Steelers vs. Giants: NFL Betting Preview – September 14, 2020

Written By Staff on September 9, 2020
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The Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) are 5.5-point favorites heading into their matchup on Monday, September 14, against the New York Giants (0-0). The point total is set at 47.5 for the outing.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 8, 2020, 1:52 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Steelers vs. Giants odds

Total Facts

  • Steelers games last season posted an average total of 37 points, which is 10.5 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The average total for Giants games last season was 49.5 points, 2.0 more than this game’s over/under.
  • Steelers games went over 47.5 points on two occasions last season (12.5% of matchups).
  • New York’s games went over 47.5 on nine occasions (56.2% of games).
  • Last season, the two teams averaged a combined 39.4 points per contest, 8.1 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The total for this game is 0.4 points higher than the combined points allowed for these two teams last season (47.1).

Steelers Betting Insights

  • Most of Pittsburgh’s games with a betting line last year — 10 out of 14 opportunities — finished under the point total (71.4%)
  • Pittsburgh had a 9-7 record against the spread (ATS) last year.
  • The Steelers had a losing ATS record of 0-1-1 when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites last season.

Giants Betting Insights

  • New York’s record ATS last season was 7-9.
  • New York went over the point total 10 times in 16 games last year.
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Steelers vs Giants: Last 5 Meetings

  • Against New York, Pittsburgh has won three times over the past five games.
  • New York has outscored Pittsburgh 115 points to 105 in the past five contests.

When the Steelers Have the Ball

  • The Giants allowed their opponents to score an average of 28.2 points per game last season, 10.1 more than the 18.1 the Steelers scored each game.
  • Pittsburgh was 6-3 overall and 6-1-1 ATS when they scored at least 18.1 points last season.
  • When New York allowed 28.2 points or fewer last year, they were 2-5 overall and 4-2 ATS.
  • The Steelers offense gained 100.5 fewer yards per game than the Giants defense allowed last season (276.8 to 377.3).
  • When the Pittsburgh offense reached their 2019 average in yardage, they were 4-1 overall and 2-1-1 ATS.
  • When the New York defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season, they were 4-3 ATS and 2-5 overall.
  • The Steelers averaged 90.5 yards per game on the ground last year, 22.7 yards fewer than the Giants allowed to opposing rushing attacks (113.2).
  • When Pittsburgh gained at least a combined 90.5 rushing yards, they were 5-1 overall and 3-2-1 ATS.
  • New York was 4-2 ATS and 2-5 overall in games where their opponents rushed for fewer than 113.2 yards.
  • The Giants forced roughly half the turnovers per game (1) as the Steelers offense committed (1.9).
  • In games where they turned the football over 1.9 times or fewer last season, Pittsburgh was 5-2 overall and 3-1-1 ATS.
  • When they forced more than one turnover in a game last season, New York was 6-3 ATS and 3-6 overall.

When the Giants Have the Ball

  • The Giants put up 2.4 more points per game last year (21.3) than the Steelers surrendered (18.9).
  • When New York scored at least 21.3 points last season, it went 5-1 ATS and 4-2 overall.
  • Pittsburgh had a 6-1-1 record ATS and a 6-3 record overall in games when they gave up 18.1 points or less last season.
  • The Giants racked up 338.5 yards per game in 2019, 34.3 more yards than the 304.2 the Steelers allowed per outing.
  • When Pittsburgh held its opponents to 304.2 yards or less last year, it had a 3-5-2 record ATS and a 5-5 record overall.
  • Last season, the Giants averaged 105.3 rushing yards per game, just 4.3 fewer yards per game than the Steelers allowed (109.6).
  • Last year, New York went 4-2 ATS and 3-5 overall in games the team rushed for at least 105.3 yards.
  • Pittsburgh went 5-3-1 ATS and 7-3 overall when holding opponents to 109.6 rushing yards or less last season.
  • The Giants turned the ball over 2.1 times per game last year, 0.3 fewer turnovers per game than the 2.4 the Steelers forced on average.
  • In 2019, New York finished 5-3 ATS and 2-8 overall when they turned the ball over 2.1 times or less.
  • When they forced 2.4 or more turnovers last season, Pittsburgh had a 5-1-1 record ATS and a 5-2 record overall.

Steelers Players to Watch

  • James Conner rushed for 464 yards on 116 attempts (46.4 yards per game) while scoring four touchdowns in 10 games a season ago. He also averaged 25.1 receiving yards per game, grabbing 34 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Benny Snell Jr. totaled 426 rushing yards on 108 carries (32.8 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground in 13 games last year.
  • Last season, James Washington was targeted 79 times and had 44 catches for 735 yards (49.0 ypg) and three touchdowns in 15 games.
  • Diontae Johnson’s caught 59 passes for 680 yards and five touchdowns over the course of 16 games. He averaged 42.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 92 times.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 42 passes on 71 targets for 552 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 46.0 yards per game in 12 contests in 2019.
  • T.J. Watt showed out with an impressive 14.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 55 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • In 16 games, Devin Bush totaled 110 tackles, nine TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
  • Last season, Minkah Fitzpatrick hauled in five interceptions and added 69 tackles, one TFL, and nine passes defended in 16 games despite being traded from Miami to Pittsburgh midseason.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Daniel Jones passed for 3,027 yards (232.8 yards per game), 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions with a 61.9% completion percentage (284-of-459) in 13 games. He also tacked on 279 rushing yards on 45 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Saquon Barkley rushed for 1,003 yards on 217 carries (77.2 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 13 games a season ago. He also averaged 33.7 receiving yards per game, grabbing 52 passes for 438 yards and two touchdowns.
  • In 14 games last season, Darius Slayton was targeted 83 times and caught 48 passes for 740 yards (52.9 ypg) and scored eight touchdowns.
  • Golden Tate had 676 receiving yards on 49 catches with six touchdowns. He was targeted 85 times and put up 61.5 yards per game in 11 games last year.
  • Over 10 games in 2019, Sterling Shepard caught 57 passes on 85 targets for 576 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 57.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Linebacker Markus Golden recorded 10 sacks, 13 TFL and 72 tackles over 16 games.
  • Blake Martinez totaled 154 tackles, five TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 16 games over his 2019 campaign with the Packers.
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