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Steelers-Chiefs: Top 3 Prop Bets

National sportswriter Mike Tierney gives his three best prop bets for Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoff game between Pittsburgh and Kansas City.
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These are not your grandfather's Chiefs. The offense has perked up, in tandem with the return units.

The Steelers lay claim to the league's best RB. Those are some clues leading into my three prop plays for the projected closest matchup of the weekend.

Will Le'Veon Bell score a touchdown? Yes (-135), Westgate SuperBook

Well, duh. The Steelers' bell-cow has reached paydirt in six of the past eight games. Though K.C. is stingy on rushing TDs allowed, its defense yields 4.4 yards per attempt, tied for ninth highest. If QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is limited at all, he will look more than usual for Bell to take care of the scoring.

Total completions by Alex Smith, Over 21.5 (-110), Westgate SuperBook

The Chiefs are a run-first team. Smith has topped this total just once in the past six games. But TE Travis Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill have juiced up the receiving corps. Smith completed 29 passes in his latest post-season outing and 30 three playoff games ago. Warning: Hold off on this one in case the weather forecast, which now calls for snow and ice, worsens.

Longest touchdown, Over 42.5 yards (-110), BetOnline.ag

Two words: Tyreek Hill. The K.C. dude is a return touchdown waiting to happen. And if it doesn't, Roethlisberger averages 10.94 yards per attempt, nearly two yards more than the No. 2 passer. Built into that figure are a bunch of long completions. Look for him to go deep often, with peerless WR Antonio Brown on the receiving end.

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