Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders – Picks & Predictions

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders – Picks & Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: September 22, 2023 | Last Updated: September 25, 2023

Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season will bring us a meeting of old AFC Rivals on Sunday Night Football, with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) traveling to play the Las Vegas Raiders (1-1).

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Here, we’ll provide a closer look at this matchup and things to consider when betting on it.

Head-to-Head: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders

The Steelers and Raiders have played semi-frequently over the past few seasons, with nine meetings between them since the 2006 season. Fans who look back on that time and remember the Steelers as a regular playoff contender and the Raiders as a team in turmoil would be mostly right.

They’d also probably be surprised to learn that the Raiders won six of those nine meetings with the Steelers outright, and covered the spread in seven of them.

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Their last meeting, on Christmas Eve in 2022, bucked both trends. The Steelers won 13-10 over the Raiders, covering the 2.5-point spread. It was the first time the Steelers had won and covered against the Raiders since 2010.

Both teams enter this matchup with doubts circling about their status as contenders this season. Both teams are 1-1, but their victories came by a combined five points while their losses came by a combined 51.

How to Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders

Markets are available for every NFL game at online sportsbooks. Finding an opportunity to bet on the Steelers or Raiders, from a legal betting state, won’t be hard. Browse your available betting options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, and look out for any props you’d want to bet on that may only be available from certain providers or specific sportsbook promos.

Additionally, the Steelers and Raiders will release more information about their players’ availability due to injury as the game approaches. Look out for line movement related to any major news, and make sure you’re not submitting a bet based on a lack of information.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders Odds

  • Money Line: PIT +116, LV -136
  • Spread: LV -2.5
  • Total: 43.0

Betting Tips for Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders

  • The Steelers are 7-3 straight-up and ATS through their last ten games – covering in each win and failing to cover in each loss.
  • The Steelers are 4-1 in their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Steelers are 4-0 straight-up and ATS through their last four away games.
  • The Raiders have been favored in only three of their last ten games. They’ve gone 2-1 straight up and ATS through them.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders Predictions

The Raiders get some bonus to their line as the home team, but most fans who watched both games will tell you that the Steelers did more to earn their victory this season than the Raiders. If this game is decided by several points in either team’s favor, it’ll be seen as a statement game for the victor early in the season. Still, bettors looking at the Steelers as underdogs and thinking there’s money to be made might have a point.

Prediction: Steelers +2.5

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.