Big Ben injury: Huge line move
The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to extend their overall winning streak to five and their home winning streak to eight when they host the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night at Heinz Field.
And they will do it as home underdogs after Ben Roethlisberger was scratched after an injury. That swung the line from the Steelers -4.5 to the Steelers +3.5 in
Pittsburgh is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS over its last four games and 14-1 SU and 10-5 ATS over its last 15 home games.
Baltimore is 2-0 SU and ATS in its last two games overall and in its last two games against the Steelers.
Sportsbooks, including 5Dimes, had set the Steelers as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 46 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines over at Bovada).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Steelers at No. 5 and the Ravens at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 30-27 result in favor of the Ravens.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 21.8 PPG. The Steelers aerial game is averaging 250.3 yards per game, less than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 258.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Ravens feature the league's No. 31-rated road run defense, allowing 160 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.
The Ravens were a 55-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raiders. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Ravens got 3 passing scores out of Joe Flacco en route to a 55-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Steelers were a 16-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (29) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Steelers grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Chiefs in their last game, winning 16-13 at Heinz Field.
Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 9-1
Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the division are 8-2
A few Ravens at Steelers trends to consider:
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Baltimore at San Diego, Sunday, November 25
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Sunday, November 25