Steelers vs. Cardinals Prediction: 2 Bets for Week 13 Game

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) celebrates after a touchdown during an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion Nov 30, 2023, 6:10 PM
  • The Steelers are -5.5 against the Cardinals.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 at home this season, while Arizona is 0-6 on the road.
  • The Steelers have won four of six since their bye week.

Ahead of Week 13’s game, I’m here to provide a pair of Cardinals vs. Steelers predictions. 

Winners of four of their last six, the Steelers are suddenly alive to win the AFC North. At 7-4, head coach Mike Tomlin’s side is only a game behind the Ravens in the loss column. 

Meanwhile, Arizona has lost two straight after picking up a win over the Falcons. Although their offense has improved under Kyler Murray, their defense has still struggled. 

Here’s a look at the NFL betting lines for Sunday’s game, as well as my bets for the contest. 

Steelers vs. Cardinals Betting Odds

  • Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline: -250
  • Arizona Cardinals Moneyline: +200
  • Game Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 
  • Game Total: 41 Points

Steelers vs. Cardinals Predictions

Same Game Parlay: Steelers Moneyline & Cardinals Spread (+10.5) (+155)

As noted in my NFL Week 13 Survivor strategy, I’ll be shocked if the Steelers lose this game outright. 

They’re far and away the better team and are 2-0 at home against teams with losing records. Conversely, the Cardinals are 0-6 away from home. 

That said, the Steelers love to play close games, so I’m confident the Cardinals can keep this game within 10 points. 

Of Pittsburgh’s 11 games this season, all but two have finished within 10 points. 

Shrink the sample to their seven wins, and bettors will find they’ve won exactly zero by 10 or more points. 

Arizona’s an entirely different team with Kyler Murray, so expect them to keep it within this number. 

Najee Harris Over 55.5 Rushing Yards (-115) 

Say a prayer for the Cardinals run defense on Sunday. 

Truthfully, I’m fine with either Harris or Jaylen Warren Over 58.5 Rushing Yards (-115). However, Harris offers more safety, given his recent workload. 

Over the last four games, Harris averaged 14.75 carries per game, while Warren is averaging only 12. 

With higher volume, Harris offers a better chance to clear his number against a Cardinals run defense that has looked abysmal of late. 

Over the last three games, Arizona has allowed two opponents to rush for more than 180 yards. Those three opponents – Atlanta, Houston and the Rams – average an adjusted line yards placement of 14.3. 

Now they face the Steelers, who rank 11th in adjusted line yards per attempt and third in rushing yards per attempt. 

Regarding Harris, he’s cleared this number in three of the last four games. His only failure came against the Browns, who count themselves as a top rushing defense. 

With enough volume, expect Harris to clear a lower number.

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.