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Carolina Panthers vs Pittsburgh Steelers 12/18/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) vs. Carolina Panthers (5-8)
December 18, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Carolina Panthers -2.5 / Pittsburgh Steelers +2.5; Over/Under: +38.5
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers meet in week 15 NFL action from the Bank of America Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to rebound from a 16-14 loss to Baltimore in their last game. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 1,797 yards, 4 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 65% passing while Najee Harris leads the Steelers in rushing with 704 rushing yards this season. Diontae Johnson leads Pittsburgh with 67 grabs for 647 receiving yards while Pat Freiermuth has 630 receiving yards and George Pickens has 590 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Myles Jack has a team-high 100 total tackles including 59 solo tackles while Alex Highsmith has a team-high 10 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has 4 interceptions this season.

The Carolina Panthers will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 30-24 win over Seattle on the road last time out. D’Onta Foreman has a team-high 637 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns this season. DJ Moore has a team-high 605 receiving yards as well while Terrace Marshall has 346 receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Shaq Thompson has a team-high 98 total tackles while Brian Burns has a team-high 10.5 sacks.

Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 week 15 games. Carolina is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record.

I get Carolina being favored at home, but I don’t care for the Panthers at all as I’m just wanting no part of this Panthers team even though they’ve had some success lately. Pittsburgh’s slowly getting better and we’re seeing the development of Kenny Pickett before our eyes and it’s amazing the drastic change in attitude since this Pittsburgh defense got healthy again. The Steelers were always motivated with Mike Tomlin as the coach, but getting TJ Watt back has given Pittsburgh a noticeable boost and I think they get the cover and potential win here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Pittsburgh +2.5

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