This week, the Steelers and Bengals meet for an AFC North divisional rematch between two teams fighting for a playoff spot in the conference. The division title is still up for grabs, as well, as the Ravens haven’t fully locked in the top spot. I see this game as a sneaky-high scoring contest, which means there should be plenty of value for player props. In this article, I’ll share with you my favorite player props for the game. You can use the player prop search tool below to find the best value available in your betting market.
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Joe Burrow Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns
I believe this will be a relatively high-scoring game, and there are several angles you can go with for Burrow’s props. I’m targeting passing touchdowns in this game after the Steelers allowed Justin Herbert to throw for three touchdowns last week. The Steelers get Minkah Fitzpatrick and T.J. Watt back this week, but Burrow threw for three touchdowns the last time these teams played and had thrown for over 1.5 touchdowns in each of his first eight games this season. His touchdown percentage was always set to regress a bit, but I have no problem getting him at this line here in what should be a strong performance.
Najee Harris Over 16.5 Rushing Attempts
Before last week’s game, Najee Harris had been on a five-game streak of 22+ rushing attempts as the Steelers have made the run game more and more of a priority. Pittsburgh fell behind by multiple scores early in the game against the Chargers, which led to them abandoning the run they looked to throw to get back into the game. The game script should be more conducive to the run in this game, and Ben Roethlisberger’s improving efficiency helps a ton as the Steelers have been on the field for more plays recently. This line is an over-reaction to last week, and I’m back in on Harris having a heavy workload.
Joe Mixon Over 2.5 Receptions
Joe Mixon has been gradually getting more involved in the Bengals’ passing attack as he’s averaged 2.8 catches per game over his last five with 4+ in three of those games. Mixon is a very capable pass-catcher, and Cincy should make him a focal point of the passing offense in an effort to make life easier on Burrow against a ferocious pass rush. You can also take a look at the line of 14.5 receiving yards for Mixon, a line he’s surpassed in three of his last five games. With the Bengals needing to air out the offense a bit more against an ascending Steelers’ offense, I’m expecting a solid receiving game for the team’s lead back.
T.J. Watt Over 3.5 Tackles
I don’t usually go with defensive props here, but this line feels low for a potential Defensive Player of the Year candidate. T.J. Watt is expected to be back in the lineup after missing last week’s game, and he should be fired up to get back in action. The stud edge rusher has 4+ tackles in three of his previous four games and has averaged 4.2 tackles per game over his last five. With the Bengals looking to emphasize the run game, Watt will have plenty of opportunities for tackles close to the line of scrimmage. He’s one of the best defensive players in the game, and this is a spot where I feel you can trust him.