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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
September 24, 2023
The Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back from their week 1 loss with a win on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns while the Raiders looked hopeless offensively in their loss against the Buffalo Bills and have not looked competent offensively at the beginning of the season as they are only averaging 13.5 points per game which is tied for the lowest average in the NFL this season. Which team will improve to above .500 with a win in this matchup? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a 26-22 win at home against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night while covering the 2-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright. Pittsburgh scored 26 points while compiling 255 total yards offensively which included 222 passing yards and 55 rushing yards while allowing 22 points and 408 total yards defensively which included 235 passing yards and 198 rushing yards. Kenny Pickett led the team in passing, completing 15 of 30 attempts for 222 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Najee Harris led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 43 yards. George Pickens led the team in receiving, catching four of ten targets for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Las Vegas enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 10-38 loss on the road against the Buffalo Bills while failing to cover the 7.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 2 of the NFL season. The Raiders scored 10 points while compiling 240 yards offensively which included 185 passing yards and 55 rushing yards while allowing 38 points and 450 total yards defensively which included 274 passing yards and 183 rushing yards. Jimmy Garoppolo led the team in passing, completing 16 of 24 attempts for 185 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Tre Tucker led the team in rushing with one carry for 34 yards. Davante Adams led the team in receiving, catching six of eight targets for 84 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Las Vegas Raiders listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night in week 3 of the NFL season. Las Vegas has won six of the last ten and two of the last three matchups while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Pittsburgh is 1-1 ATS overall and 1-1 ATS as an underdog while the Las Vegas Raiders are 1-1 ATS overall on the year.
Despite both teams being .500 on the season neither has looked competent offensively and both have struggled defensively as well. However, Las Vegas has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Las Vegas Raiders -2 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Las Vegas Raiders -2
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