NFL Odds: Will Roethlisberger continue his red-hot stretch?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-0 straight up and against the spread over their last three games, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been red-hot over that stretch. Roethlisberger has thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions in each of his last two games.
Will Roethlisberger throw six touchdown passes again this week when visiting the 1-8 New York Jets? He is going off at +2000 to do so at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Other Roethlisberger props for this Sunday include a bet on whether or not he will throw an interception (Yes at -130, No at +100) and whether he will throw OVER or UNDER 280.5 passing yards.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia hosts Carolina on Monday night in a game that has some added intrigue with Mark Sanchez making his first start since 2012 in place of the injured Nick Foles. Lines for Sanchez's performance are set at 250.5 passing yards and 1.5 passing touchdowns, with the OVER 1.5 favored at -150 over the UNDER at +120. A Week 10 special asks who the starting quarterback for the first game of the 2015 season will be; Sanchez is going off at +250, Foles at +300, Matt Barkley at +700 and “any other QB” is the favorite at +100.
Kansas City's Justin Houston has been punishing quarterbacks this season with his league-leading 12 sacks through eight games including five sacks over the last two weeks. Houston is currently on pace for 24 sacks, which would break the single-season record of 22.5. Will Houston break the record? “No” is a -700 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com while “Yes” would pay Houston backers +400 if he should break the record. His current season total is set at 18 sacks.
The Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders this Sunday in a game in which Peyton Manning will likely tack a few more touchdowns on to his all-time record. One prop bet this week asks how many quarterbacks will throw for 40 or more touchdowns this season. The line is set at 1.5 and the OVER is a -250 favorite over the UNDER at +195. Manning and Andrew Luck are currently on pace to break 40 touchdowns.