The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns are gearing up for their final contest of the 2022 season. Here are the three best prop bets you can make on the game.
With the 2022 season coming to a close, this could be your last opportunity to potentially win a little cash while watching your favorite football team. Obviously, we hope the Pittsburgh Steelers will have luck on their side and earn a playoff berth following the results of the early slate this Sunday in Week 18, but that’s certainly not guaranteed to happen.
This game has enough meaning on it’s own to keep fans at the edge of their seats, as it will take a win from Pittsburgh plus losses from New Englan and Miami to get into the post-season. However, for those looking to incentivize it even further, here are the three best prop bets you can make for Steelers vs Browns in Week 18.
Najee Harris OVER 72.5 Rushing Yards Prop Bet (-120)
Najee Harris has been running with a purpose since the bye week, as the second-year pro seems to have some new life. Obviously, it helps when the offensive lin is paving roads on the ground like they have been. Week 17 against the Ravens marked the first time since 2017 in which a pair of Steelers running backs each rushed for over 75 yards in a game.
Last week, Najee earned 111 yards with Jaylen Warren chipping in 76 of his own. The Browns rank 25th in the NFL in rush defense — allowing 134.4 yards per game, according to Team Rankings. Considering that Harris has topped 80 yards five times since the bye week, we like him to do so again against the Browns at -120 odds, via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Amari Cooper OVER 60.5 Receiving Yards Prop Bet (-115)
Amari Cooper killed the Steelers the first time around with 7 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. After taking some time to adjust to the quarterback change, now that Deshaun Watson is at the helm, Cooper has earned 177 yards and 2 touchdowns over his previous two contests. ‘
Cooper simply knows how to get open and, despite a number of down games earlier this year, we like him to top 60.5 receiving yards this week — especially against Steelers suspect boundary cornerbacks who are dealing with injuries.
Kenny Pickett UNDER 196.5 Passing Yards Prop Bet (-115)
We would love to see Kenny Pickett blow past 200 passing yards and end the season on a high note in terms of box score numbers. However, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that he may not do so in the regular-season finale. Pickett has topped the 200-yard mark just twice since Week 7, though it’s worth noting that he fell just short on several other occasions.
Still, Cleveland has the 7th-ranked pass defense this year in terms of yards allowed per game — giving up just 196.7 per contest. For as hard as it already is for the Steelers passing game to put up gaudy numbers through the air, we like the under on Pickett’s passing yards prop bet this week at -115 odds.
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