The Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders will play the Sunday Night Football game for Week 3 in the National Football League.
Fresh off an exhilarating Monday Night Football triumph, the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding high as their defense notched two touchdowns, securing a thrilling victory over the Browns. This victory has left them with a 1-1 record for the season.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders also boast a 1-1 record, having clinched a Week 1 victory against Denver before facing a tough challenge in Buffalo during Week 2.
In terms of NFL standings, the Raiders currently share the lead in the AFC West. The Las Vegas Raiders are -2.5 in this game at home, with a total of 43.5.
Check out NFL Week 3 betting odds, analysis, and free pick for Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Las Vegas Raiders.
SNF Steelers vs Raiders Odds and Betting Prediction for the Game | MyBookie NFL Week 3 Regular Season Preview
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders | Sunday Night Football NFL Week 3
ATS Odds: Raiders -2.5
Money line Odds: Steelers +117 / Raiders -143
Over/Under Odds: 43
Sunday, September 24th at 8:20 pm ET | NBC
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Road Steelers Come in as Underdogs
The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a pressing situation as they desperately need to ignite their offense. Thus far, the Steelers have managed a meager 33 points for the season, with a notable 14 of those points coming courtesy of their defense.
The offensive woes persist, as they only mustered a solitary touchdown in both Game 1 and Game 2. Their ground game is equally underwhelming, ranking 31st in the entire National Football League with a mere 48 yards per game.
Najee Harris, a key figure in their offensive plans, has seen his share of opportunities. Examining his stats reveals 16 carries but just 74 yards to accompany them.
The standout offensive moment from the recent Monday Night Football showdown was Kenny Pickett’s connection with George Pickens, resulting in the sole offensive touchdown. Pickens has amassed 163 yards through 9 receptions this season.
Adding to their challenges, Pittsburgh faces back-to-back road games, with the upcoming clash against the Texans in Houston.
The Steelers’ players acknowledge their good fortune to be at a 1-1 record and understand the imperative need to elevate their performance starting from Week 3 and onward.
Home Opener in Sin City
As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for their inaugural home game of the season, they eagerly anticipate the comfort of their own turf. Their homecoming coincides with a string of high-profile matchups, including the impending visit of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a Week 5 showdown with the Green Bay Packers, both under the prime-time spotlight.
However, the Raiders, much like the Steelers, have been grappling with offensive struggles, ranking a lowly 30th in rushing yards, averaging just 58 yards per game.
Josh Jacobs, their star running back, has been visibly frustrated, mustering a mere 46 yards on 28 carries throughout the season. On the flip side, wide receiver Davante Adams stands as the linchpin of the Raiders’ passing game, boasting impressive stats of 12 receptions, 150 yards, and a touchdown.
Currently perched atop the AFC West alongside the Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders outpace the winless Chargers and Broncos in the 2023 season. Despite these challenges, the Las Vegas Raiders maintain steady odds, buoyed by a consistent quarterback presence.
SNF Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders Betting Prediction | Raiders Grab Win at Home
The Las Vegas Raiders get their first opportunity to play before their home crowd. Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers will bring many fans to this game, but Allegiant Stadium is the home of the Raiders and the home of the Super Bowl.
Look for the Raiders to get the offense going more than previously and get on track. Jacobs and Adams finally get the touches they need, and the home team moves to 2-1 on the season. The Steelers fall to 1-2 with their inability to score consistently.
Take the Las Vegas Raiders -2.5 over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL Week 3 Pick: Las Vegas Raiders -2.5 | Bet Steelers vs Raiders
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game
Pittsburgh Steelers Last 5
Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report
|Name | Position||Status||DATE|
|Markus Golden LB||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Gunner Olszewski WR||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Larry Ogunjobi DT||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Minkah Fitzpatrick S||Questionable||Sep 21|
|Darnell Washington TE||Questionable||Sep 21|
AFC North Standings | Pittsburgh Steelers
Las Vegas Raiders Last 5
Las Vegas Raiders Injury Report
|Name | Position||Status||DATE|
|Jakorian Bennett CB||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Chris Smith II S||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Tyree Wilson DE||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Bilal Nichols DT||Questionable||Sep 20|
|Jakobi Meyers WR||Questionable||Sep 21|
AFC East Standings | Las Vegas Raiders
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||1||0||L1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||0||W1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0||2||0||L2|
Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders Betting Trends
- Pittsburgh Steelers have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 12 of their last 17 games (+8.25 Units / 41% ROI)
- Pittsburgh Steelers have hit the Moneyline in 12 of their last 20 games (+6.35 Units / 26% ROI)
- Pittsburgh Steelers have hit the 1H Game Total Over in 8 of their last 10 away games (+5.70 Units / 52% ROI)
- Pittsburgh Steelers have covered the Spread in 13 of their last 20 games (+5.30 Units / 24% ROI)
- Pittsburgh Steelers have hit the 1H Moneyline in 11 of their last 20 games (+5.05 Units / 21% ROI)
- Las Vegas Raiders have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in their last 7 games at home (+7.00 Units / 85% ROI)
- Las Vegas Raiders have covered the 2Q Spread in 11 of their last 17 games (+4.55 Units / 24% ROI)
- Las Vegas Raiders have hit the 2H Moneyline in 5 of their last 7 games at home (+4.10 Units / 44% ROI)
- Las Vegas Raiders have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 5 of their last 6 games at home (+4.00 Units / 59% ROI)
- Las Vegas Raiders have scored first in 11 of their last 18 games (+3.85 Units / 18% ROI)
The following NFL betting odds are based on MyBookie Sportsbook.
NFL Odds to Win this Season
|San Francisco 49ers||+300|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+510|
|Green Bay Packers||+7500|
|Los Angeles Rams||+8500|
|New Orleans Saints||+12000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+14000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+16000|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+40000|
|New York Jets||+55000|
|New York Giants||+85000|
|New England Patriots||+125000|
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