NFL Predictions for Saturday Night: Picks for Seahawks vs. Steelers, Dolphins vs. Buccaneers, Cowboys vs. Broncos, More (Aug. 13)
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NFL Preseason Quarterback Matchups
This will be updated before every slate of preseason games.
Seahawks vs. Steelers
Both teams are evaluating their QB room to determine who will be the Week 1 starter. It will entice both teams to be fairly aggressive on offense, and the competition to be the Week 1 starter will bring out the best in each QB.
I’m taking the over at 37.5.
Pick: Over 37.5
Dolphins vs. Buccaneers
I’m expecting the Dolphins to start Teddy Bridgewater, which would give the Dolphins a pretty big edge over a Blaine Gabbert-led Bucs team in the first half. I’m going to lock in the Dolphins ML -110 for the first half and if Tua Tagovailoa ends up getting a surprise start, it’ll just be icing on the cake.
Once Skylar Thompson comes into the game (probably later in the second quarter or to begin the second half), the edge will shift to the Bucs — and the under. I’ll be looking to either back the Bucs and/or the under once Thompson comes in.
Pick: Dolphins 1H -110
Saints vs. Texans
We should see Andy Dalton vs. Davis Mills for most of the first quarter, then it’ll likely be Ian Book vs. Jeff Driskel for the rest of the game. I’ll be interested in backing the under once those two QBs check in — if the price is right.
Cowboys vs. Broncos
Neither Dak Prescott or Russell Wilson is expected to play. When it comes to the QB battle(s) between these two teams, it seems fairly even. I’m going to bite and take the Cowboys +5.
Pick: Cowboys +5
Rams vs. Chargers
Both teams will be resting most of their starters, and this should be a very ugly game. I will stay away from any pre-game bets but be sure to follow me in our app to see any in-game bets I lock in for this or any other game.