Steelers Vs. Raiders: Line Shifts, Pittsburgh Still Favored Over Oakland

Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) questions a penalty call by referee Jerry Frump during the second half of the game against the New York Jets at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

The Steelers were favored by 4.5 points in their Week 3 contest at Oakland, but that line has changed to 3.5, possibly due to news of injuries.

The line is set at Odds Shark, a partner of SB Nation.

The Steelers may again be without linebacker James Harrison and strong safety Troy Polamalu, but with both of them out in Week 2, the Steelers held the Jets to 10 points - none in the second half.

It's certainly not strange to see a line jump a point during the week. It seems bettors are reacting more to the possibility of certain Steelers players being out than the Raiders probably being without their top cornerbacks.

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Shawntae Spencer and Ron Bartell will both miss Sunday's game, and the latest reports suggest LB Rolando McClain could as well.

This certainly wouldn't help the Raiders already struggling run defense, but against the Steelers' futility on the ground, maybe it'll end up being the breakout game for one of these teams.

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