The battle of the Steelers vs Ravens is always a close contest. As the Pittsburgh Steelers cling to their playoff hopes, they’ll travel to Baltimore for a classic AFC North battle with the Ravens.
When these two teams met just a few weeks ago, the Ravens snuck away with a narrow 16-14 victory, but playoffs blood is in the water, and Pittsburgh needs to eat.
The Ravens will yet again miss Lamar Jackson, and while their offense hasn’t been moving the ball, they’re 3-1 without their MVP quarterback and could still claim the AFC North crown if a couple of things go right.
Top Player Props for Steelers vs Ravens
While I can’t imagine seeing an offensive explosion tonight, especially with an o/u of 35 points, there are three props I like, and I’ll tell you why. Let’s start with the second-round pick out of the National Championship-bound Georgia Bulldogs.
George Pickens – 70+ Yards Receiving
The Ravens will be without cornerback Marcus Peters for the second week in a row, so I like a big day from George Pickens. Opposite corner Marlon Humprey should have his hands full with Pickens running mate Diontae Johnson, which could free things up.
That’s the case I’m making for the matchup, but there’s been more to Pickens this season than meets the traditional eye. On routes of 20+ yards, Pickens grades higher than names like Tyreek Hill and CeeDee Lamb, according to PFF. Furthermore, about 33% of Pickens’ total targets in 2022 have come on passes 20 yards or deeper.
Translation, he likes the ball deep, and over the last three weeks, Pickens has averaged 62.7 receiving yards per game. I think he does even better this evening against a banged-up Baltimore secondary.
Where to bet: you can get this one from FanDuel Sportsbook at the fantastic odds of +390
Kenny Pickett – Over 29.5 Pass Attempts
Kenny Pickett‘s been forced to do a little more with his arm than you’d expect from the rookie, but when he starts and finishes a game, he’s averaging 35.4 pass attempts per game.
That’s a lot of volume for a team averaging just 204.6 passing yards per game, but we love volume. Against this Ravens defense that allows the 3rd least rushing yards per game, I’d expect Pickett to air it out.
Although you aren’t getting the best odds here, it’s a tasty, lower-risk prop that you could turn into a larger parlay for the showdown between the Steelers vs Ravens.
Where to bet: this one’s on DraftKings at -145 odds. You can do better, but maybe throw it into a parlay and make some money.
J.K. Dobbins – Anytime Touchdown Scorer
The last time J.K. Dobbins saw the Steelers, he put together his best game of the season, averaging 8.0 yards per carry on his way to scoring his second touchdown of 2022.
While the Steelers’ impressive rushing defense isn’t far behind the Ravens, ranked 6th in the NFL, the Ravens have averaged just 129.3 yards per game under the tutelage of Tyler Huntley.
I’d put money on the Ravens, leaning heavily on the running game, controlling the clock, and getting Dobbins going as they warm up for the 2022 postseason- a typical gameplan for the classic Steelers vs Ravens matchup.
Where to bet: you can get Dobbins to score a touchdown at any time for +200 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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