The pair of expert Monday Night Football picks that you’re about to get will help you in your quest to cap off your Week 1 NFL wagering in style! Let’s get started.
Here’s a Closer Look At The 2016 NFL Monday Night Football Predictions
Pittsburgh at WashingtonWhen: September 12, 2016, 07:10
NFL Odds: Pittsburgh -3 / Total: 50
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I fully expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to march into the nation’s capitol and lay a solid smackdown on a Washington Redskins tem that I believe overachieved last season to win completely mediocre NFC East.
The Steelers have gone 7-3-2 ATS in their last dozen road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in the month of September. Conversely, while the Redskins have gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, Washington is also just 1-4 ATS in their last five Monday Night Football games. For me, Pittsburgh has the big edge at quarterback and head coach where I don’t think Jay Gruden can carry Mike Tomlin’s clipboard. Pittsburgh wins outright while narrowly covering the NFL betting line.
My Pick: Pittsburgh 28 Washington 24
Los Angeles at San FranciscoWhen: September 12, 2016, 10:20
Where: Levi’s Stadium
Maybe it’s me, but I’m still trying to figure out why the Rams are favored to beat San Francisco, seeing as how the Niners have the edge at quarterback (no matter who starts) and head coach. While the Niners have gone just 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games against their NFC West division rivals, Frisco has also gone 5-0 ATS in their last five Week 1 games.
Conversely, the Rams are just 15-37-2 ATS in their last 54 games in the month of September and an uninspiring 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games. Call me crazy, but I think all of the drama surrounding Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is going to bring them closer together and make them better for it on the field. San Francisco beat L.A. at home last season and I believe they will do so again in this contest.
My Pick: San Francisco 27 Los Angeles 24