The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) play the Las Vegas Raiders (6-8) at Acrisure Stadium on 24th December in Week 16 of the NFL – The two sides enter this Week 16 matchup with identical records, having collected six wins in 14 games.
This run of form has left the Pittsburgh Steelers in fourth place in the AFC North, and the Las Vegas Raiders third in the AFC West.
Expect the gloves to come off in the latest matchup between these two squads. The clock is ticking fast now, with each side still without a playoff berth going into the final rounds of the regular season.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Betting lines
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Betting expert picks
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Moneyline
While you could argue the Pittsburgh Steelers have home-field advantage on their side, their record in this series is a bit of a letdown, which is why we’re favoring the Las Vegas Raiders to win on Saturday.
The visitors are on a two-match winning streak against the Steelers and we’re backing them to make it three straight wins.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Spread
The Week 16 spread indicates that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to beat the Las Vegas Raiders, but by no more than three points.
It’s been a close call between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders in their last five games, with the average winning margin being just 4.2 points.
The Pittsburgh Steelers tend to play well at home against the Las Vegas Raiders. Over the past five games between the two teams at the Acrisure Stadium, the home side has won three times by an average margin of 12.7 points. The hosts are also 4-3-1 ATS in the past eight games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Las Vegas Raiders, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. In their past 10 matches, the Las Vegas Raiders went 6-4 ATS and also ended up 3-6 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last nine games between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders produced an average of 48 points.
The average total from the last five encounters between the Steelers and Raiders was 53 points, which is more than the 40.5-point total the oddsmakers have set for Saturday’s matchup at the Acrisure Stadium.
The total has averaged 39.6 points in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ten most recent games, as well as 41.8 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the total went over two times. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
On average, the Las Vegas Raiders have seen 47.9 points go on board during their past ten matches and 43.2 points in their last five contests on the road.
Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Las Vegas Raiders, as the total has gone under in seven of the past ten matchups away from home.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders Betting trends
- Las Vegas Raiders have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers Form
The Pittsburgh Steelers upset the odds last week to beat the Carolina Panthers, winning 24-16 to improve their record over their last 10 games to 5-5. They are also 2-3 in their last five at home.
The home offense is on song at the moment, having averaged 22.2 points in the last five matches, which is more than the 17.9 points that the Pittsburgh Steelers have posted as their season average so far.
On the other side of the ball, the defense has been nothing special. In its last five outings, opponents have scored 20.4 points against them per contest—a number that is squarely in line with the unit’s 22.1 points season average.
Having reached the wild card round of the playoffs last January, the Pittsburgh Steelers were tipped for a repeat this year. However, unless the home side can overturn a 6-8 record before 2022 wraps up, a spot in the NFL postseason seems unlikely at this stage.
Las Vegas Raiders Form
The Las Vegas Raiders have grabbed an impressive four wins from their five most recent matchups. The away side’s most recent game ended in a 30-24 triumph over the New England Patriots.
The offense is on an excellent run of form, having put 27.0 points on board in the last five matches, which is more than the 24.1 points that the Las Vegas Raiders have managed for the season.
A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the Las Vegas Raiders. The visitors have allowed 24.1 points per game this year.
Unsurprisingly, the Raiders are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the away side to go far, and given their 6-8 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Las Vegas Raiders H2H history
The Raiders ran out winners in their previous two matchups with the Steelers. They won the most recent meeting 17-26 on September 2021, while the game before that finished with a 24-21 score on December 2018.
Prices for a third straight win for the Las Vegas Raiders (+115) is at 47%. The Pittsburgh Steelers came away with one win from their past five matchups against the Las Vegas Raiders, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
While the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged 24.56 points, the Las Vegas Raiders performed an average of 23.44 points in their nine most recent head-to-head games.