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Jets vs Steelers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 4

On Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00 PM ET, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. CBS will carry the TV coverage for the game. In a matchup between two AFC teams, the Steelers are 3.5 favorites at home.

Jets vs Steelers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Where: Pittsburgh at Acrisure Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, October 2nd
  • Betting Odds PIT -3.5, NYJ +150 | PIT +-184 O/U 41.5

Can Joe Flacco Help Lead The Jets To A Road Upset At Pittsburgh?

This week, the New York Jets are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 27-12 to the Cincinnati Bengals. The loss was costly, as it came against a AFC opponent. New York lost the game by more than anticipated, as the oddsmakers placed New York as 6.5 point underdogs. With an over-under betting line of 46, the two teams fell below that figure as they combined for 39.

Compared to last year, where the Jets averaged 18.24 points per game, the team’s 12 was a disappointing performance.

For the game, New York ran the ball 20 times, compiling 76 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was Michael Carter, who finished with just 39 yards and a per attempt average of 3.5.

Quarterback Joe Flacco had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 285 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 53.77. Although Flacco racked up a lot of passing yards, he did not throw for a touchdown. Tyler Conklin was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 84 yards and 8 catches. New York throws the ball 52.0 times per game, ranking them 1st in the league. Currently, 77.3% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 3rd in the NFL.

So far, the Jets defense has sacked the opposing team’s quarterback 5 times, placing them just 28th in the NFL. On the season, they have generated QB hits at a rate closer to the league average at 18.4%.

Can Mitch Trubisky And The Steelers Take Care Of Business At Home?

In week 3, the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their AFC North matchup against the Browns by a score of 29-17. Pittsburgh entered the game as 4.5 point underdogs on the spread. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 46 points, which surpassed the betting line of 38.

The Steelers 17 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 20.18 points per game.

On the ground, Pittsburgh finished with a yard per carry figure of 4, leading to a total of 104 yards. In addition to running for 56 yards, Najee Harris ran for 1 scores.

On his way to throwing for 207 passing yards, Mitch Trubisky finished with a passer rating of 81.12. Although Trubisky did not find the endzone in the passing game, he was able to run for 1 touchdown. Leading the team’s passing attack was Diontae Johnson, who finished with 84 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 10.5. As a team, Pittsburgh ranks 28th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 182.67 per game. So far, 66.99% of their yards have come through the air, on a completion percentage of 60.46666666666666% (23rd).

Despite the team’s defense generating sacks at a high rate, 14.1st% is closer to the NFL average in QB hits.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

New York and Pittsburgh did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.

Over the last 5 matchups between New York and Pittsburgh, the Steelers have won 3 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 33.0 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Jets have averaged 13.0 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Pittsburgh at 20.0.

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Jets vs Steelers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Jets 3.5