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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Odds, point spread and preview

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Odds, point spread and preview For bettors and regular viewers, the jewel of the NFL Week 3 will be, without a doubt, the game Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. As always, we are here to give you the edge with the latest betting odds, point spread and a brief preview of the Steelers - Eagles game. The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) are rolling down the season with a perfect record, while the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1), although losing to the Cowboys on Monday, staged a football game out of this world.

 So let's look at the betting odds first. At the online sportsbook Bookmaker, the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Week 3 game as a favorite, listed with odds -200 to win the game on Sunday. Meanwhile the Steelers will travel to Philly holding underdog odds +170. The Steelers Eagles point spread is currently listed at -3.5 points chalk Philadelphia and the total for the game is sitting at 44.5 points, mostly due to the huge score in the last game. Betting trends at the online bookmaker BodogLife show that Pittsburgh is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games on the road, while Philadelphia is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games. But the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home. The Pittsburgh Steelers - Philadelphia Eagles point spread is also -3.5 points at BodogLife, but the bookie has jacked up the total to 45 points. Punters could also bet live on the Steelers - Eagles game.

 Unfortunately, Wednesday's injury report is hardly helpful to the bettors, considering that both teams came out with full lists. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did a full practice, recovering from shoulder injury, but his presence could hardly offset six players missing practice - LB James Farrior, DE Brett Keisel, G Chris Kemoeatu, CB Deshea Townsend, LB Donovan Woods and wide receiver Hines Ward, who was the only one not injury related, while DT Casey Hampton had a limited Wednesday practice. But the grass is far from being greener on the other side of the scoreboard. The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out defensive end Victor Abiamir and wide receiver Kevin Curtis for NFL Week 3 football, although wide receiver Reggie Brown, safety Sean Considine and linebacker Torrance Daniels all seem to have recovered from their injuries and did a full practice on Wednesday. Still, Wednesday practice in Philadelphia missed RB Tony Hunt, DT Trevor Laws, G Shawn Andrews and C Jamaal Jackson, while DT Dan Klecko had a limited one.

 The Pittsburgh Steelers - Philadelphia Eagles game will start on Sunday at 4:15 PM EST from Lincoln Financial Field, PA.

 Published on 09/17/2008

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