The Pittsburgh Steelers are traveling to take on the Buffalo Bills in one of the marquee matchups of Week 1. Buffalo enters this one as a 6.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If you need some help with your Week 1 wagers, here are three of the best prop bets for this Steelers-Bills clash.
Steelers vs Bills Best Bets
3. Ben Roethlisberger - Pass Completions: Over 24.5 (-114)
Ben Roethlisberger eclipsed 25 completions in nine of his 15 starts last season, and 10 of his 16 if you count the playoffs. He averaged 27.8 completions per game (including the playoffs). Roethlisberger was hitting this total more often than not in 2020, and this matchup sets him up to do so again. As a 6.5-point road underdog, it's fair to expect Pittsburgh to be playing from behind. That should lead to more attempts than usual from the 39-year-old QB.
2. Diontae Johnson - Total Receptions: Over 5.5 (+102)
Diontae Johnson was a target machine last year. Despite missing a decent amount of action due to injury, Johnson's 144 targets were the eighth most in the league last season. He had very little trouble turning that opportunity into production. In fact, he had at least six receptions in 10 of his 15 appearances. Plus, in three of the five games he didn't hit this total, he played fewer than 50% of the snaps. Essentially, he hit this mark in 10 of his 12 full games last year. This is an incredible value juiced at +102.
1. Stefon Diggs - Receiving Yards: Over 88.5 (-114)
Stefon Diggs recorded at least 90 receiving yards in 10 of his 16 regular-season appearances last year. He also eclipsed this total in two of his three postseason appearances, bringing him to 12-for-19 on the year. That's a hit rate of 63.1%. It just gets better from there. Diggs recorded 130 yards in his lone appearance against Pittsburgh last year. And the Steelers really struggled to cover No. 1 wide receivers, ranking No. 24 by DVOA against WR1s. Meanwhile, they were ranked in the top four by DVOA against opposing tight ends, No. 2 WRs and all other WRs. Expect Diggs to feast again on Sunday afternoon.
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