New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers - 10/2/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) vs New York Jets (1-2)

Game Info: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Acrisure Stadium)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets clash Sunday afternoon in a week 4 NFL contest at Acrisure Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers also look to get off to a 2-2 start. The New York Jets look to get back to a .500 record. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-1-1 SU in their last 8 home games. Mitch Trubisky is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 569 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Diontae Johnson and Pat Freiermuth have combined for 334 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Chase Claypool has 11 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Najee Harris leads the way with 128 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 22 points and 394.7 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 35 tackles, Alex Highsmith has 4.5 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has 2 interceptions.

The New York Jets have lost 6 of their last 8 road games. Joe Flacco is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 901 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis have combined for 401 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Tyler Conklin has 18 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 84 yards per contest, and Michael Carter leads the way with 122 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 27 points and 336.3 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the New York Jets with 30 tackles, Quinnen Williams has 1.5 sacks and D.J. Reed has 1 interception.

The Jets are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in October. The Steelers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 5-2 in Jets last 7 road games. The under is 5-0 in Steelers last 5 home games. The Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The New York Jets are a miracle comeback away from being winless on the season, their offense doesn’t finish drives, and their defense is slightly below average across the board. The Pittsburgh Steelers have issues of their own, mainly at quarterback, but they do get after it defensively, and they’ve had extra time to rest and prepare for this game. The Steelers have also been one of the better home teams dating back to last season. While the numbers may not be pretty for either side through 3 games, it’s fair to say the Steelers are the better team here by a decent margin. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5

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