The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Las Vegas Raiders in a Week 2 matchup that features two 1-0 teams. Mike Tomlin's defense shut down the No. 2 scoring offense in the NFL from a season ago with a 23-16 win over the Bills. Meanwhile, Jon Gruden's group got a thrilling 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens on Monday night. Both teams were much better on one side of the ball than the other in Week 1 and now they'll go strength-on-strength with the Steelers defense looking to slow a Raiders offense that looked potent last week.
Kickoff for Raiders vs. Steelers is set for 1 p.m. ET at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is favored by 5.5-points in the latest Steelers vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is 46.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Steelers vs. Raiders
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 19
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Paramount+
Week 2 NFL picks for Raiders vs. Steelers
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The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Raiders vs. Steelers, the model is predicting the over (46.5) will hit with ease. The model is predicting both teams combine for 54 total points, resulting in the over hitting in more than 60 percent of simulations.
After last week, this looks like a matchup of a strong Raiders offense against a stout Steelers defense and that is probably true, at least in part. However, the chance for the Steelers to have a better showing offensively and a poorer showing defensively is what makes this total really pop.
The Steelers were a top five defense a season ago, but they gave up 28.5 points per game in their final six contests last season including the postseason loss to the Browns. Meanwhile, the offense only managed 252 yards of total offense against Buffalo but it's still a unit with playmaking ability.
The model predicts that Ben Roethlisberger throws for 270 yards and over two touchdowns on average with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool all going over 50 yards receiving. Meanwhile, Derek Carr is coming off a performance where he threw for 435 yards and two touchdowns and the model sees this total comfortably cruising past 46.5.
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