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The Las Vegas Raiders are going into NFL’s Week 3 after a tough loss and will have to bounce back against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both teams have split the first two games of the season and hope to get the victory on Sunday evening.
Las Vegas Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers – game predictions
- 1 Las Vegas Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers – game predictions
- 2 Raiders vs Steelers preview – Will Kenny Pickett step up?
- 3 Key match details
The Raiders are hosting the Steelers as a -2.5 point favorites at the Allegiant Stadium. Check out our daily NFL predictions page.
Prediction 1: Steelers +2.5 @ 100 (2.00)
The Raiders are the better team in the head to head matchups against the Steelers winning 6 of the last 9 meetings. Still, these two teams have played only 31 times in history and that record does not play big of a role. The last time the Steelers defeated the Raiders outside Pittsburgh was in 1995 and this will be the first time they play in Las Vegas. The Raiders are the favourites given the odds, but with Davante Adams and Jacoby Myers being questionable, the Steelers have solid chance to win. TJ Watt is on top of his game and if Kenny Pickett finally pick up his game, the Steelers should at least cover the +2.5 points spread.
Prediction 2: Steelers over 1.5 sacks @ -150 (1.65)
The Raiders are going into this game with a 1-1 record and they are the only team in the league that has not allowed a single sack in the first two weeks of the season. That is the second time in team’s history not to allow any sacks in the first two games of the season and the last time they did that was back in 1977. Trusting the numbers, they will definitely not make it three in a row for the first time in history especially against the Steelers who have TJ Watt. The 28-year-old linebacker had a total of four sacks in the first two games and will probably have two by himself.
Raiders vs Steelers preview – Will Kenny Pickett step up?
Kenny Pickett has totaled 454 yards in the first two games of the season. That is something he is not satisfied with and this is the game where he needs to step his game up and lead the Steelers to a road victory.
Las Vegas Raiders form, news and injuries
The Raiders have started both previous games furiously scoring a touchdown on their first possessions but have been pretty inefficient the rest of the way. The good news for them is that they know how to protect the ball and has committed no turnovers in the first two games of the season.
Las Vegas Raiders injury report
• DE Tyree Wilson (illness) – Questionable
• DE Chandler Jones (personal) – Out
• WR Jacoby Myers (concussion) – Questionable
• WR Davante Adams (shoulder) – Questionable
Pittsburgh Steelers form, news and injuries
The Steelers started the season with a blowout 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at home. They managed to bounce back in the following game defeating the Browns 26-22 and what makes the fans excited, they looked as confident as ever. The Steelers share the third place in the league with a total of 9 sacks so far in the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers injury report
• WR Gunner Olszewki (concussion) – Out
• RB Anthony McFarland Jr. (knee) – Out
• WR Diontae Johnson (hamstring) – Out
Raiders vs Steelers head to head record
The Raiders lead the all-time series against the Steelers 17-14 and have won 4 of the last 6 meetings.
• 2022: Steelers won 13-10 in Pittsburgh
• 2021: Raiders won 26-17 in Pittsburgh
• 2018: Raiders won 13-10 in Oakland
• 2015: Steelers won 38-35 in Pittsburgh
• 2021: Raiders won 21-18 in Oakland
Key match details
• Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 2023, 13:15 GMT
• Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
• Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream
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