Mims' Monday Night Football Picks: Steelers vs Colts, Jonathan Taylor, Matt Ryan props, over/under, more

Both teams are struggling this season, but the game should be close and exciting.
The Steelers look to catch the Colts on Monday night.
The Steelers look to catch the Colts on Monday night.@steelers on Twitter

The Monday Night Game has the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are favored by 2 and the total is 39.5. The money line is the Colts -140 and the Steelers +118. The Colts are the home team.

Head Coaching Match Up: Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin over Colts Head Coach Jeff Saturday. This is Saturday’s third game as a head coach on a short work week. Clear advantage to Tomlin.

The last five: Steelers are 2-3 over their last five and 1-4 on the road. Colts are 1-4 over their last 5 and 2-3 at home.

Prop Bets : Colts Jonathan Taylor as an anytime TD scorer. The price is -165.Taylor has scored a TD in his last 2 games. This game makes 3 straight. Take Taylor  and lay the price. Colts QB Matt Ryan to throw under 1.5 TD passes. The price is -169. In 9 games, Ryan has only thrown over 2 TDs in 33% of  them Take him under.

Consensus: 62% of the money is on the Colts. The total is split 50-50.

The Selection: The Steelers are coming in off a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals 37-30.The Colts had an impressive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles but lost in the waning  moments of the game. The Steelers will pressure Ryan and force turnovers. Take the Steelers and the points in this game. The total goes under. 

Follow me on Twitter during the second quarter of the game. I will be back on Thursday with my preview of the game between the Buffalo Bills and  the New England Patriots. My record on Thursday Night is 21-23 with 12 prop bets, 4 team (ATS) and 5 over/under wins. 

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