The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be strong favorites for their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the eyes of the bookmakers, with the spread appearing to have settled at 5.5-points as of Friday. After opening at 3.5-points and peaking at 6-points on Wednesday, it seems there has been very little support for the home from the betting public so far.
An initial totals position of 47.5-points has been replaced by a consensus offering of 46.5-points and an early moneyline price of -213 has been more commonly replaced by -240 with most outlets. A a range of prices from as low as -235 and as high as -260 can still be found with some online providers depending upon where you look.
According to Oddsshark.com, Pittsburgh is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games and 6-3 ATS overall on the season. The total has gone over in eight of the Steelers last 11 games and the under is 3-6 so far in 2018. Pittsburgh is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games versus Jacksonville and the total has gone under in seven of the Steelers last nine games on the road against them.
In something of a change of pace, JuJu Smith-Schuster scored Pittsburgh’s opening touchdown in Week 10, the first time that someone not named James Conner or Antonio Brown has achieved that feat since Week 5. Expecting normal service to be resumed against the Jaguars, we will be looking for Conner to be the first to add to his tally on Sunday at prices of around 3/1 for the game’s first touchdown and around 2/1 for first team touchdown.
For those of you that have still not had enough of Le’Veon Bell this season, Bovada.lv have three new markets on the running back that may spark your interest.
How long will Le’Veon Bell’s next NFL contract be?
Over 4 Years -165 (20/33)
Under 4 Years +125 (5/4)
How much will Le’Veon Bell’s next NFL contract be worth?
Over 64.5 Million -130
Under 64.5 Million -110
Where will Le’Veon Bell play next season?
Eagles + 650
49ers + 900
A position of $64.5 million for the total value of Bell’s next contract is an interest figure given he rejected an offer from Pittsburgh rumored to be in the region of $70 - $72 million this offseason. Clearly Bovada think he will struggle to beat the Steelers’ offer.