The Pittsburgh Steelers are coasting right now and look very ready for the regular season. But before that, they will have to face the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte this week. The Steelers are +1600 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Panthers are +3500 to do the same. Going into this Thursday, the sportsbook favors the visiting team by more than a field goal.
Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Carolina Panthers NFL Preseason Week 4 Game on August 29, 2019
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0)
The Steelers just couldn’t be stopped in the preseason. The last time they were on the field, the Steelers collected their third win of the preseason in as many games with an 18-6 road victory over the Tennessee Titans last week. For the first time in the preseason, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger played, and he saw action long enough to inspire excitement on the team’s offense despite the departure of Antonio Brown. Big Ben went 8 of 13 for 63 passing yards and a touchdown. But let’s not forget about their defense. The Steelers’ stop unit might even be better than their attack. Against the Titans, the Steelers recorded seven sacks that resulted to Tennessee losing 47 yards. With that effort, the Steelers jumped to second of the rankings — behind New England Patriots — with 14 sacks in the preseason.
The Steelers are 4-0-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five preseason games.
Betting on the Carolina Panthers (1-2)
The Panthers lost their second game in a row in the preseason with a 10-3 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots in Week 3. Their current skid is the last on their minds right now, though, as they are very much likely concerned about the injury of Cam Newton. The Panthers star quarterback injured his foot in the Patriots game and left the stadium sporting a walking boot. Newton’s injury is reportedly not serious enough to keep him out of Week 1 of the regular season, which is good news for the Panthers, but don’t expect him to take the field in the remaining preseason games. Instead, it will be the pair of Will Grier and Kyle Allen, who’ll share most of the quarterbacking duties going forward in the preseason. Defensively, Carolina rookie Brian Burns flashed some fantastic chops in getting into the opponent’s pocket by making two sacks against the Patriots. With how the Steelers’ offense is rolling right now, Burns and the Panthers’ defense will have their hands full this coming Thursday.
The over is 6-3-1 in the Panthers’ last 10 preseason games.
The Steelers win, 20-17.
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