Steelers Monday Night Matchup Features Big Ben’s Return and Big Bet Boosts in PA

Written By Katie Kohler on September 14, 2020 - Last Updated on November 4, 2020
Big Ben makes comeback in Monday Night Football matchup

“Return” should be the theme for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they start the 2020 NFL season.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back after suffering a season-ending elbow injury during Week Two. Most PA sports betting apps have the 38-year-old as the favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year.

The Steelers also hope to get a repeat performance from their defense, which was one of the best in the league. The Steelers D was tied for fewest yards per play (4.7) and tops in turnovers (38).

The biggest return the Steelers are seeking is a return to the playoffs. Their last appearance was in 2017. They’ll start the journey on Monday night when they visit the New York Giants. PA sportsbooks have the Steelers as 6-point favorites, with the over/under set at 45.

Monday Night Football Week 1 NFL betting lines at PA sportsbooks

Here is a look at the current betting lines at DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers (select PA in the drop-down menu).

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants betting preview

Information from DraftKings Sportsbook:

  • The Steelers have won each of their last nine Monday games.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight home openers.
  • The point spread opened at Giants +4, and it is now Giants +6.
  • The over/under opened at 47.5 and is now 45.
  • Eric Ebron has scored a touchdown in three of his four previous appearances at MetLife Stadium.
  • Saquon Barkley has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Giants’ last three games.

Week 1 NFL promos at PA sportsbooks

DraftKings: New users can get 100-1 odds on any NFL team to win on Monday. This offer ends tonight, and there are two Monday night games to choose from.

Risk-Free $1,000 bet for new users: New users at FanDuel can get up to a $1,000 free bet. Register, make a deposit and place a wager on the FanDuel sportsbook app. Then, if the first wager loses, FanDuel will refund losses in the form of a free bet up to $1,000.

Hail Mary Mondays: At Unibet Sportsbook for tonight’s Steelers game, when users place a $25 spread bet, win or lose, they will get a $5 bonus(s) for every touchdown scored.

Monday Night Money: At BetRivers, wager $50 on the spread of either Monday night game and get a free bet equal to the score of the team you bet on.

Monday Night Football Bet Boosts

Steelers vs. Giants bet boosts at PA online sportsbooks:

DraftKings bet boosts:

  • James Conner and Saquon Barkley each to score a TD boosted from (+250) to +275
  • Steelers and Broncos both to win boosted from (+250) to +275
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster to score a touchdown and Steelers to win boosted from (+190) to +240

FanDuel bet boosts:

(Max bet $50)

  • 47+ total points scored in Steelers vs. Giants boosted from (-105) to +115
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster to score a touchdown boosted from (+145) to +175

Fox Bet bet boosts:

  • Ben Roethlisberger to throw one or more passing TDs boosted from (-1000) to +100
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster and Evan Engram to combine for 120+ yards boosted from (-105) to +110
  • Saquon Barkley or James Conner to score a TD in the fourth quarter boosted from (+220) to +270
  • Final score: Giants 21, Steelers 28 boosted from (+8000) to +10,000

BetRivers House Specials:

  • Each team (Steelers, Giants, Titans and Broncos) to record two or more touchdowns and two or more field goals (yes) +5100
  • Eric Ebron to score the first touchdown and Steelers to win (yes) +1500
  • Saquon Barkley and James Conner to score over 2.5 combined rushing touchdowns (yes) +700
  • Juju Smith-Schuster to record 75 or more receiving yards and one or more receiving touchdowns (yes) +315
  • Ben Roethlisberger to record 275 or more passing yards and over 2.5 passing touchdowns (yes) +415

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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