Steelers Ravens AFC North Odds Pick
The Steelers will be looking for big-time revenge after their Week 1 humilation at Baltimore and many bettors believe they will get it on the Week 9 NFL wagering menu.
Pittsburgh upset the Patriots last week while the Ravens were lucky to beat Arizona. The last eight times these AFC North rivals met here, the OVER prevailed with a 6-1-1 mark.
The Steelers are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in their past 10 at home and also 9-0 SU, 7-2 ATS their past 9 games an an NFL favorite. Pittsburgh is on a 6-1 ATS run within divison, while the Ravens are 6-1-1 favoring the UNDER in their past 8 games within the division.
It's one of several games where all the trends and situational analysis seems to point to one conclusion - a Pittsburgh cover.
Pittsburgh opened as 3-point favorites , while the NFL total was set at 42.5 for over under betting. Check out Bovada for the best Ravens underdog line as well as tons of prop bets.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 3-rated Steelers and the No. 5-rated Ravens in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 31-25 win for the Ravens on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 22 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 15.7 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 273.4 yards per game, more than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 174.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Ravens feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 106 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.
Baltimore won its last outing, a 30-27 result against the Cardinals on October 30. The Ravens failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ray Rice sliced and diced the Arizona defense for 3 touchdowns as the Baltimore won their last game, handling the Cardinals 30-27 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 25-17 result against the Patriots on October 30. The Steelers covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 42 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ben Roethlisberger led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 365 yards Sunday as the Steelers downed the Patriots 25-17 at Heinz Field.
Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the division are 7-3
A few Ravens at Steelers trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Baltimore at Seattle, Sunday, November 13
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Sunday, November 13