The Oakland Raiders aren’t looking like the same team we’ve seen over the last decade for a multitude of reasons, thanks largely in part to a young offense that’s finding its groove. But in light of Week 8’s 34-20 victory over the New York Jets, Oakland will need to gain some consistency. Derek Carr’s squad, who closed as 3-point underdogs in that game, are just 2-10 SU and ATS in their last 12 games after winning as dogs the previous week.
- The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Steelers.
- The Steelers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as home favorites in November.
- The total has gone over in seven of the Raiders’ last eight games after an ATS win.
Pittsburgh lost to division rival Cincinnati last week but suffered an even bigger loss on the field. Star running back Le’Veon Bell was forced to leave the game with a knee injury, and has since been ruled out for the season due to a torn MCL.
One good bit of news for bettors of the Steel Curtain is the club’s ability to bounce back after a loss. Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games after coming up short the previous week.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The point spread was settled in at -6 for the host Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the week, but had fallen to -4 as of Friday afternoon according to Bodog. The over under betting line was hovering around 47.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 23-21 result in favor of the Raiders on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Oakland Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-4 overall and 4-2-2 ATS against the spread, while the Raiders are 4-3 and 4-3 ATS. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 1-7 on the OU, and Oakland is 5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Oakland injuries news.
The game pits the Pittsburgh Steelers, currently No. 12 in our Odds – VSB
NFL Power Rankings, against the Oakland Raiders, who rate No. 24 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 23-ranked offense (21 PPG) against a Oakland Raiders defense that ranks No. 20 at 24.71 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 223.38 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (302.14 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league’s No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 75.67 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out, Derek Carr threw for 4 scores and 333 yards in leading his team past New York at O.co Coliseum.
In their last gridiron battle, Heath Miller did much of the damage, producing 105 receiving yards but Pittsburgh managed to defeat the Steelers 16-10 at Heinz Field.
- Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Oakland is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland home to Minnesota, Sunday, November 15th
Pittsburgh home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 15th