Don’t look now; the Green Bay Packers are on a two-game roll and have a ton of momentum on their side. The same could not be said about the Pittsburgh Steelers, who’ve lost two straight games themselves after having high preseason expectations. Can the Packers defend home field and continue to impress, or will it be the Steelers who’ll secure another huge road win against a playoff contender?
NitroBetting is ready to equip its bettors with all the latest previews and odds for Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season. This time, we look at the upcoming showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NFL betting odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions. Be sure to check for the latest sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Steelers vs. Packers Game Information
- When: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- TV: CBS
- Radio: WDVE-FM 102.5 (Steelers) / WTMJ 620 AM (Packers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Steelers (+3.5) / Packers (-3.5)
Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers?
It’s already been a tumultuous season for the Pittsbuegh Steelers, who suffered back-to-back home losses in Week 3 after being humbled by the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-10. Pittsburgh won five straight games in Heinz Field against Cincy before that defeat, as issues continue to arise from the Steel City.
39-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played on par to a player of his age. Big Ben threw the ball 58 times for 318 passing yards, but completed just 38 of those passes, scored just one touchdown, and threw two interceptions. Pittsburgh’s running game is still non-existent, with the team having just 15 carries for 45 rushing yards.
Thankfully, rookie running back Najee Harris had his best game as a pro last Sunday, racking up 142 all-purpose yards. 102 of those yards came from his 14 check-down receptions (on 19 targets!), and Steelers fans would appreciate it if Harris ran the ball more rather than serving as a security blanket for Roethlisberger and his dwindling arm strength and accuracy.
Why Bet on the Green Bay Packers?
Leave it to Aaron Rodgers to stage a last-minute game-winning drive when the Green Bay Packers need it most. The Packers fled the Bay Area stealing a win from the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, 30-28, after A-God staged a quick drive with no timeouts left to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 51-yard field goal.
Rodgers’ 261-yard, two-TD effort from the air in Week 3 was far from his typical gaudy numbers, but it still got the job done against a formidable Niners defense. Running back Aaron Jones made sure that Green Bay covered all its bases on offense, as he finished with 19 carries for 82 rushing yards and a trip to the end zone.
Expect Rodgers to connect early and often with his favorite receiver in Davante Adams, who hauled in a game-high 12 catches for 132 receiving yards and a TD. The Steelers have a bottom-five passing defense right now, one that Green Bay would be wise to exploit to keep their current win streak going.
Steelers vs. Packers Betting Trends
- The Steelers are 1-3 in their last four road games (2-2 ATS). They did beat the Bills in Week 1 to snap that three-game road skid from the previous season.
- The Steelers are 5-1 in their last six games against teams from the NFC (4-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in five of those six matchups against NFC franchises.
- The Packers are on a six-game home win streak (4-2 ATS).
- The Packers are 12-1 in their last 13 games as home favorites (8-5 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in four of Green Bay’s last five outings in general.
Steelers vs. Packers Expert Betting Predictions
The odds have slowly shifted in favor of the Steelers of late, and that’s maybe because Aaron Jones is questionable to start in Week 4 due to an ankle injury. While that would be a huge loss for the Packers, the Steelers are dealing with banged-up bodies themselves, with Roethlisberger and wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster also ailing. That being said, be on top of the latest injury news coming out of both camps leading up to Sunday’s game before making a more-informed decision for bets on this massive clash in Lambeau.
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