Patriots vs. Steelers: Week 14 is set to begin as the New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to face off against the Steelers. Ahead of the night’s action, here’s
Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
TV channel: Prime Video, NFL+
Spread: Patriots +6 | Steelers -6
Moneyline: Patriots +205 | Steelers -250
Total: Over/Under 30
Patriots vs. Steelers: Same-Game Parlay +1600
Ezekiel Elliot over 58.5 rushing yards: -115
Nothing will come easy offensively for either team on Thursday night. For New England, the key will be establishing the run against a Pittsburgh squad that allows over 120 yards a game on the ground. Unfortunately for the Patriots, they won’t have star running back Rhamondre Stevenson available due to a high ankle sprain. With that being the case, the load will fall mainly on former Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliot.
Elliot has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry this season, but against a Steelers defense that has been rather porous against the run, he’ll have an opportunity for one of his best games yet. The former stud back has also picked up his game over his last three outings. After averaging just 30.8 rushing yards a game in his first nine of the season, that number has risen to an average of 50.7 over the past three weeks.
He may not be the Zeke of old, but he has a chance for a solid outing on Thursday night.
Total points under 30: -115
Thursday night is shaping up to be a great game for those sickos who love low-scoring games. While there’s something to say about games between defensive juggernauts, this is more of a matchup between solid defenses and depressing offenses.
Both teams will play without their typical starting quarterbacks on Thursday. One due to injury, and the other by choice. Both teams are in the bottom five of the league in points per game. Backup QBs plus low-scoring teams do not equal a recipe for offensive success. While at least one team will surely break at some point, even the low bar of 30 total points is daunting in this matchup.
There is also a chance that either team’s defensive squads could find the endzone, potentially adding another interesting wrinkle to your bet slip.
Ezekiel Elliot any time touchdown: +205
Two Zeke props in one game? It may sound like a bit of a stretch, but there’s no denying he’s due. There are also the aforementioned struggles against the run seen by Pittsburgh this season.
This isn’t to suggest that New England will come out of this game victorious. It’s difficult for many teams to leave Pittsburgh with a win, let alone one of the worst teams in the league. You could even add the Steelers money line to boost this bet even further. But for Ezekiel Elliot, it’s shaping up as a potential solid outing, including an any time touchdown.