It’s a battle between the undefeated and the winless this coming Friday in Charlotte, as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Carolina Panthers. Will the Steelers end the preseason 4-0? Or will the Panthers trip them up for Carolina’s first win of the preseason? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Carolina Panthers Preseason Week 3 Game on August 27, 2021
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Friday, August 27, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (+3)
Regular Season Record: 3-0
Who said Big Ben is washed? Ben Roethlisberger looked great in Week 2 of the preseason, as he completed 8 of 10 passes for 137 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the Steelers’ 26-20 win over the Detroit Lions at home. The Steelers have now won three consecutive preseason games. They are progressively getting better on offense, and they could top their Week 2 win with another solid outing, this time in Charlotte. The Panthers had given up 41 points in their last two preseason games, and that should sound encouraging for Roethlisberger and company. Pittsburgh struggled to generate yards on the ground against the Lions, but the Panthers’ leaky run defense offers so much hope. The Panthers have just allowed 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
The Steelers are 6-3-1 against the spread in their last 10 preseason games.
Betting on the Carolina Panthers (-3)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
The Panthers continue to keep a short leash on Sam Darnold in the preseason. Darnold only had two pass attempts in their 20-3 home loss to the Ravens in Week 2, with Will Grier taking over most of the snaps under center. Grier was 11 of 14 for 144 passing yards. Don’t let your impression of the Panthers’ defense get heavily influenced by the score of their game against Baltimore. The Panthers generated plenty of pressure in Week 2, coming up with 11 pressures after having 13 in Week 1. Carolina also forced the Ravens to cough up the ball twice (interception, fumble). There’s more to the Panthers than the points they’ve allowed in these preseason games.
The Panthers are 5-3 in their last eight preseason games as the home team.
The Panthers win, 19-17.
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