Game Props For Steelers vs Giants Week 1 Matchup

Posted on September 11, 2020

The New York Giants will start the season at home, hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. A lot of fans are excited to see what’s in store of Year 2 of the Daniel Jones era and get a first peek at what the Giants look like after a number of offseason changes.

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With so many Steelers Giants prop bets on the board at the sportsbooks in New Jersey, we’ve sifted through the lot to find four that we really like for this week:

James Conner Multiple Touchdowns

Odds: +240 at BetMGM Sportsbook

James Conner burst onto the scene in 2018, compiling 12 touchdowns in 13 games but last year, he roughly halved those numbers. Not only was he injured for a chunk of the season (only played 10 games), the offense was limited after the loss of Ben Roethlisberger.

With a healthy Big Ben, the Steelers offense should be much more competent – especially the passing game. This is a unit that averaged the second-fewest passing yards per game last season (186.3) but was second-best in 2018 (313.0).

That should open up a lot of running lanes for Conner if they can get anywhere near the 2018 numbers.

In this spot, you can get him at +240 to score a couple of times and it seems doable. The Giants defense gave up 28.2 points per game last season – the third-most per game – and the run defense ranked 19th.

Conner should have some good opportunities to score.

Pick: Conner Scores Multiple Touchdowns +240 at BetMGM Sportsbook

Pittsburgh Steelers Team Total

Odds: Over 25.5 -115 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Steelers offense was a complete disaster last season, averaging a paltry 18.1 points per game. Of course, a lot of that had to do with the injury to Roethlisberger as the team then had to flip-flip between Duck Hodges and Mason Rudolph.

With Roethlisberger back and a healthy offensive line in place, this unit should be much stronger.

Of course, a lot has changed since 2018 but the Steelers did average 26.8 points per game that season, which was the sixth-best mark.

This looks like a spot where the Steelers should be able to move the ball and score. The Giants still have a lot of holes on the defensive side of the ball.

New York gave up 26 or more points in nine of their final 12 games. The Steelers will have a chance to extend that streak for them into 2020.

Pick: Over 25.5 -115 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Daniel Jones Total Passing Yards

Odds: Over 250 -114 at PointsBet Sportsbook

The biggest storyline heading into the Giants season is what will Daniel Jones look like in his second season?

The quarterback had some flashes as a rookie that made many people comfortable in thinking that he could be a franchise quarterback. After all, he finished with the 13th-most passing touchdowns among quarterbacks (24) but he only played 13 games.

250+ yards won’t be easy for Jones in this spot as he’ll be up against a ferocious defense that led the NFL in sacks and takeaways last season.

However, with the prop, the mistakes won’t hurt us. The Giants will probably be playing from behind, so Jones should have ample opportunities to get over this number.

The Steelers run defense is also particularly stout, so the sense is that Jones will have to do a lot of damage through the air for the Giants to be in this game.

Look for him to have a solid passing day and push for about 300 yards to get us over this NJ sports betting prop.

Pick: Over 250 -114 at PointsBet Sportsbook

Juju Smith-Schuster To Get 75+ Receiving Yards

Odds: Over 75 -159 at PointsBet Sportsbook

It’s no surprise to hear that that Giants weren’t very good against the pass last season. They finished 28th in the NFL in pass defense, coughing up 264.1 passing yards per game.

Only six teams gave up more passing touchdowns than them. Why I’m looking at over with this prop is the Giants run defense was actually decent down the stretch last season after acquiring Leonard Williams.

If they are once again respectable, that might force the Steelers to do a little more passing. The Giants pass rush is a question mark and while the team did spend a lot of money on cornerback James Bradberry, the secondary might not be markedly better.

Taking at Smith-Schuster, his numbers obviously dipped last season playing with some backup quarterbacks but early in the year, we saw what he was capable of.

He started the year with 78 receiving yards against New England, 84 against Seattle, and 81 against San Francisco. With a healthy Big Ben, he should be looking at around 6-8 targets in this game and if he catches five or six, he should be able to get over 75.5 for this prop.

Pick: Over 75 -159 at PointsBet Sportsbook

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