Two playoff contenders square off on Thursday Night Football when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Carolina Panthers from Heinz Field at 8:20 p.m. ET. Carolina has won five of its last six, while Pittsburgh has reeled off four consecutive wins.
If you're going to pick this prime-time showdown -- in which the Steelers are favored by 3.5 -- you need to see what our advanced projection model has to say.
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The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 10 on a strong 8-0 run. For the season, it is now 22-9 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a blistering 70-43. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model is 89-43 this season, again ranking in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch.com. Anybody who has been following it is up HUGE.
Now, it has simulated Panthers vs. Steelers 10,000 times to produce strong against the spread, Over-Under, and money line picks. We can tell you that the model is leaning toward the Over (51), but it also has locked in a point-spread pick that cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before you lock in your own picks.
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