Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Thursday has the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to Carolina to face the Panthers.

Carolina is trying to avoid a winless football bet preseason as they take on Pittsburgh. Here is a look at the NFL betting matchup between the Steelers and Panthers.

NFL betting has Carolina a 3.5 point favorite with a total of 33.5. Carolina has not played very well this NFL betting preseason, especially on defense. Last week they were torched by Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco. The offense was pretty good though as quarterback Jake Delhomme completed 11-of-16 passes for 180 yards as NFL betting stats indicate. Most of the starters for both teams are not going to see time in this football bet matchup.

Both Carolina running backs are dealing with injuries as NFL betting notes tell us so don’t look for DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart to play “A series or two, not extended play, if in fact they go that will be the amount. That’s pretty standard for the final preseason game.” Carolina head coach John Fox said about the first string players. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin said basically the same thing as NFL betting tells us. “There is no question there appearance is going to be a short one; that is the nature of it. They are going to have some teammates fighting until the bitter end to play well and make this football team.” Tomlin said.

The Steelers have gotten good play out of Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed, two players they hope will make an NFL betting impact this season. “I expected those guys to take a step. I expected others to join them, quite frankly. Some of those other ones are running out of time. They need to state a case for their presence here this week.” Tomlin said, “Those guys have upheld the standard and played to it. We are looking forward to those guys continuing the process and exceeding it.”

The Steelers and Panthers have met ten times in NFL betting preseason play with the Steelers holding a 6-4 edge. Pittsburgh won 19-16 last season in football bet preseason action against Carolina. The Steelers are 3-2 in the football bet preseason at Carolina. They have won two straight in the preseason in NFL betting against the Panthers and three of the last four. This is the ninth time the teams have met in the NFL betting preseason finale.

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