Carolina Panthers (6-2, 5-3 ATS) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2-1, 5-3 ATS)
When: 8:20PM ET, Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: FOX, NFL Network
Current Line: PIT -3.5 Total: 51
This week’s Thursday Night Football offers a great betting matchup when the Panthers visit the Steelers. Both teams are in the playoff hunt and come into this one on a winning streak, 3 for Carolina and 4 for Pittsburgh.
The Steeler offense is once again filled with playmakers, including James Conner, who has racked up over 100 yards rushing in five of the Steelers 8 games while filling in for Le’Veon Bell. With AB, JuJu and Vance catching balls from Big Ben, scoring points is never an issue.
The Steelers score the 9th most points per game at 28.4 with the Panthers a close 11th at 27.5 PPG. Cam knows how to move the ball as well, putting up 36 on a tough Ravens D two weeks ago and 42 last week against the Bucs.
These two are also neck and neck in points given up per game as well, with the Panthers at #12 (22.5 PPG) and the Steelers at #15 (23.5 PPG). At 3.5, this one is virtually a pick em, with the home team normally getting 3-points.
Personally, Pittsburgh and Carolina have only met 6 times, with their first meeting coming in December of 1996 and their last in September of 2014. The Steelers are 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS! Pittsburgh has shown near domination and killing the online sportsbooks, with scores of 27-3 and 37-3 in two of their last 3 meetings.
Expect Cam to buck that trend tonight and help the Panthers leave Heinz Field at 7-2, further cementing themselves as a legit wild card team again this year.
Free TNF Pick: Carolina Panthers Moneyline +153
Free Pick by Joe Berra