The Carolina Panthers (5-8) play the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) on Sunday, 18 at 13:00 at Bank of America Stadium.
A tally of five wins from 13 games leaves the Panthers with a divisional ranking of second in the NFC South, while the Steelers are fourth in the AFC North after collecting five victories out of a possible 13.
The clock is starting to tick for these sides now that the regular season is halfway over. The window for the playoffs is closing, and as the Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are without a postseason berth, the pressure is steadily creeping in ahead of this must-win match.
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting lines
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting expert picks
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline
The Carolina Panthers have consistently outperformed the Pittsburgh Steelers across recent encounters. They’re on a two-match winning streak in this series and look the sound choice.
With odds of +110 for this matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the minor underdogs with a 48% chance of overturning this trend. They are 3-4 on the road for this season and 5-8 overall, ideal for a quick moneyline bet.
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Spread
The Carolina Panthers open up as the slight 2-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests we could be in for a tight football game between two evenly-matched sides. The 19 most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 13.9 points.
It definitely looks worth at least considering the Carolina Panthers to cover the spread at the Bank of America Stadium. They managed to cover the spread in four straight games. The hosts are also 5-3 ATS in the past eight games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Bank of America Stadium have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard three times, with an average losing margin of 14.3 points. In their past 10 matches, the Pittsburgh Steelers went 5-5 ATS and also ended up 4-3 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Total
The points total in matches between the Panthers and Steelers tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 36.79 points in their last 19 meetings.
The average total from the last five meetings between the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers was 50.8 points, more than 38.5—the number set by the oddsmakers for Sunday’s contest at the Bank of America Stadium.
In the past three home games for the Carolina Panthers the points total went under. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Panthers, the total went over once. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the average total has been 40.0 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 38.2 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in seven of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ past ten matchups against teams from the NFC South.
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting trends
- Carolina Panthers have covered the spread in their last four games.
- The total went under in all of the Carolina Panthers’ last three games at the Bank of America Stadium
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Carolina Panthers Form
The Carolina Panthers defied their underdog status to bag a 30-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in their last match, leaving them 4-6 for the last 10 matches and 3-2 in the last 5 at home.
The Panthers have scored 20.0 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. Surrendering 22.3 points per game leaves the Carolina Panthers’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
2021 was a year to forget for the Panthers. The hosts failed to reach the playoffs, having finished fourth in the NFC South at 5-12, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 5-8 so far in the current campaign.
Pittsburgh Steelers Form
The Pittsburgh Steelers were left licking their wounds when the Baltimore Ravens beat them 14-16 in their last match. They now have a 5-8 record for the season and are 2-3 in the last five at home.
The away offense seems to have found another level in performance of late. While the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season average stands at 17.5 points, the offensive unit has put 21.4 points on board in the last five matches alone.
A middle-of-the-pack defense is what the Pittsburgh Steelers have to offer ahead of their latest road trip, with 22.5 points allowed across 13 matches so far.
Reaching the Super Bowl is the ultimate dream for the Steelers. It’s a big ask though. Not only did the visitors exit in the first round of last season’s playoffs, but they’re only 5-8 this year, and unless things pick up soon, even a postseason berth will be out of their reach.
Carolina Panthers VS Pittsburgh Steelers H2H history
The Panthers won 34-9 against the Steelers in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the Bank of America Stadium. The total has gone under 38.5 points in 12 of the last 19 meetings between the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
In their last 19 head-to-head games, the Carolina Panthers managed 15.74 points on average per game, while the Pittsburgh Steelers put 21.05 points on board.