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With Tua Tagovailoa set to return under center for the Miami Dolphins, this Sunday Night Football game got much more exciting.
After leaving Week 6 early due to injury, the Steelers will have Kenny Pickett back in the lineup. He, like Tagovailoa, had a concussion but has cleared the protocol.
Now we look to see who wins this game and what the Steelers’ sideline temperature will be.
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Getting the seven-and-a-hook, it’s tough to pass up the Steelers in this game, especially coming off a home win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as double-digit home underdogs.
The Steelers aren’t exactly an explosive offense, but against this Dolphins secondary that allows the ninth-most passing yards in the league, we could also be in for a mini-Pickett breakout.
The Dolphins perform well against the run, and their offense with Tagovailoa back will put up points. That said, the Steelers will need to throw to stay competitive, and with so many go-to weapons, Pickett should have his first multi-touchdown game.
While we’re glad to see Tagovailoa back, you must know that if he takes even one brutal hit, we could see him exit again. The Dolphins turn it over to either Teddy Bridgewater or Skylar Thompson again.
With a coverage unit that hasn’t been so good, it’s hard to lay 7.5 points, even at home.
While we discussed the Dolphins as having a not-so-good-secondary, the Steelers aren’t any better. Their best player is safety Terrell Edmunds the Dolphins' offense also has another deep threat in Jaylen Waddle.
Regardless, Hill will see a lot of Levi Wallace and a part-time player in James Pierre. Wallace has allowed over 220 receiving yards this year, and Hill has gone for 94 yards or more in all but two games this season.
The end zone has been challenging, but as a 7.5-point favorite, the Dolphins should be in the driver’s seat and scoring in this one with Hill as the beneficiary—no one on the Steelers can cover him.
Leaving the game early last week, Pickens didn’t have a great game, but in the two weeks prior, with Pickett as the full-time starting quarterback, Pickens had 102 and 83 receiving yards.
He has yet to find the end zone, but Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who Pickens will likely be covered by most of the time, has allowed nearly 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Pickens is a No. 1 receiver in the making. He wins one-on-one matchups, and, as we recently saw, he makes extraordinary catches.
He gets his first touchdown this year in a game where the Steelers will need to throw to stay competitive as road underdogs.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.More info on Richard Janvrin
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