Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
PICK: bet365 @ -110 (True) - Christian McCaffrey Under 102.5 rushing/receiving yards
DATE: November 8, 2018 - 8:20 PM
STAR RATING: 5.0
EXPERT: Jesse Schule
EVALUATION: Loss (-550)
This is a 5* play on Christian McCaffrey under 102.5 rush/receiving yards.
McCaffrey went off last week against Tampa, running for 79 yards and two TDs on 17 carries, and catching five passes for another 78 yards. It was the only time in his last five games he went over 100 total rush/receiving yards, and he did it against the league's worst defense. He's done it just three times all year, and all three of those games were against defenses that rank near the bottom of the league. The Bucs rank 32nd in scoring defense, while the Bengals and Falcons rank 29th and 30th respectively. The Steelers on the other hand have improved defensively, and have held their last four opponents to an average of 18 points. They are particularly tough against the run, ranking 5th in the NFL allowing opponents to average just 90 yards per game.