The Las Vegas Raiders (1-1) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) link up for an AFC showdown on Sunday Night Football. These two teams squared off last season, where the Steelers came out on top 13-10. Prior to that matchup, Las Vegas won three of the last four games versus Pittsburgh. Both defenses have struggled out of the gate in 2023. The Steelers are 30th in the league in total defense (399.5), while Las Vegas is 22nd in yards allowed (355).
Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. SportsLine consensus lists Las Vegas as a three-point favorite in the Raiders vs. Steelers odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 43.5. Before making any Steelers vs. Raiders picks or NFL predictions, you need to see the NFL betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has zeroed in on Raiders vs. Steelers and locked in another confident against-the-spread pick. You can see the model's pick only at SportsLine. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Steelers vs. Raiders:
- Raiders vs. Steelers spread: Raiders -3
- Raiders vs. Steelers over/under: 43.5 points
- Raiders vs. Steelers money line: Raiders -155, Steelers +132
- PIT: 11-7-1 against the spread since start of 2022 season
- LV: 9-10 ATS since start of 2022 season
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Why the Raiders can cover
Defensive end Maxx Crosby is one the best pass-rushers in the league. Crosby has a great plan to get after the quarterback and utilizes his violent hands to get into the backfield. The 26-year-old has registered 38.5 sacks in his career thus far. In Week 1, Crosby had five total tackles and one sack.
Las Vegas also features two athletic linebackers in the middle of the field. Linebacker Robert Spillane plays with great anticipation and awareness. Spillane has sound instincts in the run game and tackles well in space. The Western Michigan product leads the team in total tackles (21) with two tackles for loss and one sack. Linebacker Divine Deablo is an athletic defender at the second level. Deablo quickly diagnoses plays and stays disciplined. The Virginia Tech product is tied for second on the team in total stops (19) and one sack. See which team to pick here.
Why the Steelers can cover
The Steelers' offense is very capable of putting up good numbers due to their playmakers. Wide receiver George Pickens is a big-time athlete who owns reliable hands but can create plays after the catch. Pickens owns superb body control to make contested catches with ease. The 22-year-old leads the team in receiving yards (163) on nine catches and a score. Last week, Pickens had four catches for 127 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown grab.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett is in his second year under center for the Steelers. Pickett has terrific velocity on his throws and has the athleticism to pick up yards with his legs. Through two games, he's completing 60% of his throws for 454 yards and two passing touchdowns. Running back Jaylen Warren provides Pittsburgh with a reliable receiving threat coming out of the backfield. Warren is second on the team in receiving yards (78) on nine receptions. See which team to pick here.
How to make Raiders vs. Steelers picks
Now, the model has broken down Steelers vs. Raiders from every angle. The model is leaning Under the point total as both teams struggle to get the run game going in the simulations. It also says one side of the spread cashes in more than 50% of simulations. You can only see the model's NFL picks and analysis at SportsLine.
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