Sunday Night Football might welcome in its best matchup this week with the Steelers coming off their first loss of the season and visiting the exciting Buffalo Bills. With some sides, totals and props being offered, here’s what jumps out to me on DraftKings Sportsbook for this game.
Pittsburgh Steelers ML (+115)
The NFL has been all about overreactions over the past few weeks. The 49ers are good because they beat the Rams. The Cardinals won’t make the playoffs because they lost two games. The latest? The Bills are a juggernaut because they beat down the aforementioned injured, middling 49ers. This is simply not true. Josh Allen and Buffalo looked stellar on primetime in Week 13, but one game is far from a large enough sample size to anoint them the second-best team in the AFC. That’s the title I believe is at stake in this matchup, in which the wrong team is favored. Despite last week’s loss, Pittsburgh’s defense remains perhaps the strongest in the league. It was the offense that struggled against one of the best pass defenses in the league in Washington. Buffalo’s defense has underperformed all season long, and while Allen’s overall body of work has been good, he’s been inconsistent this season. Good defenses and schemes can stop Allen, and that’s what he’ll be up against on Sunday. This is a steal.
Over 48.5 Points (-109)
Pittsburgh has the second-best record in the league when it comes to covering the under at 6-4-2, while Buffalo has been an over machine at 8-3-1. Most of those overs have come against good defense, too — the Rams, Dolphins, Titans, Niners and Patriots are all on that list. It actually turns out that whenever the Bills play a poor defense, the game fails to go over. I expect plenty of offensive efficiency here, and plenty of passing considering how much Ben Roethlisberger has been throwing the ball over the past two weeks and the ineffectiveness of the Bills rushing attack. This game should be fun to watch.
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