[1:00 PM] Steelers @ Dolphins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1)

@ Miami Dolphins (1-4)


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Steelers: (-350)

Miami Dolphins: (+290)


ESPN simulations have Pittsburgh as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Pittsburgh to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Steelers by 7.5 points.

While Ben Roethlisberger made a few headlines by asking the team to re-evaluate practice habits, there’s nothing wrong with his performance in actual games this season. The 34-year-old Roethlisberger (league-leading 15 touchdowns) looks to continue his torrid pace on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the reeling Miami Dolphins.

While Antonio Brown (NFL-leading 37 receptions, league high-tying five TDs) is a constant, the Steelers are expected to usher slot receiver Eli Rogers into the lineup with Sammie Coates (hand laceration) in question after posting a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-13 win over the Jets.

Mario Williams only has seven tackles and one sack this season, without registering one of either last week as Miami was gashed for 235 yards on the ground in a 30-17 loss to Tennessee.  Bryon Maxwell was benched two games ago, but a knee injury to rookie Xavien Howard will send him back into the lineup with the enormous task of shadowing Brown rumored to be on his plate.

Pittsburgh C Maurkice Pouncey will be on the opposite sideline of his brother (C Mike Pouncey) for the first time in their NFL careers.

Miami’s Jay Ajayi has rushed for a touchdown in two of the last three games and could see his fair share of carries even if fellow RB Arian Foster returns from a hamstring injury.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward (team-leading three sacks) will see his streak of 85 consecutive games played come to an end on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.


StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick