Week 1 is almost over, but not before the annual Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Steelers and Giants get things started before a nightcap of the Titans-Broncos. Both games feature unique betting opportunities, both for and against the favorites.
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7:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 @ New York Giants O/U: 47.5
Last season, the Steelers were one of the more interesting teams to watch, as franchise quarterback Ben Rothlisberger played just one game, a 33-3 loss to the Patriots. In his absence and under the helm of subpar quarterbackw Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges, the team missed the playoffs, finishing just 8-8 with 18.6 points per game (27th worst in the NFL). With the return of Rothlisberger, we can certainly expect an upturn from the Steelers offensively. In the offseason, the Steelers made a key addition of Eric Ebron to upgrade their tight end position and passing game as a whole. Additionally, with the development of Diontae Johnson and presence of JuJu Smith-Schuster the Steelers’ offense should be capable of scoring more than 18.6 points per game.
While we expect the Steelers to improve offensively, the reason they finished 8-8 last season was solely because of their elite defense. The addition of