Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 24 (12/24) NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 24 (12/24) NFL

Odds

Time 8:15 p.m. EST
Raiders money line -290
Raiders spread +2.5 (-110)
Steelers money line +240
Steelers spread -2.5 (-110)
Over / under 43.5

 

2022 season stats

  Las Vegas Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers
Record 5-7 3-9
Home / road record 2-5 2-5
Points per game 24.5 16.8
Points allowed per game 24.9 23.0
O/U 6-5-1 5-7
Pass yards per game 254.5 221.0
Rush yards per game 125.0 87.5
Total yards per game 380.5 308.5
Total yards allowed per game 384.5 347.0

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue at home and will host the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night at the Acrisure Stadium. These teams haven't faced each other since 18-19 season where the Steelers took the win 33-14.

 

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders get here with a 5-7 record and are 2-5 on the road so far this season ranking 3rd in the AFC West. In their last game at home, they beat the Chargers 27-20. Adams caught eight passes for 177 yards, surpassing 1,000 yards for the fourth time since 2018. Josh Jacobs rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, the team has struggled, allowing 254.5 passing yards, and allowing 125.5 rushing yards per game. They are allowing 24.7 points per game. But, during this three game winning streak they have allowed an average of 23 points per game. 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers get here with a 3-7 record and are 1-4 on the road ranking 4th in AFC North. In their last game, they lost 30-37 against the Bengals. Rookie Kenny Pickett tossed for 265 yards and a touchdown, while Najee Harris rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns, but the NFL's second-lowest scoring offense stalled after halftime. The Steelers gained only 52 yards on their first six possessions of the second half and converted two short fields into three points.

Pittsburgh's defense ranks 28th in the country, allowing 375.5 yards per game. Per game, the Steelers allow 103.4 yards rushing and 272.1 yards passing. Pittsburgh ranks 26th in the NFL with an average of 24.4 points allowed per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Las Vegas' last 6 games.

Las Vegas are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Steelers.

Las Vegas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against LA Steelers.

Las Vegas are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road..

Las Vegas are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Steelers.

LA Steelers are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Steelers' last 6 games.

LA Steelers are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.

 

Prediction

The Steelers have been up and down this season but they have won 4 of their last 5 games and the defense is still one of the toughest in the league allowing only 18 points per game. The Raiders aren't that great defensively but have a lot of good players in the offense that can give a lot of trouble to the Steelers. However, playing at home and in prime time will give the Steelers the confident they need to win this game. 

PICK: Steelers +2.5 (-110)

 
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