It seems simple enough. Both teams need a touchdown in both halves. At least two scores each for the Eagles and Steelers.
And it could return four times your money.
FOX Bet Sportsbook has a number of boosted wagers for Sunday’s Eagles/Steelers showdown, but the touchdown bet might be the most interesting.
After all, it seems pretty simple. And perhaps quite possible too.
Eagles head to Steelers for NFL Battle of Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Steelers missed their game last week thanks to a coronavirus outbreak that befell their opponent, the Tennessee Titans. That game was rescheduled for Week 7.
Now, Pittsburgh hosts its in-state rival the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field. And if both teams can score in each half, you could take home a nice return.
In this week’s installment of Penn Sportsbooks‘ Pick Play, we’ll take a look at some of the wagers for pro football’s Keystone State clash, along with the other NFL bets at the top PA sportsbooks.
FOX Bet has Pittsburgh as a touchdown favorite over Philadelphia
FOX Bet has the Steelers as a 7-point favorite in Sunday’s game, which will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Sunday on FOX. The game’s over/under total is set at 44.5.
BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse, FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings have similar numbers as well. But the extensive menu of special wagers at FOX Bet might be the most interesting ways to wager on Sunday’s game.
Bet boosts for Eagles vs. Steelers at Fox Bet
There are currently six boosted bets at FOX Bet and many more custom wagers (46 at press time) with varying odds. Perhaps the most tempting wager is the one that pays +300 – four times your money – if each team scores a touchdown in both halves.
The other boosted bets are as follows:
- Miles Sanders and James Connor to combine for 150+ rushing yards: +160
- Zach Ertz to score a TD in the second half: +360
- Juju Smith-Schuster to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter: +600
- Final score: Eagles 28 – Steelers 24: +10000
- Final score: Steelers 28 – Eagles 21: +10000
If you’re seeking more traditional bets, there are plenty of other options available with alternate spreads/totals and wagers for specific quarters or halves.
James Connor returns strong odds as the first touchdown scorer
Another way to earn some big returns on Sunday is to wager on the game’s first touchdown scorer. Steelers running back James Connor is the favorite to be the game’s first touchdown scorer at +650 and the odds increase from there.
Pittsburgh receiver Juju Smith-Schuster is +750 and Eagles running back Miles Sanders is +800. Tight ends Eric Ebron and Zach Ertz are both +1200. Pricing is available on many other players as well, plus odds for each player to score a touchdown at any point in the game.
Parlays can make for a Sunday Fun-Day
If you’d like to extend your entertainment beyond the 1 p.m. slate, you can always build a parlay that includes some late games too. Here is the complete list of current odds for the NFL Week 5 games according to FOX Bet.
- Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons (-2)
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans (-5.5)
- Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-11.5)
- Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets (+7)
- LA Rams vs. Washington (+7)
- Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers (-9.5)
- Indianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns (+1)
- New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (-7.5)
- Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks (-7)
- LA Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints (-8.5)
Philadelphia hopes the momentum continues in Pittsburgh
The Eagles may have saved the early portion of their season with a win last Sunday night in San Francisco. A win in Pittsburgh would now take them to 2-2-1 on the year. But the undefeated Steelers will be playing on extra rest after receiving an unexpected bye week thanks to the Titans COVID outbreak.
It’s a big game for both sides.
And there are plenty of wagers worth your attention. Including one that just needs both teams to score in each half.
It could happen.
And if it does, you could earn 4x your wager.
But in the NFL nothing is guaranteed. Not even the simple things.
That’s why it’s all worth watching.
And perhaps worth wagering on too.
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