Washington vs. Steelers Total Pick
The first of two Monday Night Football matchup kicks off in Pittsburgh at 5:00 p.m. ET when the Steelers host the Washington Football Team. With the total sitting at just 43.5 points, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to the over/under?
487 Washington Football Team (+6.5) at 488 Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5); o/u 43.5
5:00 p.m. ET, Monday, December 7, 2020
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Washington Football Team Game Notes
Terry McLaurin (ankle) will play Monday against the Steelers. McLaurin was listed as "questionable" headed into Week 13 but hadn't missed any practice time. McLaurin has functioned as a reliable WR2 with Alex Smith under center for Washington. He could benefit from a pass-heavy game script Monday against a Pittsburgh defense that largely shuts down opposing running attacks.
Pittsburgh Steelers Game Notes
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Steelers RB James Conner is eligible to return for Week 13 against Washington but is unlikely to be made active. Conner hasn't practiced at all ahead of Pittsburgh's matchup with Washington and is unlikely to get any practice reps in before the team's Monday evening game. That leaves Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland to handle the load while Conner gears up for Week 14. Snell logged 16 carries versus Baltimore last week and even reeled in three passes. McFarland logged just four total touches. Snell is a solid RB2 option given how much work he saw last week while McFarland can be left on fantasy benches.
Washington vs. Steelers Betting Prediction
The under has hit in four of the last five meetings in this series and is 5-2 in Washington’s last seven games overall. The under is also 7-1 in the Football Team’s last eight games versus a team with a winning record, is 7-1 in its last eight games versus a team with a winning record and is 7-3 in its last 10 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in its previous game.
On the other side, the under is 3-0-1 in the Steelers’ last four games, is 6-1 in their last seven contests played in December and is 5-0-1 in their last six games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
NFL WEEK 13 BETTING PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH STEELERS -6.5