Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6) at New York Jets (5-9)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Jets +3 -- Over/Under: 37

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets meet Sunday in week 16 NFL action at MetLife Stadium.

The Pittsburgh Steelers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three of their last four road games. Mason Rudolph is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,636 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rudolph and Delvin Hodges have combined for 17 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. James Washington and Diontae Johnson have combined for 1,239 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while JuJu Smith-Schuster has 38 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 91.5 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 432 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 18.5 points and 307.4 yards per game. Terrell Edmunds leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 94 tackles, T.J. Watt has 13 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has five interceptions.

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The New York Jets look to play spoiler after winning four of their last six games. The New York Jets have won their last three home games. Sam Darnold is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,642 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Darnold has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder have combined for 1,436 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Demaryius Thomas has 36 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 77.6 yards per contest, and Le’Veon Bell leads the way with 676 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 24.5 points and 328.6 yards per game. Jamal Adams leads the New York Jets with 64 tackles, Jordan Jenkins has seven sacks and Neville Hewitt has two interceptions.

The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Jets are 3-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 16-5 in Steelers last 21 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Jets last 7 home games. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have more to play for with their playoff hopes on the line, and nobody in their right mind would take Adam Gase over Mike Tomlin. However, I'm not laying chalk with the Steelers on the road as long as Delvin Hodges is the quarterback. The guy was absolutely awful last week at home against Buffalo, and the Steelers offense overall has scored 20 or less points in five of their last six games. The New York Jets have had recent success at home and would enjoy to end the playoff hopes of another AFC team. Give me the free field goal as more of a fade of the Steelers quarterback. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Jets +3

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