|2009 NFL Preseason Betting Preview: Steelers at Panthers Trends & Injuries|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009 18:48|
Steelers at Panthers
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers both have playoff aspirations and the two teams will meet in Charlotte on Thursday night at 8:00PM ET.
In their third preseason game of the year, the Steelers shut out the Bills 17-0 to cover the 6-point spread. With the total set at 36, the score fell way under.
The Panthers didn’t have as much success as the Steelers did in their preseason game, dropping a 17-13 contest to the Ravens. Carolina failed to cover the 3-point spread, while the 30 points went under the posted total of 36.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Panthers 3-point home favorites over the Steelers on Thursday night. The over/under total has been set at 34.
Neither of these teams is expected to play their starters for more than a series or two and it’s doubtful the Steelers trot out quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for this game. The fourth preseason game is generally the hardest to handicap of the year because of its unpredictability.
Head-to-Head Series History
CAROLINA is 1-1 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Teams have not released an official injury report.
2009 NFL Preseason Week 4: Steelers at Panthers Odds & Over/Under Totals
Pittsburgh Steelers +3 (Even) Over 34
Carolina Panthers –3 (-120) Under 34
Posted: 9/2/09 11:48PM ET