Steelers vs Panthers Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 15 (Carolina Starts Hot at Bank of America Stadium)

Larry Rupp
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Carolina Panthers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
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Steelers vs Panthers Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8, 3-4 Away) vs. Carolina Panthers (5-8, 4-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, NC
Coverage: CBS

The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to play spoiler when they go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 15 NFL action. The Steelers fell just short in a 16-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Three costly interceptions thrown by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky made a huge impact.

Meanwhile, the Panthers earned their best win of the year in a 30-24 Week 14 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Running backs D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard combined to log 148 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 35 carries. Jayceen Horn and C.J. Henderson each nabbed an interception.

Steelers vs Panthers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PIT: (+118) | CAR: (-138)
Spread: PIT: +2.5 (-110) | CAR: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 38.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Panthers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 15 slate at 38.5 points.

Steelers vs Panthers Prediction & Pick

This game didn't line up as one with much meaning prior to Week 14. That was before a Carolina win and a Tampa Bay loss put the Panthers right back in the NFC South title race. Head coach Steve Wilks' team sits only 1.0 game back and has a great opportunity to show it isn't done fighting just yet.

The Panthers have now tallied at least 185 rushing yards in each of their last two games and face a Steelers defense that has allowed an average of 157.7 rushing yards over its last three games (No. 26 in NFL). Carolina has also stayed dominant on defense, giving up 5.3 yards per play (No. 12 in NFL).

The Steelers are 4-9 straight up in their last 13 away games and the Panthers need this win. I'll back Carolina by a field goal.

Final Score Prediction: Steelers: 17 | Panthers: 20

Steelers vs Panthers Betting Trends

- Pittsburgh is 6-0 straight up in its last six games against Carolina.
- The total has hit the under in six of Pittsburgh's lasy eight games.
- Carolina is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Carolina's last six games against Pittsburgh.

Steelers vs Panthers Best Bet

It's going to be a playoff atmosphere in Charlotte on Sunday as the fans know how important this game is. I expect Carolina to come out of the gate firing and build off the momentum of the crowd support. Trubisky or a hobbled Kenny Pickett should not scare a defense that knows its identity.

The Panthers' defense has excelled early on in games played at Bank of America Stadium. It allows only 6.1 first half points per home game, which is the second-best mark in the NFL. It's a big reason why Carolina is 8-4-1 against the spread in the first half this year. Look for that trend to continue.

Bet: Carolina Panthers 1H ML (-136)

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