The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New York Giants at 7:10 ET in the opening game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader. The big story is the return of QB Ben Roethlisberger for Pittsburgh. Reports say he has been looking sharp in practice rebounding from another series injury. Also RB James Conner is back after missing six games with an injury last season.
Public betting percentages: The public loves their road favorites and no exception here as 74% of bets and 78% of cash is on Pittsburgh. Though 53% of tickets are on the over, 79% of money is on the under, implying a sharp bet for the under say many who study betting patterns.
Power ratings: The top power ratings have Pittsburgh winning by just a 23-20 score.
Computer simulations ATS: One simulation model has the Giants covering 50 percent of the time, but with pushes, makes them a slight lean. Likewise the other elite simulator gives a slight edge, but to Pittsburgh at 50.3-46.6, the remaining projected pushes.
Computer simulations OU: 57 percent of simulations go under according to one-program. The other agrees by a 51.3-47.3 ratio, with the remaining expected to land right on the number.
Against the spread trends: Pittsburgh is 2-7 in week 1, but so are the Giants. New York is also 3-12-1 at home,
Over-under trends: Pittsburgh has gone under 22-5 road favorites.