Ben Roethlisberger Wild Card Props | Prop Bets For Steelers vs Chiefs

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will take the field for what everybody seems to think will be the final game of his career — himself included. The Steelers are massive underdogs against the Kansas City Chiefs and are widely expected to exit the playoffs just as quietly as they snuck in.

If this is truly it for Roethlisberger, it’s been an impressive career. The 18-year veteran has won two Super Bowls since entering the league in 2004 and has never had a team finish a season with a losing record.

Roethlisberger and the Steelers have nothing to lose here, so expect them to give it their all and take some risks as they look to take down the defending AFC Champions.

All NFL gameday odds are current as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14. 

Ben Roethlisberger Wild Card Prop Bets

Ben Roethlisberger Over 24.5 Passing Completions (-112) at BetRivers

Wager: 2 Units

Assuming this is Roethlisberger’s last game, it wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see him try to make a few more plays than usual. He’s already throwing the ball roughly 38 times per game, and he’s hit the Over on this prop in seven of his 16 starts this season.


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Roethlisberger did only post 23 completions in Pittsburgh’s meeting with the Chiefs in late December, though backup quarterback Mason Rudolph was on the field for their final possession.

Pittsburgh’s pass-happy nature — combined with the fact that the Steelers will likely be playing from behind for most of the night — makes this our NFL bet of the day.

Player Prop

-112

Ben Roethlisberger: OVER 24.5 Pass Completions @ Chiefs

PIT @ KC | 01/16, 8:15 PM ET

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Ben Roethlisberger Under 0.5 Interceptions (+146) at BetRivers

Wager: 0.5 Unit

Even though I expect Roethlisberger and the Steelers to take a pass-heavy approach to this game, I still feel that he’ll keep the turnovers to a minimum. Roethlisberger has been picked off just 10 times this season, thanks in part to the fact that he gets the ball out faster than virtually any other quarterback in the league.

The Steelers love to run short routes, and considering how inexperienced the offensive line is, it’s not hard to see why. Roethlisberger’s deep ball isn’t nearly as accurate as it used to be, either.

So long as Roethlisberger doesn’t try to air it out too often and throw too much caution to the wind, he should be able to limit his mistakes.

Player Prop

+146

Ben Roethlisberger: UNDER 0.5 Interceptions @ Chiefs

PIT @ KC | 01/16, 8:15 PM ET

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Ben Roethlisberger Over 230.5 Passing Yards (-114) at BetRivers

Wager: 1 Unit

I’m expecting Roethlisberger to have an above-average day when it comes to completions, so I almost have to pick the Over on his passing yards prop by association. However, his yardage total seems relatively low based on the bulk of his performances this season.

Roethlisberger has thrown for at least 231 yards in 10 of his 16 games this year, five of which came in the second half of the season.

And with this likely being his final game, I would expect him to try to take it upon himself to make the most of it.

It is a bit worrying that Roethlisberger recorded only 159 yards against Kansas City in December. He generated just 4.54 yards per attempt, which was his second-lowest mark of the season. However, as long as the volume is there, the yards should come with them.

Player Prop

-114

Ben Roethlisberger: OVER 230.5 Passing Yards @ Chiefs

PIT @ KC | 01/16, 8:15 PM ET

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