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Steelers Bettors Have Been Hitting the Jackpot in December

If you’ve been betting on the Steelers this month and in past Decembers, your wallet is probably getting quite heavy as they’re now an amazing 12-1-1 ATS in their last 14 December games. Ironically enough, that one ATS loss came last season in Baltimore. The Ravens have been anything but a reliable late-season bet as they’re a brutal 6-17 ATS in their last 23 December games.

Shark Bites
  • The Ravens are 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against the Steelers.
  • The Ravens are 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games with a late-afternoon start time.
  • Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 300 or more yards in seven of his last nine games at home.

Ravens vs Steelers really hasn’t been much of a rivalry lately as Baltimore has won nine of the last 12 games between the teams. The Ravens will look to continue this impressive stretch on Christmas Day in Pittsburgh as an underdog, which is a spot they’ve been an absolute disaster in as they have just one straight-up win in their last 10 as a road dog, and have failed to cover the spread in each of their four games as a road underdog this season.

A big part of the Ravens’ success vs Pittsburgh has been keeping Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell out of the end zone as the two superstars have just five combined touchdowns in 18 career games against them. The Ravens have been especially effective at limiting rushing attacks in road games, allowing a minuscule 69.3 rushing yards in their six road games this season.

Looking at the total, which opened in the ballpark of 44 points, bettors will be interested to know that the teams have gone under that mark in five straight games against each other. The Steelers have been a nice UNDER bet for most of the season, going UNDER the number in eight of their last 10 games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Baltimore Ravens listed as 3.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 44.5 over at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 33-14 result in favor of the Steelers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-5 overall and 9-5 ATS against the spread, while the Ravens are 8-6 and 6-8 ATS. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 4-10 on the OU, and Baltimore is 6-7-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Baltimore injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Pittsburgh Steelers and the No. 11-ranked Baltimore Ravens, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 24.36 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 18.79 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 262.5 yards per game, more than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 230.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Baltimore Ravens feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 100.8 yards per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Joe Flacco's 324-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as New England earned a 30-23 win over Baltimore on Monday at Gillette Stadium.

Buffalo wasn't able to contain Le'Veon Bell in their last game and the result was a 27-20 Week 14 loss against the Steelers.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Baltimore is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Cincinnati, Sunday, January 1st
Pittsburgh home to Cleveland, Sunday, January 1st

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