The 2021 NFL season is moving along as teams now have more than a one-game sample size in order to better predict how their upcoming matchup may play out. Even with two games under their belts, there are a number of teams, the Steelers included, that are really difficult to gauge what to expect in Week 3. Even though it may be difficult, picks still need to be made.
For the 2021 NFL season, our “Excellent 8” of BTSC staff will be picking every game against the spread and the over/under point totals. We are keeping up with the changes we made last year and including the Thursday games. Please remember we are not experts on betting or any kind of sports gamblers, and if you need to be reminded of this simple look at our records. We are just a group of Steelers’ fans saying who we think will come through each week.
We are using the same program as last year called Tallysight It allows us to show picks in a much more “friendly to the eye” manner. To understand how it works, the default tab is for our picks against the spread. To see the over/under picks, click the “O/U” tab in the upper left. Also, make sure you scroll on the graphic to see all the picks.
Last week, mediocrity was king as the best records were merely 8-8. Four people led the way in picking against the spread at 8-8 in myself, Shannon, Michael, and Bryan coming out just ahead of Mark at 8-7, who locked in the Bengals against the Bears early enough to get the push before the line moved. Bringing up the rear was both Jeff and Geoffrey at 4-12. For the year, it’s Mark leading the way against the spread at 15-15 a half game ahead of Michael and Bryan at 15-16.
In the over/under, there were three leading the way with myself, Michael, and Jeff coming in at 8-8 followed closely by Bryan and Mark at 7-9. It is once again Mark leading the way overall at 17-15 with three others lurking two games back.
So here are the picks for the games for Week 3 of the NFL season. Please feel free to list your choices in the comment section below and play along!