Panthers @ Steelers Nfl Betting Tips
The Steelers (5-2-1) have won 4 games in a row to put themselves on track for their third straight AFC North title, although they have the Cincinnati Bengals breathing down their necks just half a game back. The Panthers (6-2) are doing their best to keep up with pacesetters New Orleans Saints and the LA Rams in the NFC, and a win here would go a long way towards solidifying their playoff credentials.
Battle of Heavyweight QBs
Last week saw the much-hyped matchup between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in the Patriots’ Tom Brady and Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. This match pits two Hall of Fame QBs against each other, with Ben Roethlisberger to lead the Steelers’ offence and Cam Newton to lead the Panthers. 36-year old Roethlisberger is 3rd in yards per game this season with 320, while 2015 MVP Newton, who is seven years younger, is enjoying a career-high passing percentage of 67.3.
Brady wins this round of the GOAT matchup ? pic.twitter.com/ILR3vKMvar— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) 5 November 2018
As is the case for Thursday night football (Friday in Oz), a lot will ride on which of the two teams recovers better. The home team has won 7 of 9 Thursday night games this season, a good sign for the Steelers. The two teams will face off just four days after the Panthers beat the Buccaneers 42-28 and the Steelers beat the Ravens 23-16. The Panthers are traveling the least miles of any team in the NFL regular season, at 6,938 miles. The Steelers are scheduled to travel 13,180 miles.
Neds has the Steelers as 1.48 favourites, with the Panthers 2.75 outsiders. Given these teams have conceded a combined 46 points per game in 2018, Neds’ quote of 2.40 for a combined 48 points or less is an attractive offer.
Other Big NFL Games This Weekend
The New Orleans Saints (7-1) visit playoff contender Cincinnati Bengals (5-3). The Saints will be chock full of confidence after beating the previously undefeated Los Angeles Rams last week to make it 7 wins on the trot. The Saints will start favourites here, quoting 1.45 head-to-head at Unibet to the Bengals’ 2.75.
Super Bowl favourites New England Patriots (7-2, 4.00 at Neds for the title) visit wildcard hopefuls the Tennessee Titans (4-4). They’re hot favourites with all the major sportsbooks, with most giving odds of at least 4.00 for the Titans.
One of the toughest calls for the week will be Monday Night Football (Tuesday in Australia), featuring two of the worst-performing teams this season, the New York Giants (1-7) at the San Francisco 49ers (2-7). The 49ers have opened as 1.62 favourites at Neds after rookie QB Nick Mullens threw 262 yards on debut to lead them to a 34-3 victory over Oakland. PointsBet is offering juicy 4.25 odds on the 49ers winning by 14 or more points.
Not trying to be cruel, but...— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) 2 November 2018
TD Passes this Season:
Nick Mullens = 3
Bills QB’s = 3