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Steelers vs Falcons Picks, Spread & Total for NFL Preseason Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4.5-point away favorites at the Atlanta Falcons in an Week 3 NFL Preseason game on Thursday, August 24
Pittsburgh is 8-0 straight all-time in preseason action against the Falcons
That includes a 3-0 SU slate at Atlanta. Can they maintain perfection in our Steelers vs Falcons picks?

From their first meeting in 1972, through their most recent clash in 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers have proven to be the picture of perfection when facing the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Preseason. They’ve met eight times and on each occasion, it was Pittsburgh emerging victorious. Read on as we break down our NFL preseason Steelers vs Falcons prediction.

Steelers vs Falcons Odds


Pittsburgh Steelers
-4.5 (-110)
Over 38.5 (-110)

Atlanta Falcons
+4.5 (-110)
Under 38.5 (-110)

Oddsmakers are anticipating that it will be another perfect outcome for the Steelers as these two clubs meet to close out the 2023 NFL Preseason. Pittsburgh is set as the 4.5-point away chalk against the Falcons. The Steelers are 8-1 straight up in their last nine preseason games.

Odds as of August 23 at Bet365. Be sure top claim a Bet365 bonus code to bet on Steelers vs Falcons and other NFL preseason action this week.

Now that Washington’s NFL-record 24-game preseason win streak is history, it’s the Steelers with five straight wins who are carrying the hottest preseason hand. Factor in regular-season games and Pittsburgh is 23-2-1 SU all-time against Atlanta. The Falcons have gone four in a row without tasting preseason defeat (3-0-1).

Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Betting Splits

The Steelers are being given an implied win probability of 65.4%. Public betting numbers are split on the game, however. Atlanta at +4.5 is drawing 52% of spread bets, while Pittsburgh at -200 is getting 70% of the moneyline betting action.

The total is set at 38.5 points. There’s 83% of public money supporting the over.

How to Watch Steelers vs Falcons

Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm ET on Thursday, August 24 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game is being broadcast live on the NFL Network.

During this eight-game win streak over Atlanta, Pittsburgh’s average margin of of victory is 7.875 points per game. The NFL odds show that the Steelers have won and covered in both of their 2023 preseason games.

Pittsburgh to Play Starters Entire First Half

Determining which Steelers QB to play some NFL props on at one of the leading NFL betting apps, won’t be an easy decision. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin gave the majority of Week 1 work to Mason Rudolph. He went 7-of-12 for 132 yards and a touchdown. In Week 2, it was Mitch Trubisky carrying the QB load. His totals were showing 10-of-12 for 78 yards and a TD.

Mike Tomlin says those that are healthy are scheduled to play against the Falcons Thursday for the Steelers.

— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 22, 2023

In fact, it might be a good week to make a play on Pittsburgh QB1 Kenny Pickett. Tomlin is indicating that his starters will be playing the entire first half in this game. He’ll leave those battling for jobs the second half to determine their fate.

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Smith Uncertain If Atlanta Starters Will Play

Head coach Arthur Smith gave his starters one series in last week’s 13-13 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals. He might not even give them that against Pittsburgh. Smith hasn’t decided whether he’ll play his first stringer in this game.

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson is definitely out with a soft tissue injury, but that doesn’t mean you’ll see more of first-round draft pick Bijan Robinson. He carried the ball four times for 20 yards in his NFL Preseason debut against the Bengals.

Arthur Smith said Cordarrelle Patterson will be out a couple weeks, likely the rest of the preseason and they will reevaluate and have more info on his status in the week before Week 1.

— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) August 16, 2023

The backfield workload in the preseason is being handled by Godwin Igwebuike. Known primarily as a return man, Igwebuike rambled for 61 yards on 14 carries against Cincinnati. He rushed for 70 yards and a TD from 13 carries in Week 1 at Miami.

Steelers vs Falcons Picks

The last two times Pittsburgh was visiting Atlanta in the NFL Preseason, the games were close calls – 17-16 in 2001 and 17-14 in 1980.

However, in this preseason, the Steelers are firing on all cylinders. They’ve scored 27 points in each of their wins and won both games by double-digit margins. Look for Pittsburgh to continue its mastery of Atlanta.

Steelers vs Falcons Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers -4.5 (-110)

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Author: Edward Perez