Steelers at Raiders 12/9/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders
NFL: 4:25 PM EST
Dec. 09, 2018
Latest Odds : PIT -11 Total 51.5
The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Steelers committed a historic meltdown in Sunday’s 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Pittsburgh led at one point by 23 points in the first half and 23-7 at the half, but Pittsburgh squandered those leads to lose by three points.
The Raiders fell to 2-10 on the season losing 40-33 on Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the loss, Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns but the Raiders committed three fumbles and those turnovers led to three Chiefs scores. The Raiders have now lost 10 or more games in 12 of the last 16 seasons.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 3,945 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. James Conner is the leading rusher with 909 yards and 12 touchdowns, while JuJu Smith-Schuster led the Steelers in receiving with 1,104 yards and four touchdowns. Antonio Brown has 1,078 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. On defense, Vince Williams leads the Steelers in tackles with 67, while T.J. Watt is the sacks leaders with 10.0.
Oakland quarterback Derek Carr has thrown for 3,112 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The leading rusher for the Raiders is Doug Martin with 445 yards and two touchdowns. Jared Cook leads all receivers with 54 receptions for 709 yards and six touchdowns. The leading tackler for the Raiders is Tahir Whitehead with 94, while Maurice Hurst is the sacks leader with 4.0.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pittsburgh is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 versus the AFC
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Steelers last 7 versus the AFC
Oakland is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Raiders last 6 in December
Free Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -11
Pittsburgh needs a big win to stop its two-game slide. The Steelers have covered the number in 6 of the last 7 meetings with Oakland. The Steelers have covered 4 of the last 5 on the road and 6 of the last 7 following a loss straight up. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Steelers win and cover ATS 34-17.