NFL Week 8 Game Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles Odds

Written By Jeffrey Schreiber on October 28, 2022
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The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 30. NFL Week 8 odds shows the Eagles as spread favorites and  on the moneyline, with Pittsburgh . The point total for Steelers Eagles odds is set at .

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds. Click on any Steelers – Eagles odds in this post to bet now.

STEELERS VS EAGLES ODDS: SPREAD, MONEYLINE, OVER/UNDER

When using the Steelers Eagles odds table above, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Wagering on the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A “plus” sign in front of the spread is the underdog, and a “minus” sign is the favorite. The Eagles would need at least an eleven-point win if you bet on Philadelphia to cover the point spread (-10.5). A spread bet on the Steelers would win if Pittsburgh wins the game or loses by ten points or fewer. When there is no flat number like this one, (-10.5) no push comes into play.

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

The total is the number of combined points the two teams will score. Bettors can choose to bet the over or under on how many total points will be scored in the game.

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STEELERS VS EAGLES PLAYER PROPS

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STEELERS VS EAGLES BETTING NEWS

As of Wednesday, the spread for this game on DraftKings Sportsbook is Eagles -10.568% Of the money is on Philadelphia to cover the spread. Additional updates can be found below.

STEELERS VS EAGLES WEATHER REPORT

The weather for this game is expected to settle in at 50 degrees with some clouds in the sky . You should be wary of allowing the potential weather to impact your handicap. Games with lots of rain and snow usually drive down totals but doesn’t always mean it will go Under. Sportsbooks obviously adjust their lines based on weather, so it’s up to the bettor to decide if the book adjusted the line enough. 

Eagles Vs. Steelers Injury Report

Philadelphia Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Tyree JacksonTEAclQuestionable
Lane JohnsonOTConcussionProbable
Brandon GrahamDEHamstringQuestionable

Pittsburgh Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Pat FreiermuthTEAnkleProbable
Montravius AdamsDTHamstringProbable
Josh JacksonCBGroinQuestionable
Steven SimsWRHamstringProbable
Calvin Austin IIIWRFootOut
Levi WallaceCBShoulderQuestionable
T.J. WattLBPectoralQuestionable
Larry OgunjobiDTKneeQuestionable

Eagles Offense Vs. Steelers Defense

Eagles OffenseStats (Rank)Steelers Defense
26.8 (4)Points/Gm23.1 (22)
0.4 (3)Points/Play0.3 (3)
394.5 (5)Yards/Gm394.3 (28)
238.5 (13)Pass Yards/Gm275.4 (29)
156 (6)Rush Yards/Gm118.9 (18)
5.6 (12)Yards/Play5.7 (19)
7.8 (2)Yards/Pass7.2 (25)
4.2 (22)Yards/Rush4.1 (4)
43.7% (6)3rd Down %41.6% (21)
64% (6)Red Zone %46.2% (7)
2 (1)Turnovers10 (9)
15 (16)Sacks12 (22)

Steelers Offense Vs. Eagles Defense

Steelers OffenseStats (Rank)Eagles Defense
15.3 (31)Points/Gm17.5 (4)
0.2 (30)Points/Play0.3 (3)
298.6 (30)Yards/Gm297.8 (4)
210.7 (24)Pass Yards/Gm188 (5)
87.9 (27)Rush Yards/Gm109.8 (12)
4.8 (32)Yards/Play4.7 (2)
5.8 (29)Yards/Pass4.9 (2)
3.7 (26)Yards/Rush5 (28)
36.8% (20)3rd Down %44.6% (29)
50% (22)Red Zone %57.9% (19)
12 (27)Turnovers14 (1)
15 (16)Sacks17 (10)

STEELERS VS EAGLES BETTING INSIGHTS

Why Steelers Can Cover The Spread

Pittsburgh is rebuilding for the future under rookie QB Kenny Pickett. Although the Steelers have been perceived as one of the worst teams, wagering on them the last two weeks has gone well for bettors. Pittsburgh won outright against the Buccaneers and covered the spread against the Dolphins as heavy underdogs.

There aren’t too many matchup advantages for the Steelers in this spot but getting 10.5 points is a lot, even against a stout Philadelphia team. The Steelers can find success on the ground in this matchup as the Eagles rank bottom 10 in yards per rush allowed this season. It is tough to throw on the Eagles, but the best try Pittsburg has would be to target emerging rookie WR George Pickens, who has averaged over five receptions and nearly 70 receiving yards in his last four games. The Steelers rookie led the team’s wide receivers in receiving yards last week and scored the team’s only touchdown.

Why Eagles Can Cover The Spread

Let us start with Philadelphias’ defense, who are in a highly optimal spot facing Kenny Pickett, who, through four NFL appearances (three starts), has a 2:7 TD-to-INT ratio while averaging a poor 5.7 yards per pass attempt. The Eagles have allowed the fewest total passing yards to opposing QBs thus far in 2022. Philadelphias’ defense is also ranked top five in pass defense DVOA, yards per pass allowed, yards per play allowed, and points per play allowed.

This matchup for Jalen Hurts should be a cakewalk as the Steelers have given up the NFL’s sixth-most yards per pass attempt (7.2), third-most passing yards (1,928), and third-most passing TDs (13). Miles Sanders is averaging over 20 touches per game over his last 5 appearences, while Pittsburgh has allowed 134 total yards per game to enemy backs. Sanders should succeed as the lead back on a team favored by over ten at home. The Steelers have also surrendered the NFL’s fourth-most catches (99), most yards (1,467), and third-most TDs (9) to wide receivers. AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith should do whatever they want on Sunday.

Reasons To Bet The Over

The Eagles scored 24+ points in five of their six games this year. If Pittsburgh can have some success against this defense, it may push the Eagles to continue putting their foot on the gas. This game has a low total of only 43.5 points. The last time these two teams met, the game combined for 67 total points.

Reasons To Bet The Under

The Steelers scored only 10 points in Week 7 against a Miami pass defense ranked 28th by PFF. Pittsburgh now faces an Eagles team ranked as the seventh-best pass defense by PFF. The Eagles average 7.7 more snaps than their opponents (third), while Pittsburgh produces 6.7 fewer per game (28th). Don’t expect much play volume for the Steelers, whose offense is learning to operate correctly on the fly under a rookie QB.

The Eagles take a slower approach when up by at least a touchdown in the second half, ranking outside the top eight in pace. This scenario should play out for Philadelphia as ten-point favorites at home. The Eagles also have no problem playing ground-and-pound style football, as they rank top 12 in run rate. Philadelphia’s opponents only scored 70 points in their last five games, good for an average of 14 points per game.

Steelers vs Eagles props: Matchups to watch

Eagles passing game vs Steelers pass defense: The Eagles have a potential mismatch with their passing attack against the Steelers’ secondary. Philadelphia is ranked top five in yards per pass, offense EPA, and early down EPA. The Eagles grade out as the No. 2 pass offense per PFF. Pittsburgh’s defense is ranked Bottom 10 in yards per pass allowed, defense EPA, third-down defense, and sacks. Look out for AJ Brown and Devonta Smith to have productive Week 8 stat lines.

Steelers running game vs Philadelphias run defense: The Steelers’ only legitimate chance of having success against the Eagles on Sunday is on the ground. Philadelphia’s run defense ranks bottom ten in yards per rush allowed while being graded as the third-worst tackling team per PFF. Perhaps Najee Harris can shake off some tacklers this week, as he is currently running behind a bottom-five offensive line.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Philadelphias’ defense is tied for the most takeaways (14) and has held opponents to just 4.7 yards per play through seven weeks. The Eagles defense should be licking their chops facing a struggling rookie QB at home. This all tells me to hammer the Eagles -10.5. Best of luck betting Steelers Eagles Odds.

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Jeffrey Schreiber is a sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media. Jeff is recent college graduate with a background in finance and analytics. His goal is to provide readers with data and information behind the "why" to make a bet. His most memorable betting moment came during the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs when he turned $37 in same-game parlay bets into $25,000.

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