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Carolina Panthers predicted to sover the spread on TNF (Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A tremendous battle between the 6-2 Carolina Panthers and the 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers is predicted to start Week 10 in the NFL. In a hard-fought game, we like the Panthers to cover the spread against the Steelers at Heinz Field.  

Carolina Panthers


The Panthers are coming off an impressive 42-28 victory on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They managed a franchise best 35 points in the first half and held on to victory in the high scoring battle. We are expecting another high scoring affair this week as Carolina goes for their fourth straight victory. 

The Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been playing tremendous football this season. He has thrown for at least two touchdowns in seven straight games which is a personal best for him. 

On the season Newton has a very solid 15 touchdowns against four interceptions and leads the NFL in rushing yards by a quarterback. Last week running back Christian McCaffrey had one of his best career days leading the team in both rushing and receiving yards. 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is in good form (Getty Images)


Pittsburgh Steelers


The Steelers are coming off an impressive 23-16 road win over their biggest rivals the Baltimore Ravens. That was their fourth straight victory and revenge for an earlier loss to the same Ravens team earlier this season.

The Steelers have one of the most dynamic offenses in football and they are firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 4th in passing yards and has a solid 16 touchdowns this season, his favorite target wide receiver Antonio Brown has 9 touchdown receptions to lead the NFL.

On defense the Steelers have had some issues and rank 22nd in the NFL in pass defense. They only have five interceptions on the season and should allow Carolina to keep this game competitive.

Head-to-Head


The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the all-time series 5-1, but the most recent game was back in 2014.  

Match-Up


Last Sunday night we saw two first ballot hall of famers match-up in Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. This Thursday we get another two quarterbacks with hall of fame potential in Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger. It will be entertaining to watch these two great talents battle and see who comes out on top. 

Key Statistics


  • The Carolina Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with winning record.
  • The Carolina Panthers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
  • The Over is 5-2 in Carolina Panthers last 7 games. 
  • The Over is 7-3 in Pittsburgh Steelers last 10 games.

Verdict


This should be one of the best football games of the early season.  Both of the teams are playing well and we are expecting a lot of points to be scored on both sides of the ball. We don’t anticipate a Pittsburgh blowout and there is a decent chance that Carolina can sneak away with a victory. 

Best Bet: Carolina Panthers +3.5 @ 1.95 – 5 Units
Total Points Tip: Over 51.5 Total Points @ 1.90  – 3 Units
Value Bet: Carolina Panthers Win @ 2.75 – 2 Units
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Freetips staff 08 November 2018
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