|2013 NFL on CBS Week 8 Odds & Point Spread: Steelers vs. Raiders|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:00|
Steelers vs. Raiders Odds
The Oakland Raiders are 2-4 overall, 2-1 at home and 3-2-1 against the spread. Pittsburgh is 2-4 overall, 1-2 on the road and 2-4 against the spread. The home team has won the last five games in this series.
Trends show that the Steelers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 against the Raiders while Oakland is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 conference games and 5-1 ATS in its last 7 games following a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Pittsburgh is the favorite on the road, as the Steelers have odds of -1 point at Oakland on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Steelers favored by 3 points, but the spread made the quick fall down to 1 point. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 40.5 points.
The Raiders are coming off a bye week, but lost to the Chiefs, 24-7 prior to the bye. Oakland was dominated in the loss, as they allowed nine sacks and committed three turnovers. The Raiders are posting just 320.9 yards per game on offense while allowing 340 yards per game on defense. Terrelle Pryor has thrown for 1,061 yards and five touchdowns this season while also rushing for 285 yards.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 19-16 win over Baltimore last week for its second straight win. The Steelers haven’t had much of an offense, posting just 329.8 yards per game. The defense has been pretty strong, allowing only 306.8 yards per game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,655 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the offense, while Antonio Brown has 47 receptions for 548 yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Oakland offensive lineman Andre Gurode (knee) and center Stefan Wisniewski (knee) are both questionable. Pittsburgh tackle Marcus Gilbert (quad) and linebacker Jarvis Jones (concussion) are also questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Pittsburgh, as the Steelers are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of -1 point at Oakland on Sunday.