Another week of football is upon us, meaning another week of the Baltimore Ravens leading the AFC North like it was nobody’s business is here. As the Ravens take their well deserved bye this weekend, the Joe Burrow-less Cincinnati Bengals, Deshaun Watson-less Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers will be in action come Sunday.
With all three teams showing issues in their passing game, for this week let’s focus our NFL prop betting picks on rushing. Without further ado, here’s a trio of the best rush-forward props for all AFC-North action this weekend.
Even if Warren Is Hot, Take Harris
There’s a reason the Steelers continue to trust Najee Harris as their main rushing weapon. Even with Jaylen Warren continuously showing he can be a perfect candidate to take over the team’s RB1 responsibilities in the near future, Harris will continue to be the team’s principal rusher until further notice.
After putting on a 99-rushing yard performance with 1 TD against the Bengals last weekend, taking Harris to surpass his over in yards for this game against the Arizona Cardinals is a must. Considering Arizona has one of the weakest run defenses, it should be a walk in the park for Harris to easily rush for more than 57.5 yards.
As our NFL betting lines hold Pittsburgh as favorites, bet on Harris to beat his over and sit back as the Steelers score their second win in a row on Sunday.
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Pick Ford To Ram LA with His Rushing Skills
Does anybody know who the Browns will be playing at QB this Sunday? As NFL news sites report newly signed veteran QB Joe Flacco will most likely be getting the ball against the Rams, all signs point toward Cleveland having to tape together some sort of offense to put on the field.
Even with the Browns not knowing who they’ll have as a passer, if there’s one thing all NFL betting odds fans can trust, it is that their rushing game, with Jerome Ford leading the pack, will surely bring the heat against a Rams defense that’s middle of the pack at best when stopping the run.
While I don’t necessarily see the Browns running up the scoreboard, Cleveland will surely be looking to hold as much possession on offense as possible. That ultimately means that a player like Ford could end up seeing his fair share of reps, averaging at least 13 in his last five games.
So, take Ford going for at least 61 rushing yards. It’s an NFL bet too good to pass up considering Cleveland’s offensive struggles.
Go with Mixon, But Receiving, Not Rushing
Closing off this week’s AFC North prop betting picks, one more rusher, probably the best in the bunch for many NFL odds fans, Cincinnati’s Joe Mixon. Unlike with the last two, don’t take Mixon for any rushing prop here, as he’ll be facing the fourth-best defense against the run. Instead, take him for receiving yards.
With QB Jake Browning still trying to get accustomed to being Cincinnati’s starting passer, he’ll be looking for Mixon more and more, especially on short pass plays where Mixon could bring his speed after reception as a perfect compement.
Having gone for 44 yards against the Steelers in last week’s defeat, as well as 31 against the Ravens the week before, Mixon could easily go for over 19.5 in two or three plays, so don’t miss your chance.
Questions Of The Day
Which AFC North QB will pass for the most yards in Week 13?
Kenny Pickett seems like the team best slated to pass for the most yards in the AFC North in Wek 13 as the Steelers face the Arizona Cardinals.
Which AFC North team will score the most points in Week 13?
Facing one of the worst defenses in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, take the Pittsburgh Steelers as the AFC North team that will score the most points in week 13.