game.

Pittsburgh Steelers projected lineup:

  • Quarterback — Mitch Trubisky
  • Running back — Najee Harris
  • Wide receiver — Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens
  • Tight end — Pat Freiermuth
  • Offensive line — Derek Watt, Dan Moore Jr, Kevin Dotson, Mason Cole, James Daniels, Chukwuma Okorafor
  • Defensive line — Lawrence Ogunjobi, Tyson Alualu, Cameron Heyward
  • Linebacker — Malik Reed, Devin Bush, Myles Jack, Alex Highsmith
  • Cornerback — Ahkello Witherspoon, Cameron Sutton
  • Safety — Terrell Edmunds, Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Kicker — Chris Boswell
  • Punter — Pressley Harvin III

Mitch Trubisky is the key player to watch out for. He wasn’t bad in the season opener. He finished the game with 194 yards on 21/38 through the air, while his QB rating was 78.2. He’d have to do better against the patriots to give the Steelers a chance at winning.

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers predictions and betting tips

In week 1, Pittsburgh's defence showed strong play against Joe Burrow, but I don't anticipate them to force as many turnovers in this contest. Once Joe Burrow calmed down in the second half, the Steelers defence also took a beating. In the end, they gave up 471 yards of total offence, of which 338 yards were gained through the air. Given that Mac Jones can get the ball out quickly and go down the field, I don't have a lot of confidence in the Steelers' secondary. The Steelers also allowed 133 running yards, and T.J. Watt won't play in this contest.

The Patriots will be able to run a balanced attack because their play-calling will be able to keep the Steelers guessing. The Patriots scored just 7 points in week 1, but I anticipate a better performance from them this time. They always struggled in Miami, so their loss to Tua and the Miami Dolphins is no surprise. In week 1, Mac Jones showed his ability to move the ball through the air by finishing with 213 passing yards and a score. In this one, I’d back him to put up a much better performance and get the Patriots their first win of the season.

Predictions for the game are the New England Patriots to win and over 40.5 points.

Betting prediction: New England Patriots to win

Odds: 1.76 (-132 American 19/25 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 40.5 points

Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)

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