Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Online NFL Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The race for the playoffs is getting tighter every week, given that the end of the 2018 online NFL betting season is now in sight. One matchup worth betting on this weekend is without a doubt the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders pairing. The Steelers have a small lead atop the AFC North and will do all they can to keep things that way. Obviously this includes taking care of the Raiders, who are one of 2018’s biggest disappointments. So what kind of matchup are the NFL legal betting odds predicting here?
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders – Sunday, December 9th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
The Steelers enter this Sunday’s contest sporting a 7-4-1 record that ranks them 1st in the AFC North. However, with the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens hot on the Steelers trail, Pittsburgh cannot afford any slip ups in the coming weeks. Fortunately Pittsburgh is matched up against one of the worst teams in the AFC this Sunday. In fact, the numbers make it perfectly clear how much of an advantage Pittsburgh has over Oakland. Right now the Steelers are scoring 28.8 per game, which blows the 18.3 figure that Oakland delivers out of the water. Similarly the Steelers enter with a much better defense, giving up 23.5 to their opponent’s while the Raiders give up a whopping 30.6.
Players to Watch: Ben Roethlisberger (3,945 passing yards, 26 TD, 13 INT), James Conner (909 rushing yards, 12 TD, 3 F), and JuJu Smith-Schuster (1,104 receiving yards, 4 TD, 83 REC).
The Raiders enter this Sunday’s AFC matchup sporting a meek 2-10 record that ranks them as the worst team in the AFC West. In fact, now that the Cleveland Browns have their newfound success thanks to Baker Mayfield, the Raiders are the new worst team in the AFC. Having already been eliminated from playoff contention, the Raiders don’t have much to play for – other than to try and keep Jon Gruden’s job. Gruden may not be in the hot seat after his first season back. But if he keeps making terrible decisions he will surely have to return to his broadcasting job at ESPN.
Players to Watch: Derek Carr (3,112 passing yards, 16 TD, 6 INT), Doug Martin (445 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 F), and Jared Cook (709 receiving yards, 6 TD, 54 REC).
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders matchup? The Steelers are the only way to bet here. The money line isn’t offering much value so stick to the spread or TOTALs line. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 42-18 Pittsburgh.