Being a team in the AFC North right now can mean one of two things. Either you are a conference playoff hopeful, or you are starting to realize it’s time to start thinking about next season.
The Baltimore Ravens are on that first scenario and are one of our Super Bowl LVIII odds favorites for the season. The Cleveland Browns are not there yet but are a team to watch for as the season progresses.
In the second scenario, there are the Pittsburgh Steelers, who while good, are not really offering any reassuring signs, especially after firing OC Matt Canada. And then there’s the Cincinnati Bengals, who without Joe Burrow could easily just kiss their season away.
As week 12 is upon us, let’s run down a trio of the top AFC North NFL prop betting picks for Sunday’s action.
Here’s a look at some NFL odds to consider!
With Burrow Out, Trust Mixon to Score
Is it still too early to call it a season for the Cincinnati Bengals? After losing Joe Burrow and having to rely on Jake Browning to lead the team’s offense, is there any hope left for this team?
Maybe, just maybe, if Joe Mixon continues on his recent scoring streak, having recorded at least one TD in his last four games. As the Bengals enter a new reality of perennial underdogs, if you want any NFL betting tips that might pin up the Bengals in any favorable form, taking Mixon to have at least one TD against the Steelers on Sunday might just be the best tip in the land.
NFL Pick: Joe Mixon at least 1 TD (+110)
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Warren on Fire, Bet on Him
I might be speaking for myself, or for all fantasy football fans who have Pittsburgh’s RB Jaylen Warren in their lineups, but God bless Warren for being so on fire. Warren is by far Pittsburgh’s best option when running the ball, even if Najee Harris continues to get an ample number of rushing opportunities game in and game out.
In his last two games, Warren has rushed for over 100 yards, posting 101 against the Green Bay Packers and 129 against the Browns. With Cincinnati’s defense against the rush giving out yards like it was a going out of business giveaway, taking Warren to have 70 or more rushing yards and Pittsburgh beating the Burrow-less Bengals is a must for NFL betting fans.
Pick Jackson to Have Field Day vs LA’s Reeling Pass Defense
When you think of NFL MVP odds favorites, tell me Lamar Jackson doesn’t automatically stand out as your top pick? When you look at Jackson’s stats, you’ll see that Jackson is putting up some of his best offensive numbers, especially in his passing game.
Now, imagine having Jackson square off against the team with the worst pass defense in the league. For fans looking for an NFL prop bet that screams winner, taking Jackson’s over in passing yards here feels like a gift from the heavens.
As Jackson continues to lead the Baltimore Ravens on the road to secure the No.1 seed in this year’s AFC playoffs, take his over in this game and get ready to make some easy money.
Questions Of The Day
Which AFC North teams are most likely to exceed expectations and cover the spread in Week 12?
With one of the best defenses in the league and an offense led by MVP favorite Lamar Jackson, I say take the Baltimore Ravens to exceed expectations and cover the NFL spread in week 12.
Which AFC North team has the most favorable schedule down the stretch and is poised for a strong finish to the season?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.