The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to finish the preseason unbeaten when they hit the road to take on a Carolina Panthers that will be looking to avoid its third straight scrimmage loss when the two teams square off in their Week 4 preseason finale on Thursday, live from Bank of America Stadium. With both of these playoff hopefuls looking to get back in the postseason in 2019 after getting left on the outside looking in a year ago, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this inter-conference clash!
Steelers vs Panthers 2019 NFL Preseason Week 4 Lines, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
- TV: NFL Network
- Radio: Pittsburgh / Carolina
- Live Stream: NFL Network
- NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: Steelers -3 / Total: 33
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Why Bet On Pittsburgh?
The Steelers moved to 3-0 in preseason action by dismantling Tennessee 18-6 on Sunday as starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 8 of 13 passes for 63 yards and one touchdown in his only appearance of the preseason.
“I wasn’t as crisp as I would’ve liked to have been, but I think we got enough accomplished,” Roethlisberger said.
Backup Joshua Dobbs went 4 of 9 for 79 yards, but tossed one interception while third-stringer Mason Rudolph went 6 of 9 for 75 yards with one TD and one interception. Defensively, the Steelers pounded all three quarterbacks for the Titans while recording seven sacks in the dominating win. The Steelers have allowed just 13 combined points in their last two games and haven’t allowed a touchdown in their last two quarters.
Why Bet On Carolina?
Not only were the Panthers on the wrong end of a humbling 10-3 loss against New England in Week 3, but Carolina also saw starting quarterback Cam Newton injured in the loss after he completed 4 of 6 passes for 30 yards. Newton was injured when he was sacked for an 8-yard loss by Adam Butler on a third-and-10 from the Carolina 31.
“He got sacked, that’s about all I saw,” Carolina coach Ron Rivera said.
Backup signal-caller Will Grier sent 4 of 8 for 44 yards while fellow backup Kyle Allen went 3 of 6 for just 16 yards in the loss. Veterans, Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen and Luke Kuechly all made their preseason debuts for Carolina after not playing in the first two games, but it didn’t matter as New England’s defense dominated in the win.
Steelers vs Panthers NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Trends
- Panthers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
- Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Steelers vs Panthers
This Week 4 preseason finale doesn’t look like it will be much of a challenge for a Steelers team that has looked mostly fantastic this preseason and has the clear-cut edge in experience and talent at the backup quarterback position. Not only are Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph looking like they could actually have future starter potential, but the Steelers have been dominant on defense in not allowing more than seven points in each of their last two scrimmage contests.
Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. The Panthers might be an impressive 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games, but Carolina has also gone an uninspiring 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and a winless 0-7 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Steelers. Pittsburgh will get the big road win to finish the preseason with an unblemished 4-0 record!
Pick: Pittsburgh 23 Carolina 14