Cardinals vs Steelers Prediction - NFL Picks 12/3/23

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) vs Arizona Cardinals (2-10)

Game Info: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Acrisure Stadium)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -6 -- Over/Under: 41 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers face off on Sunday in an NFL showdown at Acrisure Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Cardinals vs Steelers prediction.

Steelers Continue to Win Close Games

The Steelers haven’t looked exactly dominant at any point this season but they continue to win games, and coming into this game they sit with a 7-4 record overall. Last Sunday the Steelers faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals, and they were able to secure the 16-10 victory. Kenny Pickett completed 24 of his 33 passes for 278 yards. Najee Harris also finished with 15 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers are averaging 16.5 points while the defense is giving up 18.6 points per game. The defense is ranked 5th in the league and they are going to need to lean on the defense again here to find success. 

Steelers Betting Trends

  • The Steelers have lost each of their last two Week 13 games as home favorites.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the Steelers' last five games.
  • The Steelers have scored the first touchdown in 14 of their last 15 games as home favorites against NFC opponents.
  • The Steelers have lost the first quarter in four of their last five December games as home favorites.
  • The Steelers have won the first half in each of their last five December games as favorites against NFC opponents.

Cardinals Defense Looks to Bounce Back

The Cardinals are looking for their third straight win and they are going to need the defense to step up here in a big way here. In the last game against the Los Angeles Rams, the Cardinals gave up 37 points and they ended up losing by 23 points. Kyler Murray did have a strong game completing 27 of his 45 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals are averaging 17.2 points while their defense is giving up 26.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 31st and that has put a ton of pressure on Murray and the rest of the offense to carry the team. 

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last nine Sunday road games.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven road games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Cardinals have won the first quarter in each of their last three games as underdogs.
  • The favorites have won the first half in each of the Cardinals' last seven Week 13 games.
  • Each of the Cardinals' last four road games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Cardinals vs Steelers Betting Prediction

The Steelers are going to find success here. The Steelers are giving up only 18.6 points per game and they are going to have no issue locking down the Cardinals offense here. The Cardinals defense is ranked 31st and they are going to really struggle here. Look for Kenny Pickett to have one of his best games of the season and that is going to be the difference here as Pittsburgh is going to get the job done here. Back the Steelers against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Steelers -6

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