If you like making Over/Under NFL total wagers, then you’re going to have a great chance to cash in on one when Cam Newton and the visiting Carolina Panthers invade Pittsburgh for a date against the Steelers and future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday Night Football.
With both teams playing their best football of the season coming into this highly intriguing Week 10 Inter-Conference clash, let’s find out where the value lies in this contest.
Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers Vs Pittsburgh Steelers
🏈: Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers (6-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2-1)
⏰: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
🏟️: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
📺: ESPN, DTV: 206
🎰: Pittsburgh Steelers -4 -110 | U 50½ -110
The Panthers have won three consecutive games, including their 42-28 smackdown of beleaguered Tampa Bay last weekend in a game that finished well Over the game’s 55.5-point Over/Under total.
Veteran signal-caller Cam Newton tossed two TD passes in the win and running back Christian McCaffrey added 157 yards of total offense and two rushing touchdowns. Second-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel added an electrifying touchdown run on a double reverse in the commanding win as Carolina played Over the total for the second straight game.
“The talent level we have on this team is extremely scary,” Newton said.
The Steelers have won four straight games including their 23-16 win over Baltimore on Sunday in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes in the win and ran for another while the game’s final score finished Under the 46.5-point total.
“We feel that we can do what we want to do,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve got roadblocks, which are great defenses on other teams, trying to stop us, but we’ve always said — and no disrespect to other teams — they don’t stop us, we stop ourselves.”
Running back James Conner rushed for 107 yards in the win and added a TD grab for good measure as Pittsburgh continued their trend of alternating Over and Under outcomes over their last half-dozen games.
Expert Pick and Prediction
For this Week 10 matchup, I’m going to advise you to play the Under NFL betting enthusiasts. While these two teams combine to average 55.9 points per game offensively, they also give up just 46.0 points per game defensively.
I know the Over is 18-7-1 in Carolina’s last 26 games following an ATS win and 5-2 in the Panthers’ last seven games overall, but the Under is 5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last six Week 10 games, 4-1 in their last five Thursday night contests and 17-8 in their last 25 games following an ATS win. I like the Under in a fairly low-scoring, tight affair!
Predicted Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 24| Carolina Panthers 23