On Sunday Night Football, SportsLine’s proven model simulated the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Las Vegas Raiders. 10,000 times
On Sunday Night Football, the Las Vegas Raiders (1-1) face the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) in an AFC matchup. Last season, these two teams met, and the Steelers won 13-10. Prior to the game, Las Vegas had won three of the previous four meetings with Pittsburgh. In 2023, both defenses failed to get off to a good start. The Steelers rank 30th in total defense (399.5 yards per game), while Las Vegas is 22nd in yards allowed (355).
The game will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders versus. Steelers odds have Las Vegas as a three-point favorite, with the total points scored set at 43.5. Before making any Steelers vs. Raiders choices or NFL predictions, you should consult the SportsLine Projection Model.
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— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 25, 2023
The algorithm has now settled on Raiders vs. Steelers as another solid against-the-spread selection. Only SportsLine has the model’s selection. Here are some NFL odds and betting lines for the Steelers vs. Raiders game:
Steelers against. Raiders spread: Raiders -3
Over/under for Raiders vs. Steelers: 43.5 points
Money line for Raiders vs. Steelers: Raiders -155, Steelers +132
PIT is 11-7-1 against the spread since the start of the 2022 season, while LV is 9-10 ATS since the start of the 2022 season.
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Why the Raiders are capable of covering
End of the defensive line Maxx Crosby is one of the league’s greatest pass rushers. Crosby has a superb strategy for getting after the quarterback and uses his powerful hands to get into the backfield. So far in his career, the 26-year-old has 38.5 sacks. Crosby has five total tackles and one sack in Week 1.
In the center of the field, Las Vegas has two athletic linebackers. Robert Spillane, a linebacker, plays with remarkable anticipation and awareness. Spillane has good reflexes in the run game and makes good tackles in space. The Western Michigan graduate has the most overall tackles (21) on the team, as well as two tackles for loss and one sack. Divine Deablo, a second-year linebacker, is an athletic defender. Deablo swiftly analyzes plays while being disciplined. The Virginia Tech product ranks second on the team with 19 total stops and one sack. Check out which team to select here.
Why the Steelers are capable of covering
Because of its playmakers, the Steelers offense is capable of putting up big numbers. George Pickens is a big-time athlete with solid hands who can also make plays after the catch. Pickens has excellent body control and can make contested receptions with ease. The 22-year-old has the most receiving yards (163) on nine catches and one touchdown. Pickens had four catches for 127 yards last week, including a 71-yard touchdown catch.
Kenny Pickett is in his second season as the Steelers’ starting quarterback. Pickett possesses excellent throw velocity and the agility to pick up yards with his legs. He’s completed 60% of his attempts for 454 yards and two throwing touchdowns in two games. Running back Jaylen Warren presents a consistent receiving threat out of the backfield for the Steelers. Warren leads the team with 78 receiving yards on nine receptions. Check out which team to select here.