Raiders vs Steelers Lines, Prediction & Pick - NFL Week 16 Odds

Raiders vs Steelers Lines, Prediction & Pick – NFL Week 16 Odds

While this weekend will go a long way toward deciding which 14 teams will be in the playoffs, we are probably going to need to wait until the final week of the season to get the complete picture. We will, tough, potentially see a few more teams clinch or get officially eliminated from contention this weekend. One game that will see at least one team officially removed from the playoff race is the Sunday night game between the Steelers and Raiders. It seems likely that both teams will miss out this season, but this is always an iconic matchup. It is especially so with the passing of Steeler great Franco Harris this weekend, with his Immaculate Reception catch against the Raider sure to be shown on repeat. The Steelers are in as a 2 ½ point home favorite, with the point total set at 38. Check out odds, analysis, and a free pick for Las Vegas Raiders versus Pittsburgh Steelers so you can get ready to bet against the NFL Lines.

NFL Week 16 Betting Preview for Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh

Las Vegas vs Pittsburgh Odds and Match Info

  • When: Saturday, December 24 at 8:15 PM EST
  • Where: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh
  • TV: NFL Network

Why bet on the Las Vegas Raiders

After all the turmoil that the Raiders experienced last season, this year was supposed to be a fresh start. A new head coach and a brilliant move that brought Davante Adams to Sin City seemed like the perfect way to wipe away the memory of the previous season and focus on winning football games. To say that things have not gone according to plan is putting things rather mildly. The Raiders are sitting at 6-8 and on the brink of elimination. They are, though, coming off a win over the Patriots last weekend and looking to end the season on a positive note. The Raiders are also 4-1 SU in their last 5, although that run looks to be too little too late. They have owned the Steelers of late, winning 4 of the last 5 and covering in 5 of their last 7 visits to the Steel City. 4 of their last 5 road games have gone UNDER the point total.

Why bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers

It has been unfamiliar territory for the Steelers this season, as it looks as though they might be headed for their first losing season in the Mike Tomlin era. It’s an outcome that isn’t totally surprising when you consider that they had salary cap issues and were looking for a new QB after the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger. Speaking of the QB situation, it looks like the rookie, Kenny Pickett, will get the start on Saturday night after missing last weekend after being put in concussion protocol. He was starting to come into his own before the injury, helping the Steelers to win 4 of their last 6. The Steelers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games, but just 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games played in the month of December. The UNDER has hit in 8 of their last 10 home games.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think we are looking at a close one here, with the outcome likely to be decided by a field goal or less. With that in mind, I don’t think it’s a terrible idea to play the Raiders against the spread, although I am also leaning toward the OVER.

NFL Betting Pick: Las Vegas Raiders 20 Pittsburgh Steelers 21


 

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