The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Miami to face the Dolphins on Sunday Night Football. Here are the best bets you can make for this Week 7 AFC matchup.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to snap a four-game losing streak and avoid a dreaded 1-5 start with a massive upset win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. Mike Tomlin is hoping to carry this momentum into Week 7 on Sunday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins.
This won’t be an easy contest. Though the Steelers are set to get back four players in their secondary as well as tight end, Pat Freiermuth, they are still 7-point underdogs, via DraftKings Sportsbook. Meanwhile, the Dolphins get back their starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. His offense averaged nearly 28 points per game over the first three contests prior to suffering a concussion early in Week 4 against the Bengals.
Knowing what’s on the line in this primetime matchup, we expect the Steelers to keep this one close, but if things go south, here’s some incentive to stick this one out. Here are the three best prop best you can take for the Steelers vs Dolphins in Week 7:
Tyreek Hill OVER 78.5 receiving yards (-145)
I’m not sure if there’s ever been an easier gamble than this. The NFL’s leading receiver and the fastest player is about to be matchup up against a secondary that has fourth-fifths of its starting nickel defense returning to the field from injuries. Even if Teryl Austin’s defense is at full strength, Steelers cornerbacks simply do not have the speed to slow down Tyreek Hill in this contest. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Hill’s receiving prop is set at 78.5 yards. We are hammering the over on this despite the less-than-stellar payout.
Kenny Pickett OVER 1.5 passing touchdowns (+145)
Kenny Pickett is returning to the field after missing the second half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game with a concussion. For someone who has only thrown for one touchdown since first entering the field in the second half of the Jets game in Week 4, this bet might seem unwise, but actually like it a lot.
The sample is still very small, but Pickett will face a pedestrian Dolphins secondary on Sunday Night Football. It’s also important to consider that he already has two rushing touchdowns that just as easily could have been passing scores. We think the Steelers will need to keep throwing to stick with the Dolphins in this contest, and Pickett could very well see his first two-passing-touchdown game of the season. At +145 odds, this is certainly worth a gamble.
George Pickens Anytime TD Scorer Prop Bet (+285)
Despite his brilliant flashes, George Pickens has yet to catch a touchdown pass this year. In fact, Chase Claypool became the first receiver to do so for Pittsburgh just last week. However, Pickens has been targeted in paydirt, and we think he could be a target of choice for Pickett in this contest against a suspect secondary. With tempting +285 odds, we like him as an anytime touchdown scorer this week.
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