Free NFL Picks Today: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders 12/24/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders 12/24/22
Sat 24th December 2022

The Las Vegas Raiders (6-8, 2-6 Away) are on the road to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8, 2-4 Home) at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday. The Steelers are 2.5-point favorites, and the total is 38.5. Las Vegas is coming off a 30-24 win over the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday.

Derek Carr threw for 231 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Josh Jacobs ran 22 times for 93 yards. Keelan Cole caught two passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh beat the Carolina Panthers 24-16 at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.

Mitch Trubisky was 17 of 22 for 179 yards. Najee Harris carried 24 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. Diontae Johnson was targeted 10 times, hauling in 10 receptions for 98 yards.


The Raiders won the only game between the teams last season, a 26-17 victory in September. Derek Carr threw two touchdowns for Las Vegas.


The Raiders are averaging 24.1 points per game for the season, 10th in the NFL, and they are facing a Steelers defense that has surrendered 22.1 PPG (13th). Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has scored 17.9 points a game this season, 27th in the league, and Las Vegas is allowing 24.1 PPG (23rd).

The Raiders rank 14th in the league in passing yards per game (244.6) and 13th in rushing (126.2), while the Steelers are 23rd in passing yards allowed per game (252.3) and seventh against the run (109.0).

Pittsburgh is 24th in the league in passing yards per game (218.1) and 18th in rushing (116.1), while the Raiders are allowing 256.5 passing yards (25th) and 117.4 rushing yards per game (15th).

Las Vegas has found the end zone on 49% of trips to the red zone this season, sixth lowest in the NFL, averaging 2.8 trips a game (27th).


Through 14 games, Derek Carr has thrown for 23 touchdowns (11 INT) and 239.1 yards per game to lead Las Vegas in passing. In eight away games this season, he has 13 TDs (9 INT) and an average of 242.2 yards passing. Josh Jacobs leads the team in rushing with an average of 106.8 yards a game over 14 games.

He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Davante Adams is the Raiders’ leading receiver with 91.1 yards a game and 12 TDs. He is averaging 6.1 receptions on 10.8 targets per game.Kenny Pickett has four passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 179.7 yards per game through 10 games to lead Pittsburgh.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for two TDs (5 INT) and an average of 130.2 yards. Najee Harris has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 56.4 yards a game through 14 games.

He has eight total touchdowns, six rushing and two receiving. Diontae Johnson has been a key target in the Steelers’ passing game, averaging 53.2 yards per game through 14 appearances. Diontae Johnson is averaging 8.8 targets per game (5.5 receptions).

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Pittsburgh Steelers (-130)

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