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Point spread, total, moneyline and more for Steelers-Patriots in Week 1 SNF

We get a playoff preview to kick off the 2019 regular season. Tom Brady and the Patriots host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. We break down all the odds, including the point spread, the over/under, and some interesting player prop bets.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger meet at mid-field after playing at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the best teams in football over the past decade will meet to kickoff the season, but the Steelers may have made more meaningful changes since their 2018 matchup, a 17-10 win for Pittsburgh in Week 15. Primarily, they traded star receiver Antonio Brown to the Raiders, leaving young star JuJu Smith-Schuster to be the top option in the passing game. Le’Veon Bell is officially gone as well, signing with the Jets. But don’t worry, 2018 fill-in James Conner is back after totaling 1,470 yards and 13 touchdowns in just 13 games. Pittsburgh’s offense may be fine after losing two of their stars, and they may have added one on the defensive side via the draft in Devin Bush.

The Patriots continue to operate at another level, but this will be the first time in 10 years that they will take the field without Hall of Fame TE Rob Gronkowski, who retired after winning the Super Bowl in February. However, it may be a bigger loss in the run game than anything, as he posted his lowest per-game receiving numbers since his rookie year. The cupboard is still full in New England with Josh Gordon returning, and additions of both N’Keal Harry and Demaryius Thomas. The only question is how good can Tom Brady be going into his age 42 season, his 20th in the league.

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Away at Home

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Steelers +5.5
Total Points: 49.5
Money Line: Patriots -235; Steelers +190


Overall 2018: Steelers 9-6-1; Patriots 14-5
ATS 2018: Steelers 8-7-1; Patriots 12-7
O/U 2018: Steelers 8-8; Patriots 7-12

Notable Prop Bets

Steelers Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 +105, Under 2.5 -139
Donte Moncrief Touchdown - First +2500, Last +2500, To Score +375
Patriots Total Points - Over 26.5 -127, Under 26.5 +100
First Team to Score - Steelers +116, Patriots -155

Betting Trends

  • The Patriots have won each of their last 16 games at Gillette Stadium.
  • The Steelers have covered the spread in each of their last five games as underdogs.
  • Seven of the Steelers’ last eight night games have gone OVER the total points line.
  • The Steelers have won the second quarter in each of their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • Sony Michel has scored the first touchdown in four of the Patriots’ last five games.
  • Phillip Dorsett has scored a touchdown in each of the Patriots’ last three games against AFC opponents.
  • James Conner has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Steelers’ last two night games.
  • Donte Moncrief has scored a touchdown in each of his last two appearances against the Patriots.

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