New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Jets at Steelers betting analysis has Pittsburgh as 5.5-point favorites, even as they begin the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. Part of that is the consistency of head coach Mike Tomlin and where he seems to always finish in the NFL standings. 

Of all of the NFL teams over the course of Tomlin’s tenure, he had the last losing season in 2003.

The NFL schedule is kind to Tomlin, giving him the Jets and their six straight losing seasons before he faces the Bills in Week 5.

Rivalry History

The Jets at Steelers odds reflect the lopsided nature of this rivalry. In 26 all-time meetings, Pittsburgh has won 20. Although the last NFL matchup between these two was won by the Jets in 2019, 16-10.

That game, however, doesn’t carry much relevance in 2022. That matchup featured Mason Rudolph vs. Sam Darnold and an old coaching regime in New York.

Matchup Trends

There are a number of obvious trends that inform our Jets at Steelers betting analysis. The Steelers are coming off a playoff season, even with a struggling Roethlisberger. 

He’s gone, but the defense is still good, led by the NFL odds favorite to win a second straight Defensive Player of the Year, T.J. Watt. The Jets at Steelers odds reflect Pittsburgh’s recent success, but also their traditional success.

They have been in the postseason in six of the last eight seasons, and the NFL stats that is most important is the 36 all-time postseason wins, the second most of all NFL teams.

For their opponent, the Jets, they have won 12 playoff games in team history and none since 2010. Other NFL stats that define this matchup are the Jets 29.6 points allowed per game in 2021, the worst in the league, vs. the Steelers giving up 23.4 points per game in 2021. 

That’s nearly six points per game difference, which is where the point spread opened.

Venue Information

The New York Jets play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a home stadium that they share with the New York Giants

It is one of two venues in the NFL that houses more than one team – SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles being the other. MetLife Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, the first and only time an open-air stadium in a cold weather city has hosted the NFL’s showcase event.

Betting Tips for New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

As you sit down to do your pre-game Jets at Steelers betting analysis, pay attention to how the New York rookies have started the season. 

Breece Hall is a second-round pick, and he is expected to lead a resurgent New York ground game. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson is also going to be a key part of a better offense.

But don’t forget about the Jets new defensive players. New cornerback Sauce Gardner and EDGE rusher Jermaine Johnson will have a significant effect on the final New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds. 

If they are playing well and making an impact early, they may be able to create problems for the new Pittsburgh starting quarterback.

Your Jets vs.  Steelers betting analysis should also look closely at how much of a leap Najee Harris has taken from year one to year two. He was great last season, rushing for 1,200 yards as a rookie, but with a yards per carry average of 3.9. 

If he can get that above 4.0, and among the NFL stats leaders, the Steelers will be dangerous. Keep this in mind when making NFL picks, and NFL picks against the spread.

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