Lions vs Steelers Prediction and Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers is predicted to win their upcoming pre-season game against the Detroit Lions.
The pre-season games of the 2022 NFL are set to conclude over the weekend as the regular season brings new excitement and hope to the fans. Looking at the last pre-season contest, Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to face the challenge of the Detroit Lions on 29th August in Heinz Field.
The Lions who did not have an expected getaway made quick amends as they registered an important victory against Colts while the Steelers are looking to go unbeaten in the pre-season. A win for either of the teams will help them in a great deal as they look to reciprocate their form in the regular season.
Lions vs Steelers Prediction and Odds: Recent form
It seems like Detroit Lions need to figure out their shortcomings before things run out of control in the regular season. Their 2021-22 campaign was dismal with a 4th place finish in NFC North and a similar fate is expected if they fail to kick start their campaign.
They started off their pre-season with a loss against the Falcons but found a way to win against the Colts in their second appearance. With only one game left in the pre-season and two big clashes coming at them initially against Eagles and Commanders in the regular season, it is their opportunity to break the 4th place jinx this time around.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh Steelers failed big time to replicate their 2020 record where they topped the AFC North group and won the division title but managed to sneak into the post-season games for the second year in a row. Even though they didn’t last long, they had a lot of positives to take, from their scrape in the previous season.
Coming to this year’s campaign, the Steelers are looking to dominate proceedings from the word go, as they thwarted the likes of the Seahawks and Jaguars in the first two pre-season clashes. Given the winning momentum, they are expected to test their bench strength against Lions.
Lions vs Steelers Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head
Matches: 33: Steelers: 17 Lions: 14 Ties: 2
Last Meeting: Pittsburgh Steelers forced a tie against Lions on 14th November 2021.
Lions vs Steelers Prediction and Odds: Players to watch
Mason Rudolph has been a huge contributor to the Steelers’ success in the postseason with a 61.5% completion rate and 236 yards completed in 17 games.
He will be accompanied by Singletary who has 203 attempts and 1081 yards as a running back along with 68 rushing 1st downs in the regular season.
Peter Freiermuth who plays as the wide receiver has 60 receptions, 79 targets and averaged 8.3 receptions per game in the previous edition. Terrell Edmunds who is positioned at Safety has an overall 105 tackles and 35 long interceptions.
David Blough is the leader in passing with 1033 yards and a passer rating of 62.2 along with a completion percentage of 54.3% in the postseason.
As far as Rushing is concerned, Justin Jackson is the prime running back in the eleven with 364 yards and 39 rushing first downs from the 2021 season.
Tom Kennedy is the leader in receiving aspect as the Tight end in the side with 54 receiving yards and a long reception of 6 in 12 appearances for the big man. John Cominsky who is the best defender in the eleven was on fire as he has affected 41 tackles including 22 assists.
Lions vs Steelers Prediction and Odds: Predictions
The betting markets and the prediction platforms have little doubt about the Pittsburgh side holding the advantage in this clash. Smarkets have come out with their predictions where they have given the upper hand to Steelers with odds of 1.45 whereas the away side is behind at 2.90.
The Oddsshark site which is known for giving out decisive predictions has gone in a different way by stating that this can go any way with the Steelers ahead with odds of -4.5 chance whereas the Lions are playing the catch-up ahead of this clash. The Oddschecker known for providing the best odds is expecting a comfortable victory to the hosts while the visiting team needs a good effort from their side to overturn this.`