By: Parker Abate
The Pittsburgh Steelers are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2017. An average Steelers fan would just sit back, enjoy the game and be stressed from kickoff to final kneel down. Instead, let’s add even more stress to the game and create a same game parlay for the Steelers matchup versus the Cleveland Browns.
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5-leg Same Game Parlay provided by FanDuel Sportsbook. Odds are set at +2484 ($10 wins $248.39)
Same Game Parlay for Steelers/Browns Wild Card Game
JuJu Smith-Schuster OVER 56.5 Receiving Yards (-112)
Much has been made of Smith-Schuster’s comments this past weekend about the Browns being “nameless gray faces”. Of course, we know that this was blown out of proportion to add fuel to the fire this week. I think Smith-Schuster responds to the backlash and thrives in his first playoff game as a true #1 receiver. He had 65 receiving yards last week with cornerback Denzel Ward out due to COVID (he will miss this game as well) and that was with Mason Rudolph at quarterback. Smith-Schuster has been Ben Roethlisberger’s go-to on third down. Except Smith-Schuster to go over this total on Sunday night.
Smith-Schuster Anytime TD Scorer (+165) and Diontae Johnson Anytime TD Scorer (+150)
Roethlisberger has only thrown for two touchdowns against the Browns once in his last three meetings. But, we know this team 2020 Steeler team is not committed to running the ball in the red zone. Smith-Schuster and Johnson will both score tonight. The two have combined for 16 receiving touchdowns this season and I expect the production to continue into the playoffs.
Steelers Alternate Spread -9.5 (+155)
We take this at a risk because a back door cover is always possible with how conservative the Steelers defense plays with a lead late in games. With that said, I have been overwhelmingly confident all week that the well rested Steelers dominate the Browns at home. I can see the offense playing exceptionally well, building off the second half success it had against the Indianapolis Colts. Steelers win 27-17.
Ben Roethlisberger OVER 283.5 Passing Yards (-110)
Recently in the same game parlays, we went with a Steelers running back to rush for over his total. I have learned my lesson and am not counting on that Sunday night, although the Steelers have had success in the playoffs during Roethlisberger’s tenure while running the ball well. Except Ben to throw the ball over 40 times tonight and find receivers all over the place.
What are you on for tonight’s game? Are you tailing the same game parlay? Let me know in the comments below!