Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 10-27-2013


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The Pittsburgh Steelers will make the long journey out west to face the Oakland Raiders in an NFL pro football game set for Sunday afternoon.

Start time from Oakland is set for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS TV.

The betting odds from this NFL game have the road side Pittsburgh Steelers favored by –3 points with a total lined at 40 1/2 points.

Pittsburgh has won two straight to improve to 2-4 on the season following a 19-16 home victory last week to the Baltimore Ravens as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game total landed at under 41 points. The Steelers failed to hold a seven point lead late as the Ravens tie the game with two minutes remaining. The Steelers then position themselves for their game winning field goal as time expired.

The Steelers posted 286 yards and ran for 141 on 29 carries. They go just 1 of 3 inside the red zone. Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 23 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. Le’Veon Bell ran for 93 yards on 19 carries. On defense they allowed the Ravens offense 287 yards with 82 rushing on 26 carries.

Oakland is coming off a bye week. The team is 2-4 on the 2013 season with a 24-7 road defeat two weeks ago to the Kansas City Chiefs as a +7 ½ point underdog. The game total finished at under 41 points. It was a 7-7 tie at the half then the Raiders get outscored 17-0 in the second.

The Raiders offense gained 274 yards with 121 from their ground game on 28 carries. Terrelle Pryor completed 18 of 34 passes for 216 yards with a touchdown and three picks. One interception was returned for a Kansas City touchdown. Pryor had seven rushes for 56 yards. Defensively they give up 216 yards to the Chiefs offense with a mere 105 yards passing. Oakland had a -2 turnover margin.