Thursday Night Football 2018: The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-0 straight up and against the spread over their last five games against the Carolina Panthers, winning those games by an average of 20.4 points per game. The Steelers hope to continue their stretch of dominance over the Panthers with a win at home this Thursday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX, NFLN in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services.
Since opening the season with a rocky 1-2-1 SU and 1-3 ATS start, the Steelers are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS over their last four games. Each of their last three games over that stretch have come against divisional opponents, catapulting Pittsburgh into first place in the AFC North.
James Conner has been sensational in the starting running back role for the Steelers with 1,085 total yards and 10 total touchdowns. His emergence as an elite weapon has helped Pittsburgh overcome the absence of Le’Veon Bell.
The Steelers are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games against NFC opponents per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Cam Newton has thrived under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, returning to his MVP form with 15 touchdown passes to only four interceptions, 1,893 passing yards and four rushing touchdowns.
With the offense rolling, the Panthers are 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS through their first eight games and could pose a threat to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South down the stretch. The Panthers need to prove that they can win on the road however with a 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS record in their last six games away from home.
Thursday night’s total is set at 52 points. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five games between these two teams.
After a handful of ugly matchups on Thursday Night Football, the schedule finally serves up a competitive game between two very good teams. Both teams enter this game with winning streaks and their offenses on the roll, setting the stage for a potential shootout between two teams hoping to do some damage over the second half of the season and beyond.