Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/24/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) vs Las Vegas Raiders (6-8)

Game Info: Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm (Acrisure Stadium)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 38.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers face off on Saturday in an NFL showdown at Acrisure Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was the Raiders that secured the 26-17 victory. 

The Raiders come into this game with a 6-8 record overall and they have gone 7-7 against the spread. In the last game against the New England Patriots the Raiders scored 30 points including the walk off touchdown, and they kept their season alive. Derek Carr completed 20 of his 38 passes for 231 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The Raiders are averaging 24.1 points while their defense is giving up 24.1 points per game. On the season Carr has thrown for 3,348 yards for 23 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Steelers who sit with a 6-8 record overall and they have gone 7-6-1 against the spread. In the last game against the Carolina Panthers the offense scored 24 points and were able to secure the eight point victory. Mitch Trubisky started under center and finished completing 17 of his 22 passes for 179 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The Steelers are averaging 17.9 points while their defense is giving up 22.07 points per game. Kenny Pickett was dealing with a concussion in the last game, but he will be good to go in this game. They need Pickett to have a strong game here. 

The Raiders are 6-0 in their last six games in Week 16. The Steelers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a losing record. The Raiders are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game. 

Even if Pickett back, I don’t trust this Steelers offense. The Steelers defense also isn’t as good as it once was, and the Raiders will find success. Look for another big game from Carr, and that will be enough for the Raiders to get the job done. You won’t need the points here. Back the Raiders on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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