NFL

Carolina Panthers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Carolina
Panthers
6 - 2
Pittsburgh
Steelers
5 - 2 - 1
November 08, 2018, 8:20 PM EST
 | Acrisure Stadium

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Carolina
Panthers
6 - 2
Pittsburgh
Steelers
5 - 2 - 1
November 08, 2018, 8:20 PM EST
 | Acrisure Stadium
  • A pair of teams that are rounding into form at the halfway point of the season are set to collide in Pennsylvania when Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the Week 10 edition of Thursday Night Football. Sportsbooks opened the Steelers as 4-point home favorites with a total of 51.5.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as road underdogs.
    • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Steelers’ last 10 games (avg. combined score: 55.4).
    • The Panthers are 0-6 ATS in their last six games vs the Steelers.

    Panthers vs Steelers Game Center

    Steelers have been cover machines against the Panthers

    This is only the seventh all-time meeting between the Panthers and Steelers – Carolina won the first game way back in 1996 before the Steelers rattled off five victories in a row in the series. Pittsburgh last met Carolina in 2014, when the Steelers came away with a 37-19 decision. They have covered the spread in every matchup with the Panthers.

    Carolina has done well to keep up with the red-hot New Orleans Saints in the NFC South and now sit only a game behind Drew Brees and company in the division. The Panthers have yet to lose at home this season, improving to 5-0 in Charlotte thanks to a 42-28 win over Tampa Bay. Carolina notched a franchise-record 35 points in the first half, as Cam Newton continued his personal-best run of seven straight contests with two touchdown scores.

    When the Panthers find themselves as road underdogs, they tend to come through for bettors. In its past 10 games as a road dog, Carolina is a solid 7-3 ATS. The Panthers are 5-20-1 SU in their last 26 away from home against teams with winning records, though.

    Steelers love the bright lights of prime time

    Leaders of the AFC North, the Steelers notched their fourth straight win in a 23-16 decision over the archrival Baltimore Ravens. James Conner has helped Steelers fans forget all about the Le’Veon Bell drama, as the running back recorded his fourth straight 100-yard game with 107 rushing yards on 24 carries while adding seven catches for 56 yards and a score through the air.

    Considered a weakness throughout September, Pittsburgh’s defense has bounced back in a big way of late. The unit hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in a game in the winning streak after allowing an average of 29 through the team’s first four contests.

    The Steelers have become one of the best straight-up bets when playing under the bright lights of prime time, as Pittsburgh is a fantastic 13-1 SU in its past 14 prime-time tilts.

    My pick: take the Panthers as road dogs

    While the Steelers have a track record of producing at night with the eyes of the nation squared upon them, I think the Panthers are simply too good to be getting this many points. Carolina is in a serious groove right now, and Newton is playing his best football in years with a plethora of offensive weapons around him. The Steelers are also far from a lock to cover the spread when playing at Heinz Field, as Pittsburgh is 2-7 ATS in its previous nine home games.

Odds

Thursday, November 8 Thu Nov 8


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+5.5
-110
+201
o50
-110
-5.5
-110
-225
u50
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3.5
-110
+165
o51
-110
-3.5
-110
-190
u51
-110

Edge Finder

20.41
Points Scored
18.12
176.24
Passing Yards
200.53
130.00
Rushing Yards
122.18
28:33
Time on Field
31:31
57.41
Number of Plays
65.24
5.33
Yards Per Play
4.95
20.41
Points Scored
18.12
2.76
First Quarter
3.53
6.29
Second Quarter
6.59
3.71
Third Quarter
2.47
7.65
Fourth Quarter
5.35
176.24
Passing Yards
200.53
26.88
Pass Attempts
33.59
15.71
Pass Completions
21.41
2.12
Sacks
2.24
14.71
Sack Yards
14.82
11.22
Yards Per Pass
9.37
130.00
Rushing Yards
122.18
28.41
Rush Attempts
29.41
4.58
Yards Per Rush
4.15
0.76
Interceptions
0.82
1.71
Fumbles
0.94
0.47
Fumbles Lost
0.29
1.24
Total Turnovers
1.12
6.12
Penalties
5.53
50.71
Penalty Yards
41.82
28:33
Time on Field
31:31
57.41
Number of Plays
65.24
5.33
Yards Per Play
4.95
4.76
Punts
4.06
48.45
Punt Average
44.54
67.76
Return Yards
48.35

Head To Head

CAR
Stat Type PIT
1-5
Record
5-1
0-6
ATS
6-0
4-2
O/U
4-2
12.83
Points Scored
29.17
67.83
Rush Yds
177.17
35.17
Pass Attempts
28.33
56.40
Completion %
61.76
172.33
Passing Yds
165.83
240.17
Total Yds
343
2.50
Turnovers
1.17
CAR
Stat Type PIT
0-3
Record
3-0
0-3
ATS
3-0
2-1
O/U
2-1
8.33
Points Scored
33.67
53.00
Rush Yds
179.33
34.33
Pass Attempts
27.33
61.17
Completion %
69.51
183.00
Passing Yds
210.00
236
Total Yds
389.33
2.00
Turnovers
0.67
Sep 21/14 (1 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
37
-3
ATS
+3
43 o
O/U
43 u
42
Rush Yds
264
41
Pass Attempts
30
70.73
Completion %
73.33
307
Passing Yds
190
349
Total Yds
454
2
Turnovers
0
Dec 23/10 (2 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
3
Points Scored
27
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
74
Rush Yds
115
23
Pass Attempts
32
43.48
Completion %
68.75
45
Passing Yds
293
119
Total Yds
408
2
Turnovers
2
Dec 17/06 (3 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
3
Points Scored
37
+3
ATS
-3
39 o
O/U
39 u
43
Rush Yds
159
39
Pass Attempts
20
61.54
Completion %
65.00
197
Passing Yds
147
240
Total Yds
306
2
Turnovers
0
Dec 15/02 (4 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
30
+9
ATS
-9
39 o
O/U
39 u
50
Rush Yds
129
34
Pass Attempts
34
50.00
Completion %
61.76
81
Passing Yds
203
131
Total Yds
332
4
Turnovers
2
Dec 26/99 (5 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Away
Home
20
Points Scored
30
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
39.5 o
O/U
39.5 u
119
Rush Yds
211
35
Pass Attempts
23
51.43
Completion %
56.52
256
Passing Yds
82
375
Total Yds
293
3
Turnovers
1
Dec 22/96 (6 of 6)
CAR
Stat Type PIT
Home
Away
18
Points Scored
14
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
37 o
O/U
37 u
79
Rush Yds
185
39
Pass Attempts
31
53.85
Completion %
45.16
148
Passing Yds
80
227
Total Yds
265
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

CAR
Record PIT
6-2
All
5-2-1
5-0
Home
2-2
1-2
Away
3-0-1
5-3
ATS
5-3
4-1
ATS Home
2-2
1-2
ATS Away
3-1
5-3
O/U
5-3
4-1
O/U Home
3-1
1-2
O/U Away
2-2
CAR
Record PIT
4-2
All
3-2-1
3-0
Home
1-2
1-2
Away
2-0-1
3-3
ATS
3-3
2-1
ATS Home
1-2
1-2
ATS Away
2-1
3-3
O/U
3-3
2-1
O/U Home
2-1
1-2
O/U Away
1-2
CAR
Record PIT
1-1
All
3-1-1
1-0
Home
1-1
0-1
Away
2-0-1
1-1
ATS
3-2
1-0
ATS Home
1-1
0-1
ATS Away
2-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
CAR
Record PIT
6-2
All
5-2-1
5-0
Home
2-2
1-2
Away
3-0-1
5-3
ATS
5-3
4-1
ATS Home
2-2
1-2
ATS Away
3-1
5-3
O/U
5-3
4-1
O/U Home
3-1
1-2
O/U Away
2-2

Gametime Weather

Weather
8:00 pm EST Mostly Cloudy
4ºC / 40ºF
70% Humidity
4% Precipitation
69% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 4
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 4, 2018TB42-28W-6/55.5W/O17922840782219301-2
Oct 28, 2018BAL36-21W+2.5/44.5W/O154232386101224325-3
Oct 21, 2018PHI21-17W+5/45W/U12125037158284342-1
Oct 14, 2018WAS17-23L-1/44.5L/U812693501321562883
Oct 7, 2018NYG33-31W-6.5/43.5L/O11823235050382432-1
Sep 23, 2018CIN31-21W-3/44W/O23014737766330396-4
Sep 16, 2018ATL24-31L+5.5/43.5L/O1213184391702724420
Sep 9, 2018DAL16-8W-3/41.5W/U147146293941382320
Jan 7, 2018NO26-31L+6.5/47.5W/O10730641341369410-1
Dec 31, 2017ATL10-22L+5/44.5L/U87161248603113713
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 4, 2018BAL23-16W+1.5/47W/U113282395612072680
Oct 28, 2018CLE33-18W-8.5/47.5W/O168253421741632371
Oct 14, 2018CIN28-21W+1.5/49.5W/U112369481622132750
Oct 7, 2018ATL41-17W-3.5/57W/O131250381622623240
Sep 30, 2018BAL14-26L-3/51L/U19265284963554511
Sep 24, 2018TB30-27W+1/55W/O7833541363392455-3
Sep 16, 2018KC37-42L-4/52.5L/O33442475127322449-1
Sep 9, 2018CLE21-21T-3.5/41L/O1593134721771503275
Jan 14, 2018JAC42-45L-7/40.5L/O834625451642143782
Dec 31, 2017CLE28-24W-5/38.5L/O1242243481022723740
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