Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Raiders vs. Steelers (12/24/2022) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Raiders vs. Steelers (12/24/2022)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
December 21, 2022
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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction (12/24/22)

Line: Raiders +3, Steelers -3
Total: 39.5

Las Vegas Raiders Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds Breakdown

The Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be meeting up late in the NFL season in week 16.

Pittsburgh is coming into this game as the favorite at -3, and the over/under is sitting at 39.5 points.

Las Vegas Raiders Preview

Las Vegas is coming off of a win over the New England Patriots, and they will try to finish the season strong.

The Raiders have had a difficult year so far, but they have cleaned their play up a bit in the past few weeks. They were able to get by the Patriots last week, and that is partly because they were able to stop Mac Jones pretty well, with him only being able to get 112 passing yards on 13/31 completion. Their pass defense was pretty solid, but they do need to clean up their run defense against the Steelers.

Najee Harris is a difficult player to slow down, and they need to try to contain him in this game. Las Vegas had trouble guarding Rhamondre Stevenson last week, with him having 172 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. That’s a very good stat line, and it won’t get any easier with Najee Harris making the plays this time. If they can clean that up, that would be very beneficial, but it won’t be easy.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are coming off of a win over the Carolina Panthers, and they will try to keep their playoff hopes alive against Las Vegas.

The Steelers have just had a weird year all the way around. It’s still difficult to tell who their quarterback for the future will be after Ben Roethlisberger retired, and that’s their biggest problem right now. They are not a bad team by any means, but they need to get a solid quarterback that they can continue to rely on.

If the Steelers win this game, it will most likely be because of Najee Harris. Harris has been pretty solid this season, and he isn’t easy for any team to stop. Especially for the Raiders, who clearly showed that they have some difficulty stopping the run game last week. If Najee has a difficult game, then their chances of winning this game could be in jeopardy.

Winner Prediction: Las Vegas Raiders +3

Both the Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers feel really evenly matched.

If this is a close game, don’t be surprised. But, the Raiders should be able to get the win over Pittsburgh.