Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick & Odds: September 26th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick: Under 33 -110 odds
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Both teams are surprising the public starting this season 2-0. With all of Pittsburgh’s QB woes, they beat two strong squads in Atlanta and Tennessee. This week Charlie Batch takes the helm due to injuries to Leftwich and Dixon. It doesn’t matter who’s calling the plays because Pittsburgh has yet to score a TD from scrimmage in regulation time. A lot of teams would not be 2-0 with an offense that has just 21 FDs and are 6 of 29 on 3rd down conversions. Their defense is ferocious. The stop unit has allowed just 52 YR per game. They have also forced seven turnovers. They shut down to very good RBs in Turner and Johnson. Tampa Bay’s offense is in the same boat. QB Josh Freeman is progressing but has played two mediocre teams in Cleveland and Carolina. The Bucs offense has just 27 FDs and are 13 of 31 on 3rd down conversions. Their “D” is young but quick and motivated. They have yielded just 10.5 PPG. Both teams are having trouble finding the end zone. Both will play “smashmouth” football by running the ball up the middle and killing the clock. UNDER is 4-0 their L4 meetings 4-1 in the Steelers L5 games played in September, and 9-0 in the Bucs L9 overall. Take the UNDER. Thank you.

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