Week 8 NFL Picks: Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: October 28th 2012

| October 23, 2012

Week 8 NFL Picks: October 28th 2012
Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: Over 47.5

I won with the Steelers ‘under’ against the Bengals in their last game. This is an entirely different opponent though, one which doesn’t typically play much defense.

The Redskins are allowing 28.6 points per game on the season, which puts them in the bottom five of the league. The Saints are the only NFC team which is currently allowing more points. For the season, Washington games are averaging 55.3 combined points, 56.7 outside the nation’s capital. Get more week 8 NFL picks from the professional sports handicappers at Accuwager.com on Sunday

Not surprisingly, the “over” is 5-2 when Washington has taken the field. One of those two “unders,” produced 50 points, too.

While the Steelers pounded the ball on the ground a lot against Cincinnati, the Skin’s 328.4 passing yards allowed per game (worst in the NFL) figures to have Rothlsberger licking his chops.

The Steelers have alternated between “overs” and “unders” all season long, with each of their three games that topped the total each producing a minimum of 49 points. With Big Ben and co. putting up big numbers, don’t be surprised if that pattern continues here and the final combined score exceeds the 50 mark once again. Consider the Over.

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