Monday Night Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants Betting Preview

How good was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense last year? They finished 8-8 and were on the playoff bubble all year with Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges at quarterback. Pretty darn good. Tune in as the WagerTalk TV crew offers their New York vs. Pittsburgh Monday Night Football preview, in addition to other NFL Week 1 predictions for this upcoming weekend.

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Event: (479) Pittsburgh Steelers -6 at (480) New York Giants (o/u 45.5)
Date/Time: Monday, September 14 at 7:15 p.m. EDT

It’s hard to understate the obstacles that New York will face this season. New head coach Joe Judge was never a coordinator at the college or pro level, and now he’s running an NFL team without the benefit of any preseason games. The starting left tackle is a rookie and their starting center has never played the position before. That is A LOT to ask against an established organization like the Steelers.

It’s easy to forget because he missed all of last year, but Ben Roethlisberger was a legitimate MVP candidate in 2018. He threw for 5,129 yards (career high), completed 67-percent of his passes and threw 34 touchdown passes (career high). Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool should be a nice compliment to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson.

A few trends, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

  • Road favorites of 3.5-6.5 points went 25-14 against the spread last season.
  • The over went 10-6 in New York’s games last season, while the under went 12-4 in Pittsburgh’s games.
  • New York went 2-6 against the spread at home last year.

New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Pick

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