Carolina Panthers Game Friday: Panthers vs Steelers prediction, odds, spread, line, over/under & betting info for NFL preseason Week 3 game

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The Carolina Panthers return to Bank of America Stadium on Friday evening for their final preseason game before things get a little more serious during the 2021 season. Head coach Matt Rhule plans to play the majority of starters for around a half against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who’ll provide a stern test of their credentials after reaching the postseason last time around.

Carolina is currently 0-2 in preseason games after losing to the Baltimore Ravens and at the Indianapolis Colts. Although not the end of the world, this is the last chance to generate some momentum with the first-team unit before the Panthers begin preparations for a hugely important Week 1 clash against the New York Jets.

Conversely, the Steelers are 3-0 in their warmup games so far. Mike Tomlin’s men fell short in the playoffs despite a strong campaign overall in 2020, with this season potentially the last of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s storied time with the organization.

All eyes will be on Sam Darnold in this one. The signal-caller was on the field for just one series against Baltimore, so this is the first real chance we’ve had to see just how well the former first-round pick has settled in a different environment.

Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds for Preseason Week 3.

Looking ahead to Friday’s preseason Week 3 contest, the Panthers are currently favored to triumph by 4 points over the Steelers according to the latest odds from WynnBET.

Anyone wishing to bet a winner or loser for the game can get the Panthers at -195 (bet $195 to win $100) on WynnBET, with the Steelers currently standing at +165 (bet $100 to win $165).

WynnBET is also expecting a moderately high-scoring game for Carolina’s preseason finale. The over-under for the game currently stands at 35.5, which can be bet at -110 (bet $110 to win $100) either way.

Carolina Panthers injury report vs. Pittsburgh Steelers for Preseason Week 3.

There are a couple of players dealing with injuries in Carolina, although most aren’t what anyone would call as too serious. Kenny Robinson will definitely miss the final preseason game with a problem, with other such as Marquis Haynes and A.J. Bouye set to be game-time decisions.

The Panthers aren’t expected to put Christian McCaffrey in the firing line. Something that isn’t entirely unexpected considering the running back’s problems staying healthy last season.

The Steelers are expected to sit the majority of their starters, with Dwayne Haskins already confirmed as the team’s quarterback.

Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction for Preseason Week 3.

This one could go either way. The Panthers won’t want to fall flat in the first half with their starting lineup out there, so the stakes are much higher in this game than at any stage during the preseason so far.

Considering the need is probably greater for Carolina, taking them at -4 is the play for us.

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Carolina Panthers next game and schedule.

Business is about to pick up for the Panthers, who next take the field in Week 1 of the regular season against the New York Jets at Bank of America Stadium on September 12.

This game has so many fascinating storylines, including Darnold, Robby Anderson, and Frankie Luvu going against their former employers and the competitive debut of No. 2 overall selection Zach Wilson on the other side.

This will be followed by a home game against the New Orleans Saints and a trip to the Houston Texans to kick-off Week 3 on Thursday Night Football.

What channel is the Carolina Panthers preseason game on this week?

Those able to access local affiliate networks have multiple options available to view the game depending on your location. It will also be shown on the Panthers TV Network for those outside the region and via’s Game Pass.

Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers live stream.

For those that are looking for streaming options, FuboTV is an option and they are currently offering a free seven-day trial for new users.

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