The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are always a great game and will be very fun to watch. However, some fans need a little extra juice on the game. If you are looking to bet on the Steelers and the Ravens, what are some of the best plays?
4. Najee Harris under 48.5 rushing yards for Pittsburgh Steelers
Najee Harris has gone over this total twice in the past two weeks, so we may be getting an extra yard or two of value here. When you look at the Ravens rush defense, and look at the Steelers rushing attack, the odds are that the Ravens will have some success, especially between the trenches.
The Ravens have a top-ten run defense in most metrics, and the Steelers are bottom-ten in rushing in similar areas. A lot of this comes from personnel. Michael Pierce has been a force this year, and he looks as healthy as in 2019, when he was at his best. Justin Madubuike is playing for a new contract, and Broderick Washington has been a powerful run defender as well.
The Indianapolis Colts are the only team to have any success rushing, and they were able to get outside the tackles and away from these three. That is because Jadeveon Clowney is a good run defender, but the rest of their edge rushers are not. So, the Steelers would be wise to go with Jaylen Warren, their outside runner, over the inside power of Najee Harris, who will run into a brick wall.
Harris has looked good the past two weeks, but the split between Harris and Warren actually dropped from 63% of the rushing attempts to 58%, and Warren went from 27% to 33% this past week. It may have been because of the blowout, but the split has been 58% to 30% all season as well. If anyone gets the yards this week, it will be Warren, and they may ride that hot hand. Fade Najee Harris after two weeks of going over.