Steelers vs Lions NFL Proposition Betting Predictions

Steelers vs Lions NFL Player Prop Bet Picks

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger finally got to the point where he has more touchdowns than interceptions with a two touchdown day last week, but the yardage still left a lot to be desired. He completed only 14 passes against the Bengals. The Steelers offense now revolves around the run and Ben is adjusting to that. If the Steelers are going to contend for a Super Bowl this year it will be built on Le’Veon Bell and why not considering his production
Just look at his last four games:

Week 6 = 32 carries, 179 yards (Steelers win)
Week 5 = 15 carries, 47 yards (Steelers lose)
Week 4 = 35 carries, 144 yards (Steelers win)
Week 3 = 15 carries, 61 yards (Steelers lose)

It is not just the run but he can also catch the ball and had 192 scrimmage yards on the last week. Martavis Bryant is going to be inactive this week and that makes JuJu Smith-Schuster a good play. With top corner Darius Slay likely shadowing Antonio Brown, you can still play Brown if you like but Slay is good.

Ben Roethlisberger is on the down side of his career but remember that Peyton Manning didn’t have much left and he still got a Super Bowl ring. For me the guy I like for some big plays today is JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford was solid against a good Saints defense before the bye week. The Steelers have a good pass defense that currently ranks second in the league in DVOA and they have allowed a league low 147 passing yards per game. Stafford doesn’t have the wide receivers to beat this defense consistently. Running back Ameer Abdullah continues to play on less than 50% of Detroit’s offensive snaps, which limits his yardage and carries prop bets. The passing down work will go to running back Theo Riddick. Kenny Golladay is out and Golden Tate is not healthy that leaves only Marvin Jones to get the targets. Neither of these two wide receivers are really a number one receiver that would make me think the Steelers would be in trouble.

Steelers vs Lions Prop Bet Odds from Bovada

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Steelers vs Lions NFL Player Prop Bet Picks

Total Receiving Yards – Le’Veon Bell (PIT) 35½ -115 Over
Total Receiving Yards – Antonio Brown (PIT) 95½ -115 Under
Total Rushing Yards – Le’Veon Bell (PIT) 90½ -115 Over
Total Rushing Yards – Ammer Abdullah (DET) 55½ -115 Under
Total Passing Yards – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) 250½ -115 Under
Total Interceptions Thrown – Matthew Stafford (DET) ½ -175 Over
Total Completions – Matthew Stafford (DET) 22½ -115 Under