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Proud franchises looking to turn around their fortunes from a year ago meet on Monday Night Football when the New York Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joe Judge takes over as coach of the Giants (4-12 in 2019) after working for the past eight seasons as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots. The Steelers (8-8), meanwhile, are led by Mike Tomlin, who has coached Pittsburgh since the 2007 season. Tomlin is 2-1 all-time against New York.
The game kicks at 7:10 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium. New York leads the all-time series 44-30-3, but Pittsburgh has won three of the last four meetings. Pittsburgh is favored by six in the latest Steelers vs. Giants odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 46. Before locking in any Giants vs. Steelers picks, make sure you see the NFL predictions from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five years ago. It also enters the 2020 NFL season on an incredible 96-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Steelers vs. Giants. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds from William Hill and trends for Giants vs. Steelers:
Pittsburgh once again is expected to have a strong defense. Last year, the Steelers allowed just 18.9 points per game. Linebacker T.J. Watt set career highs in sacks (14.5), forced fumbles (8), pass breakups (8) and interceptions (2) last season. He was the only player in the league with five or more forced fumbles and two or more picks. In his last two games on Monday Night Football, Watt has 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Another beast on defense for Pittsburgh is linebacker Devin Bush, who led all rookies in 2019 with 109 tackles, including 72 solo, and tied for the lead with four fumble recoveries. Bush is the only rookie in team history to have 100 or more tackles in a season. He played in all 16 games and made 15 starts.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is set to take another step after a solid rookie campaign that saw him lead all rookie QBs with 24 touchdowns in 2019, which was also the most by a rookie in franchise history. He became just the third rookie in NFL history with three games of four or more touchdown passes.
In 13 games last year, Jones completed 284 of 459 passes for 3,027 yards and just 12 interceptions.
The Giants’ other main weapon is running back Saquon Barkley, who ranks third in the league with 3,469 yards from scrimmage since 2018. He is just one of three running backs since 1990 with 2,000 or more rushing yards and 1,000-plus receiving yards in his first two seasons. He has 20 career games with 100 or more yards from scrimmage, which is tied for fourth-most in a player’s first two seasons. In 13 games in 2019, Barkley carried 217 times for 1,003 yards and scored six touchdowns.
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total. In fact, it says the Steelers will be limited to under two passing TDs and one rushing score, while the Giants’ offense will be held to two touchdowns, one passing and one rushing. It also says one side of the spread cashes more than 50 percent of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Steelers vs. Giants on Monday Night Football? And which side of the spread cashes over half the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Giants vs. Steelers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.
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