The Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers will meet this Saturday, Dec. 24, at 8:15 p.m. ET in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception.
Both teams come into this matchup at 6-8 on the season and with an outside shot at making the playoffs. Neither side has an easy path there, but Las Vegas is in a slightly better position.
Who will win this Week 16 meeting? See how I have this one going in my Las Vegas vs Pittsburgh best bets and predictions.
Raiders vs Steelers Odds
As of Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. ET, the Steelers are listed as three-point favorites at Caesars Sportsbook. With Pittsburgh having home-field advantage in this matchup, it’s not surprising to see sportsbooks giving them a slight edge.
Raiders vs Steelers Implied Totals
Steelers 21.25, Raiders 18.25
Bookmakers have the total pegged at 39.5 points, which implies that the Steelers will win a close, relatively low-scoring contest.
Raiders vs Steelers Pick of the Day
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Raiders vs Steelers Prediction
Steelers 26, Raiders 21
The Steelers have impressed in recent weeks, going 4-2 since their bye in Week 9. The offense has seen a significant uptick in production during that time, averaging 21.8 points over their last six games compared to just 15 through the first eight.
That bodes well for their chances of putting up a fight against a Raiders defense that ranks 23rd in points allowed per game while struggling against the pass.
With that said, Las Vegas should keep pace with ease. Davante Adams remains one of the best wideouts in the NFL, and Josh Jacobs‘ 11 rushing touchdowns are one off from his career-high.
I still don’t see this game being too high-scoring, but each team should have enough success on that end of the field for the Over to hit. Ultimately, though, I like the Steelers to hold on and take this one en route to their seventh win of the year.
Raiders vs Steelers Bet Tips
Here are a few Raiders vs Steelers betting trends to consider before making your bets:
- Las Vegas is 7-7 against the spread, while Pittsburgh is 7-6-1.
- The Steelers are 1-2 outright as home favorites this season.
- Overs are a combined 13-14-1 for these teams.
Raiders vs Steelers Best Bets
Over 39.5 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Raiders’ offense has been trending up lately, while the Steelers should see a boost from Kenny Pickett being back in the lineup. At 39.5 points, the Over looks like the right play here.
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Steelers -3 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
With Pickett back and the all-important home-field advantage in this matchup, the Steelers should win by a large enough margin to cover this three-point spread.
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