Sunday Night Football: Three takeaways from Steelers’ narrow win over Lions

The Steelers captured their third consecutive win Sunday night over the Lions to move to 6-2 and into a tie with the Patriots atop the AFC.

Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster enjoyed a breakout game in the 20-15 win while Le’Veon Bell added a touchdown of his own, and Pittsburgh’s defense didn’t break despite nearly 500 yards of Lions offense and multiple trips to the red zone.

Here are three takeaways from the Steelers’ win over the Lions.

“It’s been consistently brisk,” Westgate assistant manager Jeff Sherman said of the betting action on the Knights.

Vegas is the first franchise in NHL history to win eight of its first nine games during its debut season. But the real test comes as the Golden Knights hit the road to play six games in nine days, including matchups against four of the Original Six.

Asked on a busy college football Saturday what the SuperBook’s biggest decision was, Sherman responded playfully, “the Golden Knights not to win the Cup.”

At William Hill, 18 percent of all Stanley Cup futures bets have been on the Knights. The next-closest team, the Chicago Blackhawks, has just 7 percent of the bets. Nearly 50 percent of the bets on Vegas at William Hill were placed from Oct. 16 to Oct. 29.

While the majority of the bets on the Knights have been small in size, $10 and $20, there have been some larger wagers. Last week, the Westgate took bets between “$200 and $500” on the Knights, according to Sherman. And sportsbook operator CG Technology reported taking a $500 bet on Vegas when it was 100-1. That bet would net $50,000.blues-007

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