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NFL Week 2 Betting Preview: Steelers currently 5.5-point favorites against the Raiders

Both teams earned upset victories in Week 1 of the 2021 season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders are facing off in Week 2 the 2021 NFL regular season. With both teams pulling off upset victories in Week 1, their matchup in Week 2 will put one team in a great position in the AFC even though there is still a lot of football to be played. This is one of only three matchups this week between two teams who are 1-0 and the only one featuring AFC teams.

When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.


Game Info: Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Las Vegas Raiders

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Betting line: -5.5

Over/under: 47

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (L) 24-21 in Oakland

Win streak: 1 game LVR

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 1 - 2 LVR

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 4 - 6 LVR


The opening line on the game was at -6 when the schedule was released in May. This line moved as far as -5 through the preseason before coming back to -6 after the Steelers victory on Sunday. Once the Raiders took down the Ravens on Monday night, the line moved slightly to -5.5 on Tuesday.

Being the favorites on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -240 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 5/12 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Raiders would have a payout of $28.33 ($8.33 plus the original $20 bet). The Raiders have a current moneyline of +200, or 2/1 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Las Vegas to win straight up would have a payout of $40 ($20 plus the original $20 bet) .

According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games played in September and are 1-5 against the spread the last 6 games against the AFC West. The Steelers also have gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games and have gone UNDER in 12 of their last 14 games in Week 2.

If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl are 28/1 after being at 40/1 going into Week 1. The Steelers odds to win the AFC Championship are now 14/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 57/20 odds and are still behind both the Ravens and the Browns both at 8/5 odds. The Bengals bring up the rear with 12/1 odds.