Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our week 16 Raiders vs Steelers pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Pittsburgh.

Raiders vs Steelers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 16

Kickoff for this matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers is set for 8:15 PM ET. The game will be played in Pittsburgh, PA at Acrisure Stadium, with NFLN carrying television coverage. In a matchup between two AFC teams, the Steelers are 2.5 favorites at home.

Raiders vs Steelers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Where: Pittsburgh at Acrisure Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, December 24th
  • Betting Odds PIT -2.5, LV +121 | PIT -148 O/U 39.5

Will Derek Carr Lead The Raiders To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?

Heading into week 16, the Raiders are looking to add another win after knocking off New England Patriots by a score of 30-24. The team not only won the game but also covered the -2.5 point spread as the betting favorite. With their combined 54 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 45.

On the ground, Las Vegas ended with just 97 rushing yards on 23 attempts. Josh Jacobs led the team with 93 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

In the game, Derek Carr completed 52.6% of his passes, leading to a total of 231 passing yards. Carr finished the game by throwing for three touchdowns. Keelan Cole led the way for Las Vegas in the passing attack, finding the endzone once to go along with his 50 yards. Las Vegas has thrown the ball an average of 35 times per game, placing them in 12th. This season, 56.3% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 9th in the NFL.

Will Kenny Pickett Lead The Steelers To A Win Over Las Vegas?

This week, the Steelers will look to keep things rolling after picking up a non-conference win over the Carolina Panthers (24-16). With the win, Pittsburgh was able to cover the spread, as they were 3.0 point underdogs. The teams combined for a total of 40 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 37.

Offensively, Pittsburgh found success in the run game, putting up 156 on 45 attempts. In addition to running for 86 yards, Najee Harris ran for 1 score.

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 179 yards through the air and a passer rating of 100.4. Although Trubisky did not find the endzone, Diontae Johnson was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 98 yards and 10 catches. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Pittsburgh is the 24th-ranked team in the NFL. Currently, 63.48% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 21st in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Last season, the Raiders and Steelers played 1 game vs each other, with Las Vegas winning by a score of 26-17. The Raiders entered as 5.5-point underdogs. The over-under line for the game was 46.5 points.

Looking back at the recent matchups between Las Vegas and Pittsburgh, the Steelers have taken 4 of the last 5 contests. The two teams have combined to average 53.0 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

In terms of the spread, the Las Vegas Raiders have covered in 5 straight matchups. On average, the Raiders have averaged 28.0 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Pittsburgh at 25.0.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Raiders have a straight-up record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 19.6 points per game in these contests.

Across their 5 previous home games, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight-up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 20.8 points per game.

Raiders vs Steelers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raiders 2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 39.5