14 Aug

Steelers vs. Bills player prop bets, over/under odds, picks for ‘Sunday Night Football’

first_imgBuffalo and Pittsburgh would make the playoffs if the season ended today, but the Bills and Steelers are both in a precarious position. The Bills are 9-4 and one game ahead of both the Steelers and the streaking Tennessee Titans, but they have to play at New England next week and could fall behind both the Steelers and Titans with a loss on Sunday Night Football this week. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is on its third string quarterback and will close out its season against Baltimore. The Steelers are hoping the Ravens have nothing to play for in the season finale, as they might need that win in order to reach the postseason.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports Insider These are two of the best defenses in the NFL, so the player prop totals for this game are relatively low. Neither quarterback is expected to get anywhere close to 250 passing yards, and a 100-yard rusher or receiver would be surprising. Let’s take a look at the current betting odds below:Devlin Hodges over/under 196.5 passing yardsDuck Hodges took over for Mason Rudolph in the second half against Cincinnati three weeks ago, and he has held onto the starting job since that point. He isn’t killing the Steelers with costly interceptions like Rudolph was during his time on the field, but he isn’t lighting up the scoreboard either.Pittsburgh is asking the undrafted rookie out of Samford to be a game manager, and he has done that effectively. Hodges is capable of throwing it all over the field after breaking Steve McNair’s all-time passing yardage record last year, but Mike Tomlin just wants him to be somewhat effective and not hurt the team with turnovers.Hodges has yet to throw the ball more than 21 times in a game, but he is very likely to surpass that mark against the Bills. The Steelers are banged up at the skill positions with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Vance McDonald out, while James Conner and Jaylen Samuels are both questionable. He has two speedy receivers that he can hit over the top in James Washington and Diontae Johnson, so the over looks like the better play.Josh Allen over/under 215.5 passing yardsAllen is averaging 244.3 YPG through the air, but this Pittsburgh secondary is one of the best in the NFL with Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick has turned around the Steelers’ defense, and Pittsburgh is allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw for just 181 YPG since Week 4.The second-year quarterback out of Wyoming has had accuracy issues, and he has struggled against solid defenses. Allen has yet to throw for more than 270 yards in a game this season, and he has been held under 185 passing yards five times.His best games have been against terrible teams with porous defenses, so the under is the smart play here.Devin Singletary over/under 71.5 rushing YardsThe rookie out of Florida Atlantic has taken over the starting role from Frank Gore. Singletary is averaging 5.6 YPC, and he has been very effective in recent weeks. He has run for 4.8 YPC or more in six of his last seven games since winning the starting job from Gore, and he easily went over his total last week against Baltimore. Singletary will have plenty of opportunities to get over this number on Sunday. Sean McDermott will likely opt into playing a ball possession game with Pittsburgh since the Steelers are short handed on offense and starting a rookie quarterback, so the rookie should see an increased workload. He has proven he can stay on the field on passing downs too, and that will lead to a couple carries on third down.Josh Allen over/under 37.5 rushing yardsPittsburgh did an excellent job of containing Kyler Murray last week. Murray and Allen are almost neck and neck in rushing yards this season, and it’s likely that the Steelers employ some of the same tactics used to keep Murray in the pocket against Allen this week.Allen doesn’t have the accuracy to consistently beat you with his arm, but he can beat you with his legs. He is averaging 4.6 YPC on the season, so expect Pittsburgh to try to limit his runs.last_img read more

26 Dec

Fulham must adapt to the Premier League quickly or face a relegation battle

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense deals REVEALED Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has admitted his side must adapt or be relegated after a 3-0 defeat to Everton.The Cottagers face a race against time to get things right as they sit 16th in the Premier League table with just one win and five points after seven games. Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic reaction during their defeat to Everton. Latest Premier League news shining REAL DEAL REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Their passing style looks good when they’re on the front foot but are too often picked apart by their Premier League opponents, which their manager is keen to rectify.Jokanovic said: “They [Everton] didn’t do something fantastic or the perfect game from their point of view but with a bit more skill and power they easily scored three goals.“We must understand where we are and that we could pay a really expensive price if we don’t adapt ourselves to this.“We are a seven games-old Premier League team and we showed some quality – we were brave and tried to follow our style.“I can find both positives and negatives from today’s game. We are in a kind of growing-up process. There is big room for improvement and we need to be more brave and more consistent and do everything to find a faster improvement.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more