Steelers vs Ravens best player prop bets to make in Week 13

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Here are the best player prop bets to gamble on in Week 13. 

The Steelers haven’t found a lot of success during the month of November, and Mike Tomlin is no doubt hoping for better luck in December. Over the past month, Pittsburgh has had injuries to T.J. Watt, Ben Roethlisberger, and Minkah Fitzpatrick. It’s also evident that losing Stephon Tuitt and Tyson Alualu for the season is bigger than what many fans anticipated.

Meanwhile, the Ravens are pulling off narrow victories in recent weeks, but their team has been decimated by injuries so far this year. Though it isn’t always pretty, Baltimore has been finding a way to win.

With John Harbaugh’s team pretty close to locking up a playoff spot already, this game means more for the Steelers, as they can ill-afford to drop to 5-6-1 on the season. Pittsburgh has shown some trends in recent weeks, and for those of you who are interested in putting a bit more incentive on the game, here are the best player prop bets you could make this week:

Steelers RB Najee Harris UNDER 57.5 rushing yards

Since struggling to move the football in 2020, the entire Steelers organization placed a heavy emphasis on trying to improve the running game this year. However, their efforts have clearly fallen short.

Over the past two weeks, first-round running back Najee Harris has combined for just 20 carries and 62 rushing yards (3.1 yards per attempt). In Week 12 against the Browns, Baltimore’s improved defense held Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to just 2.4 yards per carry and 40 total rushing yards on the afternoon.

While a stellar defensive performance is usually hard to repeat, it may not be so difficult against one of the league’s worst rushing teams this week. Betting odds from WynnBET set the over/under at 57.5 rushing yards for Harris this week at -115 odds. Based on the matchup and what I’ve seen in recent weeks, I’ll take the under.

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