It’s an SEC showdown as No. 15 Auburn heads to Rupp Arena to take on No. 8 Kentucky on Saturday. A sellout crowd will witness the rematch between these two teams. The Tigers won 75–66 at home Feb. 1 and currently sit two games behind the Wildcats in the conference standings with the SEC tournament right around the corner. Regardless of how this one plays out, both teams should be top-five seeds in the NCAA Tournament next month.

How to Watch Auburn vs Kentucky:

When: Saturday, Feb. 29

Time: 3:45 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)

Auburn defeated Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky in last year’s NCAA tournament before falling to Virginia 63–62 in the Final Four. Bruce Pearl’s team has picked up where it left off last season and is 24–4 this season. In the team’s first meeting with Kentucky, guard Samir Daughty scored 23 points and picked up five rebounds, while center Austin Wiley had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers are looking for their third consecutive win on Saturday after defeating Tennessee 73–66 and Ole Miss 67–58. Wiley led the team with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Small forward Isaac Okoro is back from injury and should play a crucial role both offensively and defensively. The 6’6″ freshman is projected to be a top-10 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Kentucky remembers the last time it faced Auburn. Good news for the Wildcats is that they have defended their home court well this season. Their record of 15–1 at Rupp Arena will be tested when the Tigers claw their way into town. Coach John Calipari’s squad sits at 23–5 and are winners of seven in a row, including a 69–60 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday. Guards Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey scored 22 and 23 points respectively in the first game against Auburn this season. Maxey is also a projected first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and is a combo guard who has an impressive shot. Quickley is coming off of a 30-point, five-rebound performance against A&M.

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Raiders vs Saints: Score, Stats & Highlights The Oakland Raiders topped the New Orleans Saints, 35-34 in Week 1.

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After trailing by 11 in the final quarter of play, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr led the team’s fourth touchdown drive of the day, an 11-play, 75-yard drive. He managed bring the Raiders within one point with just 52 seconds left on the clock.

The Raiders’ win at the Superdome on Sunday came after a successful two-point conversion.

“I was thinking that we’re here to win; let’s win it right now,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio following the game.

Carr had an impressive game for the Raiders completing 24 of 38 passes for 319 yards with one touchdown. Jalen Richard led the Raiders in rushing with 84 yards on three carries, while Amari Cooper led in receiving with six catches for 137 yards.

Despite the final outcome, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a strong game as well. The veteran finished with 424 passing yards and four touchdowns. It marked the fourteenth time that Brees topped the 400-yard passing mark, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most in NFL history.

Here’s how the game unfolded:

Sebastian Janikowski Made a 47-Yard Field Goal to Put Oakland on the Board

Saints defense forced a 3-and-out and the Raiders had to settle for a field goal. Janikowski drilled a 47-yard field goal with 12:28 left in the first quarter.

Saints’ Wil Lutz Made a 42-Yard Field Goal

Wil Lutz made his first field goal attempt from 42 to cap a 13 play, 65-yard drive and even the game at 3. New Orleans has outgained Oakland 74-2.

Latavius Murray punched in a 6-yard touchdown to give the Raiders their first touchdown of the NFL season with 1:43 left in the first quarter.

Derek Carr is off to a solid start. He has completed 6 of 6 attempts for 82 yards after two drives. 73 of those have been to Amari Cooper.

Willie Snead Caught a 1-Yard Pass From Drew Brees for a Saints TD

Wide reciever Willie Snead tied the game 10-10 with a 1-yard TD catch with 11:57 left in the second quarter. Snead has five catches for 84 yards.

Drew Brees Found Brandin Cooks For a 15-Yard Touchdown

Drew Brees hit Brandin Cooks with a 15-yard touchdown pass to give the Saints a 17-10 lead over Raiders. Brees has completed 9 of his last 10 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

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Raiders vs Saints: Score, Stats & Highlights The Oakland Raiders topped the New Orleans Saints, 35-34 in Week 1.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW LIVE

After trailing by 11 in the final quarter of play, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr led the team’s fourth touchdown drive of the day, an 11-play, 75-yard drive. He managed bring the Raiders within one point with just 52 seconds left on the clock.

The Raiders’ win at the Superdome on Sunday came after a successful two-point conversion.

“I was thinking that we’re here to win; let’s win it right now,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio following the game.

Carr had an impressive game for the Raiders completing 24 of 38 passes for 319 yards with one touchdown. Jalen Richard led the Raiders in rushing with 84 yards on three carries, while Amari Cooper led in receiving with six catches for 137 yards.

Despite the final outcome, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a strong game as well. The veteran finished with 424 passing yards and four touchdowns. It marked the fourteenth time that Brees topped the 400-yard passing mark, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most in NFL history.

Here’s how the game unfolded:

Sebastian Janikowski Made a 47-Yard Field Goal to Put Oakland on the Board

Saints defense forced a 3-and-out and the Raiders had to settle for a field goal. Janikowski drilled a 47-yard field goal with 12:28 left in the first quarter.

Saints’ Wil Lutz Made a 42-Yard Field Goal

Wil Lutz made his first field goal attempt from 42 to cap a 13 play, 65-yard drive and even the game at 3. New Orleans has outgained Oakland 74-2.

Latavius Murray punched in a 6-yard touchdown to give the Raiders their first touchdown of the NFL season with 1:43 left in the first quarter.

Derek Carr is off to a solid start. He has completed 6 of 6 attempts for 82 yards after two drives. 73 of those have been to Amari Cooper.

Willie Snead Caught a 1-Yard Pass From Drew Brees for a Saints TD

Wide reciever Willie Snead tied the game 10-10 with a 1-yard TD catch with 11:57 left in the second quarter. Snead has five catches for 84 yards.

Drew Brees Found Brandin Cooks For a 15-Yard Touchdown

Drew Brees hit Brandin Cooks with a 15-yard touchdown pass to give the Saints a 17-10 lead over Raiders. Brees has completed 9 of his last 10 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

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NFL Football 2020 Bengals vs Browns live stream: How to watch NFL Thursday Night Football game online

Bengals vs Browns is set for 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT tomorrow (Thursday, September 17). It’s on NFL Network.

We’re a day away from Bengals vs Browns live streams, kicking off week 2 of the NFL season. This Thursday Night Football matchup pits two winless (0-1) teams against each other to see which can earn a win, as both teams put their first-overall NFL Draft pick QBs up against each other.

Cleveland’s Browns are the favorite (by 6 points) for this NFL live stream, and while this might not feel like the perfect follow up to last week’s big TNF rematch between the Chiefs and Texans, this game will probably provide bragging rights for one team to say it invested better in its future.

The over/under is currently a whopping 43.5, showing that while Vegas has confidence in these pigskin-slingers, it doesn’t think a whole lot of either team’s defense.

And while Mayfield only has 7 wins in 30 career starts, 3 of those W’s came against the Bengals, giving many to think this is where he’s got his chance. Odell Beckham Jr. only had 3 catches with 22 yards in the week 1 season opener against the Ravens, and if Mayfield wants to win, that number needs to go up.

Unfortunately for many, this game breaks isn’t on a broadcast TV channel, nor is it on Amazon Prime, as many TNF games will be.

Here are the best ways to watch the NFL season start with the Bengals vs Browns game:

Football fans, if for some reason you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you can’t get the NFL Network where you are for some strange reason — and you can’t watch the Bengals vs Browns live streams you want, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we’re impressed by the service’s ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

You should also check out IPVanish, another of the best VPNs, which has unlimited device connections, and it’s also great for working around Netflix’s georestrictions, so you can watch stuff on international Netflix plans that isn’t in your neck of the globe. Its annual plan works out to a shockingly low $3.25 per month, too.

In America, Bengals vs Browns is going to be broadcast on the NFL Network, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT, tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 17).

When it comes to picking the right streaming service for football, die-hard football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you’ll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That’s why it’s one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV on the other hand, may be more affordable, but it still gets you four out of the five networks listed above (no CBS for Sling, or NFL RedZone). It’s a case of “you get what you pay for” as Sling Orange & Blue costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with NBC, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don’t want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It’s got a 7-day free trial so you don’t need to pay up front.VIEW DEAL

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC and Fox affiliates, and ESPN.VIEW DEAL

But even though Bengals vs Browns is an NFL Network exclusive, our friends across the pond can also watch along live, even if it is an an ungodly hour of 1:20 a.m. local BST. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season.

If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month.

If you’re not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Get in, folks, we’re going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Bengals vs Browns live streams in Canada.

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NFL Football 2020 Bengals vs Browns live stream: How to watch NFL Thursday Night Football game online

Bengals vs Browns is set for 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT tomorrow (Thursday, September 17). It’s on NFL Network.

We’re a day away from Bengals vs Browns live streams, kicking off week 2 of the NFL season. This Thursday Night Football matchup pits two winless (0-1) teams against each other to see which can earn a win, as both teams put their first-overall NFL Draft pick QBs up against each other.

Cleveland’s Browns are the favorite (by 6 points) for this NFL live stream, and while this might not feel like the perfect follow up to last week’s big TNF rematch between the Chiefs and Texans, this game will probably provide bragging rights for one team to say it invested better in its future.

The over/under is currently a whopping 43.5, showing that while Vegas has confidence in these pigskin-slingers, it doesn’t think a whole lot of either team’s defense.

And while Mayfield only has 7 wins in 30 career starts, 3 of those W’s came against the Bengals, giving many to think this is where he’s got his chance. Odell Beckham Jr. only had 3 catches with 22 yards in the week 1 season opener against the Ravens, and if Mayfield wants to win, that number needs to go up.

Unfortunately for many, this game breaks isn’t on a broadcast TV channel, nor is it on Amazon Prime, as many TNF games will be.

Here are the best ways to watch the NFL season start with the Bengals vs Browns game:

Football fans, if for some reason you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you can’t get the NFL Network where you are for some strange reason — and you can’t watch the Bengals vs Browns live streams you want, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we’re impressed by the service’s ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

You should also check out IPVanish, another of the best VPNs, which has unlimited device connections, and it’s also great for working around Netflix’s georestrictions, so you can watch stuff on international Netflix plans that isn’t in your neck of the globe. Its annual plan works out to a shockingly low $3.25 per month, too.

In America, Bengals vs Browns is going to be broadcast on the NFL Network, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT, tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 17).

When it comes to picking the right streaming service for football, die-hard football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you’ll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That’s why it’s one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV on the other hand, may be more affordable, but it still gets you four out of the five networks listed above (no CBS for Sling, or NFL RedZone). It’s a case of “you get what you pay for” as Sling Orange & Blue costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with NBC, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don’t want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It’s got a 7-day free trial so you don’t need to pay up front.VIEW DEAL

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC and Fox affiliates, and ESPN.VIEW DEAL

But even though Bengals vs Browns is an NFL Network exclusive, our friends across the pond can also watch along live, even if it is an an ungodly hour of 1:20 a.m. local BST. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season.

If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month.

If you’re not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Get in, folks, we’re going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Bengals vs Browns live streams in Canada.

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NFL Football 2020 Bengals vs Browns live stream: How to watch NFL Thursday Night Football game online

Bengals vs Browns is set for 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT tomorrow (Thursday, September 17). It’s on NFL Network.

We’re a day away from Bengals vs Browns live streams, kicking off week 2 of the NFL season. This Thursday Night Football matchup pits two winless (0-1) teams against each other to see which can earn a win, as both teams put their first-overall NFL Draft pick QBs up against each other.

Cleveland’s Browns are the favorite (by 6 points) for this NFL live stream, and while this might not feel like the perfect follow up to last week’s big TNF rematch between the Chiefs and Texans, this game will probably provide bragging rights for one team to say it invested better in its future.

The over/under is currently a whopping 43.5, showing that while Vegas has confidence in these pigskin-slingers, it doesn’t think a whole lot of either team’s defense.

And while Mayfield only has 7 wins in 30 career starts, 3 of those W’s came against the Bengals, giving many to think this is where he’s got his chance. Odell Beckham Jr. only had 3 catches with 22 yards in the week 1 season opener against the Ravens, and if Mayfield wants to win, that number needs to go up.

Unfortunately for many, this game breaks isn’t on a broadcast TV channel, nor is it on Amazon Prime, as many TNF games will be.

Here are the best ways to watch the NFL season start with the Bengals vs Browns game:

Football fans, if for some reason you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you can’t get the NFL Network where you are for some strange reason — and you can’t watch the Bengals vs Browns live streams you want, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we’re impressed by the service’s ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

You should also check out IPVanish, another of the best VPNs, which has unlimited device connections, and it’s also great for working around Netflix’s georestrictions, so you can watch stuff on international Netflix plans that isn’t in your neck of the globe. Its annual plan works out to a shockingly low $3.25 per month, too.

In America, Bengals vs Browns is going to be broadcast on the NFL Network, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT, tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 17).

When it comes to picking the right streaming service for football, die-hard football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you’ll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That’s why it’s one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV on the other hand, may be more affordable, but it still gets you four out of the five networks listed above (no CBS for Sling, or NFL RedZone). It’s a case of “you get what you pay for” as Sling Orange & Blue costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with NBC, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don’t want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It’s got a 7-day free trial so you don’t need to pay up front.VIEW DEAL

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC and Fox affiliates, and ESPN.VIEW DEAL

But even though Bengals vs Browns is an NFL Network exclusive, our friends across the pond can also watch along live, even if it is an an ungodly hour of 1:20 a.m. local BST. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season.

If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month.

If you’re not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Get in, folks, we’re going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Bengals vs Browns live streams in Canada.

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Monday Night Football Live Stream Week 1 picks, odds: Point spread, total, player props and betting trends for 2020 opener

Welcome to the 2020 regular season and welcome to Monday Night Football. The New York Giants will be the first team to host the primetime spectacle this year when they welcome in the Pittsburgh Steelers to MetLife Stadium. Both these historic franchises are looking to end playoff droughts this season after the Steelers have failed to reach the postseason the past two years, while the Giants last made it past December back in 2016.

For the Steelers, their playoff hopes rest on the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed essentially all of last season due to an elbow injury. In his absence, Pittsburgh was able to go 8-8 and was sniffing around a playoff berth, but ultimately wasn’t able to get over the hump. With Big Ben back under center, however, that breathes new life into a potentially potent offense and pairs it with a defense that was a top-five unit throughout 2019. As for the Giants, they hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their new head coach and are now looking to see how quarterback Daniel Jones progresses as he enters his second season in the league and is the clear-cut starter.

In this space, we’ll be taking a deep dive into all the betting angles for this game and help you focus in on some of the juicer wagers that can be found here. All odds via William Hill Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Monday, September 14 | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
TV: 
ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Steelers (-6) at Giants

The line originally opened up at Steelers -3 in early May and held steady much of the offseason at Steelers -3.5 despite positive reports continuing to come out around quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It ballooned up to Steelers -6 once the calendar turned to September but has since jockeyed around a bit as the game draws closer. In the later afternoon on Sunday, the line was cut in half to Steelers -3, but has since jumped back up to Steelers -6 as of Monday morning.

The pick: Steelers -6. Pittsburgh’s offense is just too potent and their defense is elite, which is a recipe to win by double digits. New York has been a home underdog 11 times over the last two seasons and is 1-10 ATS, including 0-5 ATS last season. Road favorites also went 6-1 ATS on Monday Night Football last season, which is another reason to lean heavily on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense to have a strong game in his return to the field.

Over/Under 45 points

This number has seen a noticeable drop since it opened at 48 back in May. It hung at that number throughout the summer months, but there has been considerable movement on game week. Wednesday was the initial drop — rolling down from 48 to 47 — and it ahs continued to trickle down to where we stand on Monday morning at 45.

The pick: Over 45. The Under went 7-1 in Pittsburgh’s road games last season, but it’s really hard to use that as a true barometer due to Big Ben’s injury. This offense will be much improved now that Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges aren’t under center, so I don’t mind taking the Over here, especially if I think that Daniel Jones will be able to put up points with his full complement of weapons now healthy.

First half: Steelers -3, O/U 22.5

The pick: Giants +3. As much as I love the Steelers this season, it wouldn’t shock me if they were a bit clunky out of the gate. Roethlisberger missed the bulk of last season and has had zero preseason games to really shake off some rust. I like them to win this game and blow it open in the second half thanks to New York’s depleted secondary, but I also think the Giants offense is being slept on a bit. I’ll take the Giants and hope Big Ben is a bit sluggish to start.

Player props

Saquon Barkley anytime touchdown score (+100): Predicting touchdowns for skill position players isn’t the best way to wager, in my opinion, due to its erratic nature. That said, Barkley is clearly the best weapon in New York’s offense and they’ll use him heavily whenever they get into the red zone. He’s also a home run hitter that has the ability to break one off from anywhere on the field. He’s facing a very tough run defense but should be able to cross the end zone once.

Saquon Barkley rushing yards: Under 70.5 (+105). While I see Barkley scoring in this one, I do have some trepidation about whether or not he’ll be able to put up a ton of yards on the ground. I expect Pittsburgh to eventually blow this game wide open, and if that happens out of the gate, the Giants may be forced to scrap the run game.

James Conner receptions: Over 3.5 (-115). Big Ben returning is a huge factor for Conner’s overall production. The back averaged 4.2 receptions per game when Roethlisberger was fully healthy in 2018 and even averaged 3.4 catches a game last season with unstable quarterback play. He’s a key piece to their passing game.

Ben Roethlisberger passing yards: Over 285.5 (-110). I see Roethlisberger having a strong night through the air against a Giants secondary that doesn’t strike fear into any quarterback’s eyes. He make have to shake some rust off to start, but he has receiving weapons at every turn (backfield, tight end, receivers) and should have no problem eventually letting loose on Monday night.

JuJu Smith-Schuster receiving yards: Over 65.5 (-110). If you think that Roethlisberger is going to light it up through the air, you might as well hit the Over on his No. 1 receiver, who averaged 89.1 receiving yards per game with him in 2018.

Darius Slayton total receptions: Over 3.5 (+140). If Golden Tate (hamstring) is either ruled out or hobbled in this game, that opens up even more opportunity for Slatyon, who had a strong rapport with Daniel Jones during their rookie seasons. In 2019, Slayton went over that 3.5 catch mark six times and it wouldn’t shock me if he comes out of the gate strong in 2020. Taking the Over on his total receiving yards at 40.5 (-110) also intrigues me. He has the talent to get most of that on a single play.

Ben Roethlisberger longest passing completion: Over 37.5 (-105). He has burners all around him in this Pittsburgh offense and is facing a Giants secondary that is asking to be lit up. Could easily find anyone of his pass catchers for a bomb or it wouldn’t even be surprising to see a guy like James Connor take a swing pass the length of the field.

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Steelers vs Giants Week 1 picks, odds: Point spread, total, player props and betting trends for 2020 opener

Welcome to the 2020 regular season and welcome to Monday Night Football. The New York Giants will be the first team to host the primetime spectacle this year when they welcome in the Pittsburgh Steelers to MetLife Stadium. Both these historic franchises are looking to end playoff droughts this season after the Steelers have failed to reach the postseason the past two years, while the Giants last made it past December back in 2016.

For the Steelers, their playoff hopes rest on the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed essentially all of last season due to an elbow injury. In his absence, Pittsburgh was able to go 8-8 and was sniffing around a playoff berth, but ultimately wasn’t able to get over the hump. With Big Ben back under center, however, that breathes new life into a potentially potent offense and pairs it with a defense that was a top-five unit throughout 2019. As for the Giants, they hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their new head coach and are now looking to see how quarterback Daniel Jones progresses as he enters his second season in the league and is the clear-cut starter.

In this space, we’ll be taking a deep dive into all the betting angles for this game and help you focus in on some of the juicer wagers that can be found here. All odds via William Hill Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Monday, September 14 | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
TV: 
ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Steelers (-6) at Giants

The line originally opened up at Steelers -3 in early May and held steady much of the offseason at Steelers -3.5 despite positive reports continuing to come out around quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It ballooned up to Steelers -6 once the calendar turned to September but has since jockeyed around a bit as the game draws closer. In the later afternoon on Sunday, the line was cut in half to Steelers -3, but has since jumped back up to Steelers -6 as of Monday morning.

The pick: Steelers -6. Pittsburgh’s offense is just too potent and their defense is elite, which is a recipe to win by double digits. New York has been a home underdog 11 times over the last two seasons and is 1-10 ATS, including 0-5 ATS last season. Road favorites also went 6-1 ATS on Monday Night Football last season, which is another reason to lean heavily on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense to have a strong game in his return to the field.

Over/Under 45 points

This number has seen a noticeable drop since it opened at 48 back in May. It hung at that number throughout the summer months, but there has been considerable movement on game week. Wednesday was the initial drop — rolling down from 48 to 47 — and it ahs continued to trickle down to where we stand on Monday morning at 45.

The pick: Over 45. The Under went 7-1 in Pittsburgh’s road games last season, but it’s really hard to use that as a true barometer due to Big Ben’s injury. This offense will be much improved now that Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges aren’t under center, so I don’t mind taking the Over here, especially if I think that Daniel Jones will be able to put up points with his full complement of weapons now healthy.

First half: Steelers -3, O/U 22.5

The pick: Giants +3. As much as I love the Steelers this season, it wouldn’t shock me if they were a bit clunky out of the gate. Roethlisberger missed the bulk of last season and has had zero preseason games to really shake off some rust. I like them to win this game and blow it open in the second half thanks to New York’s depleted secondary, but I also think the Giants offense is being slept on a bit. I’ll take the Giants and hope Big Ben is a bit sluggish to start.

Player props

Saquon Barkley anytime touchdown score (+100): Predicting touchdowns for skill position players isn’t the best way to wager, in my opinion, due to its erratic nature. That said, Barkley is clearly the best weapon in New York’s offense and they’ll use him heavily whenever they get into the red zone. He’s also a home run hitter that has the ability to break one off from anywhere on the field. He’s facing a very tough run defense but should be able to cross the end zone once.

Saquon Barkley rushing yards: Under 70.5 (+105). While I see Barkley scoring in this one, I do have some trepidation about whether or not he’ll be able to put up a ton of yards on the ground. I expect Pittsburgh to eventually blow this game wide open, and if that happens out of the gate, the Giants may be forced to scrap the run game.

James Conner receptions: Over 3.5 (-115). Big Ben returning is a huge factor for Conner’s overall production. The back averaged 4.2 receptions per game when Roethlisberger was fully healthy in 2018 and even averaged 3.4 catches a game last season with unstable quarterback play. He’s a key piece to their passing game.

Ben Roethlisberger passing yards: Over 285.5 (-110). I see Roethlisberger having a strong night through the air against a Giants secondary that doesn’t strike fear into any quarterback’s eyes. He make have to shake some rust off to start, but he has receiving weapons at every turn (backfield, tight end, receivers) and should have no problem eventually letting loose on Monday night.

JuJu Smith-Schuster receiving yards: Over 65.5 (-110). If you think that Roethlisberger is going to light it up through the air, you might as well hit the Over on his No. 1 receiver, who averaged 89.1 receiving yards per game with him in 2018.

Darius Slayton total receptions: Over 3.5 (+140). If Golden Tate (hamstring) is either ruled out or hobbled in this game, that opens up even more opportunity for Slatyon, who had a strong rapport with Daniel Jones during their rookie seasons. In 2019, Slayton went over that 3.5 catch mark six times and it wouldn’t shock me if he comes out of the gate strong in 2020. Taking the Over on his total receiving yards at 40.5 (-110) also intrigues me. He has the talent to get most of that on a single play.

Ben Roethlisberger longest passing completion: Over 37.5 (-105). He has burners all around him in this Pittsburgh offense and is facing a Giants secondary that is asking to be lit up. Could easily find anyone of his pass catchers for a bomb or it wouldn’t even be surprising to see a guy like James Connor take a swing pass the length of the field.

Broncos vs Titans

Broncos vs Titans Week 1 picks, odds: Point spread, player props, total and trends for Monday Night Football Football is back. Let me type that again for dramatic effect: Football is back, baby! After a long and wild offseason, Week 1 of the NFL‘s regular season is upon us. This includes the Denver Broncos putting a bow on the first collection of games this season as they will host the Tennessee Titans in the second and final game of Monday Night Football in the season’s first week. 

The last time we saw these two clubs face off against one another came back in 2019, but they were in wildly different positions from where they are now. In that game — a 16-0 win by Denver — Tennessee was in the process of making the switch from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, a move that proved extremely productive as Tannehill was able to light it up the rest of the way and lead the Titans to an AFC Championship appearance. Meanwhile for the Broncos, Drew Lock, who would finish the year as the starter, was still holding a clipboard watching Joe Flacco sling it.

Looking at this matchup on Monday night, the oddsmakers don’t see this as a high-scoring affair as it’s been given the second-lowest over/under total on the Week 1 slate. The line, however, has swung dramatically in recent days in light of some news coming down on game week.

Here, we’re going to dive into everything there is to know about this matchup from a gambling perspective to have you betting sharp before kickoff. All odds via William Hill Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Monday, September 14 | Time: 10:20 p.m. ET
Location: Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, Colorado)
TV: 
ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Titans (-3) at Broncos

The line originally opened up with Tennessee as a 2.5-point road ‘dog back in May. That remained the case for the bulk of the summer before September saw the line flip. Following the news coming out this week that star Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller suffered a tendon injury in practice that is likely to sideline him for the rest of the season, Denver is now getting points in this matchup. That’s also not mentioning that the Broncos may also be without No. 1 receiver Courtland Sutton — officially listed as questionable — after he suffered a shoulder injury in practice. Meanwhile, the Titans made news last week inking Jadeveon Clowney to add to its pass rush.

The pick: Titans -3. While most clubs will not have the full benefit of a traditional home-field advantage that includes fans in attendance for these games, the Broncos still have the altitude as a key factor for opposing clubs coming into Mile High. When first looking at this contest, that was an attractive play, especially after a summer with no preseason games and limited practice sessions due to the pandemic. That said, the loss of Miller for this contest has me rolling back to laying the points and going with Tennessee to open up the year with a win. Ryan Tannehill (who went 8-4-1 ATS as a starter last season) should now have a clean pocket to work from, and once the Titans jump out to a lead, they can lean on Derrick Henry to ride them the rest of the way.

Over/Under 41 points

Outside of Jets vs. Bills coming in at an O/U of 39.5, this is the lowest point total on the Week 1 slate. It dipped a point this week in the aftermath of Clowney signing with Tennessee and hasn’t budged since, which is an indicator by the oddsmakers that the pass rusher should have an immediate impact in the Titans front seven. Because the Broncos averaged 21.4 points a game during Lock’s five-game stretch at the starter to end last season along with the additions of Melvin Gordon and first-round receiver Jerry Jeudy, the Over might be a popular pick with the public. If you like Tennessee here (which I do), it’s not that conducive to roll with the Titans and the Over. If they get up, they’ll just grind it out with Henry, kill the clock and grind out a defensive battle.

The pick: Under 41 points. Because of the altitude, I doubt this will be a track meet that lights up the scoreboard. Not only is Clowney now added to the equation, but Tennessee boasts second-year defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, who is entering 2020 completely healthy. No. 1 corner Malcolm Butler is also back after missing the second half of last year due to a broken wrist. That defense coupled with Henry screams the Under for me. It also should be noted that the Under went 7-2 on Monday Night Football through Week 8 last season.

First Half: Titans -2, O/U 20.5

The pick: Under 20.5. Again, this is going to be a low-scoring game for a number of reasons and I expect the first half in a lot of these games to be a bit choppy as this is the first live action clubs are seeing all year.

Player props

Philip Lindsay total rushing yards: Over 37.5 (-110). Even with the arrival of Melvin Gordon, Lindsay was named the co-starter in Denver’s backfield, which would suggest that he’ll still have a sizable role in their backfield. I expect Lindsay will have a bigger role to start the season to help Gordon ease into the Broncos offense, which should help him hit this Over. In that same vein, I don’t hate getting Lindsay’s Over for total rushing and receiving yards at 53.5 (-110) either.

Melvin Gordon total rushing yards: Over 45.5 (-110). While the carries will likely be more of a split in the opener, I do think Denver will want to see what they have in Gordon and will give him plenty of opportunities to pile up yards. Gordon averaged 51 rushing yards a game for the Chargers last season and should continue to hover around that number in Denver. Taking Gordon to score a touchdown at any point in this game at +163 is also something that catches my eye.

Ryan Tannehill total passing yards: Over 228.5 (-110). I liked this better when the line was at 218.5 earlier this week, but Tannehill averaged 228.5 yards for Tennessee during his first season as the starter and I expect him to continue his success from a year ago. A.J. Brown should be better in Year 2 and Jonnu Smith is an intriguing receiving tight end. With no Von Miller terrorizing him every time he drops back, Tannehill should have an easy time throwing the ball.

Ryan Tannehill total passing touchdowns: Over 1.5 (-115). Similar to the passing yards Over, Tannehill will be working with a clean pocket and should find the end zone at least twice.

Derrick Henry total rushing yards: Under 96.5 (-110). I do think Tennessee will ride him if they get a substantial lead, but the altitude could slow him down here and the Titans could limit Henry to keep him fresh.

Tim Patrick anytime touchdown (+450). This is a lotto ticket, but if Sutton is out, Patrick should be the one benefiting the most in terms of snaps and targets. That gives him ample opportunity to find the end zone in the opener.

Jonnu Smith total receiving yards: Over 27.5 (-110). After Ryan Tannehill became the starter in Week 7 last year, Smith averaged 34.2 yards per game for the rest of the regular season. That should only increase as he enters a potential breakout season.

Jerry Jeudy total receiving yards: Over 36.5 (-110). Could very well be the No. 1 target for Drew Lock if Sutton is out for this game. Jeudy has been widely praised throughout camp for his route-running ability, which should serve him well getting open in Week 1. As long as he’s efficient with his targets, he should be able to hit this Over.

Monday Night Football 2020

Steelers vs Giants Week 1 picks, odds: Point spread, total, player props and betting trends for 2020 opener

Welcome to the 2020 regular season and welcome to Monday Night Football. The New York Giants will be the first team to host the primetime spectacle this year when they welcome in the Pittsburgh Steelers to MetLife Stadium. Both these historic franchises are looking to end playoff droughts this season after the Steelers have failed to reach the postseason the past two years, while the Giants last made it past December back in 2016.

For the Steelers, their playoff hopes rest on the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed essentially all of last season due to an elbow injury. In his absence, Pittsburgh was able to go 8-8 and was sniffing around a playoff berth, but ultimately wasn’t able to get over the hump. With Big Ben back under center, however, that breathes new life into a potentially potent offense and pairs it with a defense that was a top-five unit throughout 2019. As for the Giants, they hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their new head coach and are now looking to see how quarterback Daniel Jones progresses as he enters his second season in the league and is the clear-cut starter.

In this space, we’ll be taking a deep dive into all the betting angles for this game and help you focus in on some of the juicer wagers that can be found here. All odds via William Hill Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Monday, September 14 | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
TV: 
ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Steelers (-6) at Giants

The line originally opened up at Steelers -3 in early May and held steady much of the offseason at Steelers -3.5 despite positive reports continuing to come out around quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It ballooned up to Steelers -6 once the calendar turned to September but has since jockeyed around a bit as the game draws closer. In the later afternoon on Sunday, the line was cut in half to Steelers -3, but has since jumped back up to Steelers -6 as of Monday morning.

The pick: Steelers -6. Pittsburgh’s offense is just too potent and their defense is elite, which is a recipe to win by double digits. New York has been a home underdog 11 times over the last two seasons and is 1-10 ATS, including 0-5 ATS last season. Road favorites also went 6-1 ATS on Monday Night Football last season, which is another reason to lean heavily on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense to have a strong game in his return to the field.

Over/Under 45 points

This number has seen a noticeable drop since it opened at 48 back in May. It hung at that number throughout the summer months, but there has been considerable movement on game week. Wednesday was the initial drop — rolling down from 48 to 47 — and it ahs continued to trickle down to where we stand on Monday morning at 45.

The pick: Over 45. The Under went 7-1 in Pittsburgh’s road games last season, but it’s really hard to use that as a true barometer due to Big Ben’s injury. This offense will be much improved now that Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges aren’t under center, so I don’t mind taking the Over here, especially if I think that Daniel Jones will be able to put up points with his full complement of weapons now healthy.

First half: Steelers -3, O/U 22.5

The pick: Giants +3. As much as I love the Steelers this season, it wouldn’t shock me if they were a bit clunky out of the gate. Roethlisberger missed the bulk of last season and has had zero preseason games to really shake off some rust. I like them to win this game and blow it open in the second half thanks to New York’s depleted secondary, but I also think the Giants offense is being slept on a bit. I’ll take the Giants and hope Big Ben is a bit sluggish to start.

Player props

Saquon Barkley anytime touchdown score (+100): Predicting touchdowns for skill position players isn’t the best way to wager, in my opinion, due to its erratic nature. That said, Barkley is clearly the best weapon in New York’s offense and they’ll use him heavily whenever they get into the red zone. He’s also a home run hitter that has the ability to break one off from anywhere on the field. He’s facing a very tough run defense but should be able to cross the end zone once.

Saquon Barkley rushing yards: Under 70.5 (+105). While I see Barkley scoring in this one, I do have some trepidation about whether or not he’ll be able to put up a ton of yards on the ground. I expect Pittsburgh to eventually blow this game wide open, and if that happens out of the gate, the Giants may be forced to scrap the run game.

James Conner receptions: Over 3.5 (-115). Big Ben returning is a huge factor for Conner’s overall production. The back averaged 4.2 receptions per game when Roethlisberger was fully healthy in 2018 and even averaged 3.4 catches a game last season with unstable quarterback play. He’s a key piece to their passing game.

Ben Roethlisberger passing yards: Over 285.5 (-110). I see Roethlisberger having a strong night through the air against a Giants secondary that doesn’t strike fear into any quarterback’s eyes. He make have to shake some rust off to start, but he has receiving weapons at every turn (backfield, tight end, receivers) and should have no problem eventually letting loose on Monday night.

JuJu Smith-Schuster receiving yards: Over 65.5 (-110). If you think that Roethlisberger is going to light it up through the air, you might as well hit the Over on his No. 1 receiver, who averaged 89.1 receiving yards per game with him in 2018.

Darius Slayton total receptions: Over 3.5 (+140). If Golden Tate (hamstring) is either ruled out or hobbled in this game, that opens up even more opportunity for Slatyon, who had a strong rapport with Daniel Jones during their rookie seasons. In 2019, Slayton went over that 3.5 catch mark six times and it wouldn’t shock me if he comes out of the gate strong in 2020. Taking the Over on his total receiving yards at 40.5 (-110) also intrigues me. He has the talent to get most of that on a single play.

Ben Roethlisberger longest passing completion: Over 37.5 (-105). He has burners all around him in this Pittsburgh offense and is facing a Giants secondary that is asking to be lit up. Could easily find anyone of his pass catchers for a bomb or it wouldn’t even be surprising to see a guy like James Connor take a swing pass the length of the field.