Steelers at Chiefs expert picks, odds: Point spread, total, player props, how to watch AFC wild card game

Ben Roethlisberger will get another shot to go after a Super Bowl, as he and the Pittsburgh Steelers protected an area in the playoffs after a remarkable Week 18. However, they need to deal with among the very best groups in the NFL right off the bat on Super Wild Card Weekend, as they take a trip to Kansas City to handle Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

The 2 groups fulfilled in Arrowhead Stadium recently in Week 16, as the Chiefs cruised to a 36-10 triumph. The Steelers had 3 turnovers and didn’t score any points in the very first half, however this group will be encouraged to send out Roethlisberger out with an excellent efficiency. After beginning 10-2, Roethlisberger has actually lost 7 out of his last 10 championship game. However, he has a career-high 7 game-winning drives this season. If Pittsburgh can discover a method to keep it close, anything can occur.

Below, we will take a look at the various wagering angles for this match. We will offer choices from both CBS Sports and SportsLine professionals on this AFC face-off, along with a couple of gamer props that we consider as attracting. 

All NFL chances are by means of Caesars Sportsbook.

How to see 

Date: Sunday, Jan. 16 | Time:  8:15 p.m. ET
Location:  Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri)
TELEVISION: 
NBC | Stream: fuboTV (shot for totally free)
Odds: Chiefs -12.5, O/U 46

Steelers at Chiefs spread choices

Latest Odds:

Kansas City Chiefs
-12.5

“It was in Week 16 when the Steelers were blown out, 36-10, by the Chiefs. They barely competed in that game, but they are back as the last wild card team in the AFC. Don’t expect another blowout like that one. The Steelers are healthier now and have a coach in Mike Tomlin who knows how to win in the playoffs. The Chiefs have had defensive issues the past two weeks, which could be a problem. The Steelers can’t stop the run, but the Chiefs don’t run it that much, and if they do that takes away the strength of their team. That’s why I think this one will be close. The Steelers will hang around, but the Chiefs will win it.” — CBS Sports Senior NFL author Pete Prisco likes the Steelers to cover the huge spread. To checked out the rest of his wild card choices, click here.

“To pull off the upset, the Steelers are going to need to put some serious pressure on Patrick Mahomes and force him into making multiple mistakes. Of Kansas City’s five losses this year, four of them came in games where Mahomes threw at least one interception. If the Steelers defense is good at one thing, it’s getting to the quarterback. Thanks in large part to T.J. Watt’s NFL record-tying 22.5 sacks, the Steelers racked up a total of 55 sacks this year, which led the NFL. Of the 15 games Watt played in this year, the Steelers went 8-2-1 when he recorded at least one sack and 0-3 when he didn’t. If Watt can get to Mahomes once or twice, that could give the Steelers an outside chance to pull off the upset. 

“On the other hand, the most significant issue for the Steelers is that if this develops into a shootout, they just do not have the firepower to maintain.” — CBS Sports’ John Breech is choosing the Steelers to lose by double digits, however cover the spread. To checked out the rest of his wild card choices, click here.

“The Steelers snuck their way into the postseason thanks to the perfect sequence of dominos falling in their favor. While their defense is playoff worthy, the offense is a different story as they were barely able to average 20 points a game throughout the year with Ben Roethlisberger looking like a quarterback very much on his last leg. If Pittsburgh plays as it did throughout the year, it’s hard to envision a scenario where Kansas City doesn’t run away with this game. I think this is going to be very similar to the previous matchup between these two teams in Week 16 where the Chiefs hung 30 before the Steelers could even get on the board. It’s also worth noting that the Steelers haven’t been able to string positive games together as they are 1-4 ATS following their last five wins.” — Tyler Sullivan isn’t fazed by the huge spread. He’s on the Chiefs. To read his Wild Card column, click here.

A previous lead author for Covers and The Linemakers, SportsLine’s Larry Hartstein integrates a large network of Vegas sources with an analytical technique he refined while working for Pro Football Focus. This season he has actually been on fire. Hartstein is 67-45 with his last 112 sides, for an earnings of more than $1,600. In addition, Hartstein has actually gone a remarkable 22-8 on his last 30 choices including Kansas City, returning $1300 to $100 wagerers. We can inform you he’s leaning Over, however you require to have a look at his versus the spread choice over at SportsLine. 

Steelers at Chiefs overall choices

Latest Odds:

Under 46

“These two teams scored 46 total points in their first matchup this season, which is exactly where Vegas drew the line for their playoff rematch. The Steelers average 20.2 points per game, which ranks No. 21 in the league, while the Chiefs average 28.2 points per game, which ranks fourth. While the Chiefs are 10-7 to the Over this year, they are 4-5 to the Over at home, and 1-2 when the line is 45 to 48 points. The Steelers won’t light up the scoreboard, so the lean is to the Under.” — CBS Sports’ Jordan Dajani

Before you make any Steelers vs. Chiefs choices and forecasts, you’ll wish to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is stating. The design, which imitates every NFL video game 10,000 times, is up over $7,400 for $100 gamers on premier NFL choices considering that its creation six-plus years back. The design goes into the 2021 NFL playoffs on an unbelievable 136-97 operate on premier NFL chooses that go back to the 2017 season. To see what the design is stating about the spread and the overall in this AFC postseason face-off, head on over to SportsLine. 

Player props

Darrel Williams getting lawns: Over 22.5 (-115). Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has actually currently been dismissed with a shoulder injury, so Williams must be the leading rush for Kansas City. He likewise has an opportunity to make an effect as a receiver. A couple times this year he’s taken off in the death video game. Against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10, he captured 9 passes for 101 lawns. Williams has actually taped a minimum of 27 getting lawns in a video game 8 times this season in spite of 7 “starts.”

Ben Roethlisberger passing lawns: Over 225.5 (-115). Roethlisberger is balancing 233.8 passing lawns per video game. That’s not exceptionally high, however versus the Chiefs, there’s constantly an opportunity your quarterback might invest most of the match passing the ball. It’s most likely Big Ben’s last video game. Let him toss the ball around. 

Harrison Butker made basket: Over 1.5 (-160). A bit juicy, however toss it into a same-game parlay. I opened my Caesars Sportsbook app and parlayed Chiefs -2.5 and Butker Over 1.5 made basket produced -106 chances. He’s made a minimum of 2 basket in 10 out of 16 video games played this year. 



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