Pennsylvania Sportsbooks Place Eagles as Big Favorites, Steelers as Small Underdogs in Week 15

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  • Philadelphia Eagles are nine-point favorites over Week 15 opponent, the Chicago Bears
  • Pittsburgh Steelers are 2.5-point underdogs to the Carolina Panthers in Week 15
  • Steelers bettors await word if QB Kenny Pickett will start due to concussion

The Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting market is eager for both Week 15 matchups for the state’s two NFL Teams. Both teams take to the road to play this week’s contests as the favored Philadelphia Eagles travel to Chicago to face the Bears, while the underdog Pittsburgh Steelers head to Carolina to battle the Panthers.

Eagles Team Notes

Philadelphia, riding high after a 48-22 win over the New York Giants, hit the road to take on the Chicago Bears. Currently for those enjoying Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting sites, the Eagles are nine-point favorites according to Pennsylvania sportsbooks with a point total of 48.5.

While the Eagles sport an NFL-best 12-1 record this season, they’ve been less than stellar against the spread (ATS) as road favorites, posting a 2-4 mark in 2022. But the Bears, losers of six straight contests heading into their matchup with the Eagles, have trouble putting teams away at Soldier Field with a 3-8-1 ATS record over their last 12 home games.

For bettors favoring Chicago, the potential of getting QB Justin Fields back offers an intriguing proposition for those looking to take the points. The counterpoint of Fields’ return influencing the final score is that the Eagles are 8-3 ATS after a victory this season.

In their last five games against Chicago, the Eagles are 5-0 straight up and against the spread, another feather in the cap for Philadelphia bettors.

Eagles vs. Bears Betting Notes


2-4 ATS on the Road
8-3 ATS After a Win 
5-3 ATS against NFC Opponent


2-2 ATS as Home Underdog
1-1    ATS with Rest Advantage
3-5-1 ATS After Loss

Traveling Steelers Slight Underdogs to Panthers

Steelers Team Notes

Pittsburgh, clinging to their fading playoff hopes, enter Week 15 looking to comeback from a momentum-killing 16-14 loss to the short-handed Baltimore Ravens.

PA Online Sports Betting sites have installed the Steelers as 2.5-point underdogs with a 38-point total against the Panthers.

Since replacing Baker Mayfield at QB with Sam Darnold, the Panthers have taken off, winning three of their last four games straight up and a clean 4-0 ATS during the streak. With Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggling to take control of the NFC South, Carolina has a chance to make the playoffs and win the division with a strong finish.

The big question in the mind of bettors is whether the Steelers will have rookie QB Kenny Pickett under center in Carolina. Pickett suffered a concussion in the Ravens game that could cost him the opportunity to play against the Panthers. If Pickett can’t go on Sunday, then backup Mitch Trubisky will take the reins for the Pittsburgh offense.

Especially if Trubisky plays, taking the under with Online Sports Betting PA sites on the 38 point total offers an interesting bet as the Steelers have failed to hit the over in 8 of their 13 games in 2022 and the Panthers have only hit the over twice in their seven home games this season.

Steelers vs Panthers Betting Notes


4-3 ATS On the Road
3-4 ATS After a Loss
5 of 13 Games Hit Over Total Points


7-6 ATS Overall in 2022
4-3 ATS at Home
2 of 7 Home Games Hit Over Total Points

Derek Blake is a freelance writer that has covered the expansion of legal sports betting in America and the regional casino business for several well-known industry websites. During his writing career, he has written profiles on dozens of athletes and focused on the collision of sports and politics.