The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to get there 2020 regular season started on Monday Night Football. It will be the sixth consecutive year the Steelers open their season on the road. With mixed results of 2-2-1 over those last five years, it would be a welcomed sight for the Steelers to get back above .500 on their current Week 1 road streak.
For Week 1, the Steelers will look to start their season strong in New York against the Giants. Can the Steelers hit the ground running in 2020 after such a strange offseason? Is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ready to show his elbow will not be a problem?
When it comes to the betting lines for Monday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.
Game Info: Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Betting line: -6
Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 24-14 vs Giants
Win streak: 2 game PIT
Last 3 Meetings: PIT 2 - 1 NYG
Last 10 Meetings: PIT 6 - 4 NYG
The opening line on the game was at -3 when the schedule was released in May. With the announcement of no fans in the stands, the home-field advantage for the Giants has dwindled.
Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -245 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 20/49 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Giants would have a payout of $28.16 ($8.16 plus the original $20 bet). The Giants have a current moneyline of +205, or 21/40 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on New York to win straight up would have a payout of $61 ($41 pus the original $20 bet) .
According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 4-2 straight up in their last 6 games against the Giants as well as being 4-2 straight up the last 6 times they have faced the Giants in New York. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 road games and are 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games against an NFC opponent.
If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 22/1 to 28/1. They also have varying odds to win the AFC Championship from 12/1 odds to 13/1. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 7/2 odds behind Baltimore at 5/9 odds. The Browns are next at 21/4 odds with Cincinnati coming in at the bottom at 18/1 odds to win the AFC North.