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Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Pick 8/29/13

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) at Carolina Panthers (7-9)

NFL Football: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Bank of America Stadium)

The Line: Carolina Panthers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 36.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Panthers and Steelers do battle from Carolina as the preseason schedule nears a close and team finalize their rosters.

The Steelers have had their struggles in the prelude to the regular season but for their sake they can’t look too far into their performance as very rarely does a preseason indicate the team’s upcoming regular season and in some cases it’s quite the opposite. The Steelers are coming off an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in their last outing and they’ll look to avenge that with a statement victory on the road against the Carolina Panthers who are coming off a win in their own right. Pittsburgh could be in for a long season but you can be sure they won’t go down without a fight and as the regular season nears I expect to see more first team snaps than otherwise and that could set them up for a revenge spot here.

Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Pick 8/29/13

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The Panthers meanwhile continue their quest to get in shape before the dawning of the regular season and while the likes of Cam Newton and Steve Smith are always a threat it might be tough to find a ton more options for Carolina this season. That being said I think Carolina is playing very well at the moment coming off a road victory over the defending Super Bowl champions and while they may not get many victories during the regular season I think they’ll continue their winning ways here. Carolina matches up pretty well with the Steelers especially if it is a battle of the depth charts and I look for them to get another preseason victory in this one.

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Carolina Panthers -3.5

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