The Detroit Lions will face the Pittsburgh Steelers this Saturday night in preseason action. We’ve got a prediction plus the odds, injury report, live stream, and TV info for you.
The Detroit Lions are set to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in what will be their second preseason contest this Saturday night, August 21 with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET. Here’s the information we believe fans need to know in order to be in the know for this exhibition.
Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds for Preseason Week 2:
Going into their second preseason matchup of the year, the Lions are currently set as the underdogs against the Steelers with a point spread of 6.5 points. That according to the latest odds from WynnBET (as of this publishing).
Picking a straight-up winner or a loser by betting the moneyline, WynnBET currently has Detroit with +215 odds (bet $100 to win $215) compared to Pittsburgh at -270 (bet $100 to win $37.03).
WynnBET currently has the over/under for Saturday’s exhibition set at 36.5 points. The under is currently at -110 odds (bet $100 to win $90.90) compared to the over with a matching -110 (bet $100 to win $90.90).
Detroit Lions Injury Report vs. Pittsburgh Steelers for Preseason Week 2:
Running back D’Andre Swift returned to practice this past week after missing the team’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills due to a groin injury. Despite the return, Swift is not expected to play against the Steelers on Saturday night. Also potentially sitting out of this game are quarterback Jared Goff and Pro Bowl tight end T.J. Hockenson.
Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction for Preseason Week 2:
In their preseason opener at home in Ford Field, the new-look Lions struggled to put up points early. They scored just three points in the first three quarters against the Bills before exploding for 12 points in the fourth quarter against the worst possible competition on the field.
Expect another low-scoring affair against the Steelers with starters like Goff, Hockenson, and Swift potentially all sidelined for this matchup. The Steelers are favored by nearly a touchdown in this one and for good reason. It will be difficult for this rebuilding Lions team to come out of Pennsylvania with a road victory this early into their new journey together. Steelers 24, Lions 16.
Detroit Lions next game and schedule:
After the Lions face off against the Steelers in Pittsburgh this weekend, the Pride will head back home to Detroit to face off against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field. That third and final contest of the preseason is set to air both on FOX 2 television locally and 97.1 FM on the radio for a rare Friday game, August 27, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. EDT.
What channel is the Detroit Lions preseason game on this weekend?
For the Lions’ second preseason matchup of the year this Saturday against the Steelers, the game will be broadcasted on the NFL Network nationally and locally on WJBK (FOX/2 – Detroit). For those who live outside of the local TV market, here are the other affiliates airing the game courtesy of 506sports.com.
WNEM (CBS/5 – Saginaw)
WSYM (FOX/47 – Lansing)
WXMI (FOX/17 – Grand Rapids)
WFQX (FOX/32 – Traverse City MI)
WUPW (FOX/36 – Toledo OH)
WJMN (CBS/3 – Escanaba MI)
Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers live stream:
For those who have NFL Game Pass, all NFL preseason games are streamed live. For those looking for other streaming options now or into the regular season, FuboTV is an option to consider. Especially since they are currently offering a free seven-day trial for new users.