The Las Vegas Raiders look to continue their recent dominance over the Pittsburgh Steelers when the teams meet in an AFC matchup on Saturday night. The Raiders (6-8), who are coming off a 30-24 win over the New England Patriots, have won six of the last eight meetings with Pittsburgh, including two in a row. Las Vegas registered a 26-17 win in Pittsburgh last season. The Steelers (6-8), who beat Carolina 24-16 on Sunday, have won three of four and four of six. Both teams are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff picture, but can stay alive with a win. The kickoff temperature is expected to be around 13 degrees with winds blowing around 20 MPH.
The game from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Raiders have the 11th-ranked offense in the league, averaging 358.1 yards per game, while the Steelers are 26th at 317.9 per game. Pittsburgh is a 2-point favorite in the latest Raiders vs. Steelers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 38.5. Before locking in any Steelers vs. Raiders picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has broken down Steelers vs. Raiders from every angle and locked in its NFL Week 16 picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting trends for Raiders vs. Steelers:
- Raiders vs. Steelers spread: Pittsburgh -2
- Raiders vs. Steelers over/under: 38.5 points
- Raiders vs. Steelers money line: Raiders +110, Steelers -130
- LV: The Raiders are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall
- PIT: The Steelers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
- Raiders vs. Steelers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Steelers can cover
Wide receiver Diontae Johnson (questionable, toe) leads Pittsburgh in receiving, and is coming off a stellar performance at Carolina on Sunday. In that game, he had 10 receptions for 98 yards, converting five first downs. For the season, he has caught 77 passes for 745 yards (9.7 average) with five explosive plays, including a long of 37 yards. He has 182 yards after the catch and has converted 39 first downs.
Defensively, linebacker T.J. Watt continues to be a difference-maker. In seven games in 2022, including the last six after returning from injury, Watt has 29 tackles, including 19 solo, with four sacks for 25 yards and five tackles for loss. He has four pass breakups, two interceptions, and one forced fumble. In the win over the Panthers, he registered 1.5 sacks. See which side to back here.
Why the Raiders can cover
Running back Josh Jacobs has been a big part of the Las Vegas offense. He has carried 291 times for 1,495 yards (5.1 average) and 11 touchdowns with seven big plays, including a long of 86 yards. He has also converted 83 first downs. Jacobs is also a threat in the passing game, catching 46 passes for 363 yards (7.9 average) and two explosive plays, including a 43-yarder, with 346 yards after the catch. He has 14 first-down conversions through the air.
Defensive end Maxx Crosby has been the disrupter in the Raiders' defense. He has registered 78 tackles, including 51 solo, and leads the team with 11.5 sacks for 92 yards. Crosby has 19 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. He has at least one sack in three of the last five games, including two in an overtime win at Denver on Nov. 20. See which side to back here.
How to make Raiders vs. Steelers picks
The model has broken down Saturday's Steelers vs. Raiders matchup from all angles. The model is leaning Over on the total, predicting 41 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread cashes well over 50% of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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