The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting set to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. Here are the three best prop bets you can make for this game.
Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere have their fingers crossed that Sunday Night Football will still mean something this week. Prior to kickoff between the Steelers and Ravens, there are two New Year’s Day games that must go their way — the Dolphins must lose to the Patriots and Jets must lose to the Seahawks.
If this does not happen, the Steelers will essentially be eliminated from playoff contention. This is AFC North primetime football in January, so we are going to enjoy it no matter what. But to give this contest a little extra incentive, here are the three best prop bets you can make for Steelers vs Ravens in Week 17:
Kenny Pickett OVER 0.5 TD Passes (-230)
Kenny Pickett only attempted one pass against the Baltimore Ravens their first time around before he was forced to leave the game with a concussion. However, when Mitch Trubisky took over, Pittsburgh’s backup quarterback still managed 276 yards and a touchdown on the fly, per NFL.com stats. He probably would have thrown for at least one more score had he not telegraphed three interceptions.
Excluding the Ravens game (in which Pickett was injured very early on), the rookie QB has thrown touchdowns in three of his last four games. Even with unspectacular -230 odds, via DraftKings Sportsbook, we are taking the Steelers rookie quarterback to throw for at least one touchdown in this contest.
Steelers OVER 16.5 Total Points (-110)
The Pittsburgh Steelers put up 14 points against the Ravens the first time around just a few weeks ago, but that was with a backup quarterback who threw 3 interceptions that should have resulted in points instead. Though Trubisky moved the ball very well against Baltimore, who’s to say that Kenny Pickett can’t?
Mike Tomlin has energized his team since the bye week, and Pickett has gone 4-1 during that stretch (excluding the loss to Baltimore in which he hardly played). We think this game will prove to be a slugfest, but if Pickett takes care of the ball, 17 point or more is very attainable still.
Steelers Moneyline (+115)
In our Steelers vs Ravens betting preview, we explained why we like the Steelers moneyline this week. Baltimore has already locked up a playoff spot, and there’s no reason to rush Lamar Jackson back on the field. John Harbaugh could even elect to start resting a few of his players this week for precautionary reasons, and Pittsburgh obviously has more to play for. Tomlin isn’t about to let Harbaugh sweep him this year. At +115 odds, we really like the Steelers moneyline this week.
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