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Steelers are 5.5-point favorites against the Raiders


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The Steelers pulled off an upset win over the Bills in Western New York on Sunday, and their attention now turns to the Raiders, who had a thrilling overtime victory over the Ravens in Las Vegas on Monday night.


The Steelers will host the Raiders for their home opener on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Since Mike Tomlin was hired as head coach in 2007, the Steelers are 11-3 in home openers.


The Steelers are currently 5.5-point favorites against the Raiders and the over/under is 47 points, according to Oddsshark.com. The line was as 6 last night but dropped to 5.5 after Las Vegas showcased a strong performance against the Ravens in a winning effort.


The Raiders are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against the Steelers and are 5-2 straight up in their last seven games against Pittsburgh. However, Las Vegas is 1-4 straight up in their last five games when playing on the road against the Steelers.


Ben Roethlisberger is 2-5 in his career against the Raiders (2-1 at home and 0-4 in Oakland, the former home of the Raiders). Mike Tomlin is 2-4 in his career against the Raiders (2-1 at home and 0-3 in Oakland).


The Steelers are 13-16 all-time against the Raiders. Their last meeting was in 2018 when Jon Gruden's Raiders upset the Steelers with a 24-21 victory in Oakland.



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