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Ravens Can’t Cover Spread at Home

It’s been a depressing season for the Ravens and their backers as the team is a miserable 4-10 SU and 3-9-2 ATS, and things are about to get much worse when their hated division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, come to town on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Steelers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games as favorites against the Ravens in December.
  • BAL is 4-14 SU & 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has eight 100+ yard receiving games this season.

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have played elite level football in their last 10 December games, going 10-0 SU and 9-0-1 ATS. They’ve been on a serious roll this December with three straight wins, scoring a total of 112 points in those games. So far this month, they’ve gone 2-0-1 ATS.

The Ravens, meanwhile, have lost three straight, including two straight at home where they allowed a total of 69 points. They still haven’t been able to cover a spread at home, posting a 0-6-1 home ATS record, and going back to last season, they’re 0-9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

It should come as no surprise that the Steelers are trending OVER, going above the total in four straight games. The total has gone OVER three of the last four times these teams have played in Baltimore.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers betting odds line opened as -9.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 48.5 at most shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Ravens to win this game on Sunday 26-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baltimore bring a 4-10 record (3-9-2 ATS) to the Week 16 betting matchup against the 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 7-4-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Baltimore go 7-7 so far and the Steelers go 6-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The game pits the Baltimore Ravens, currently No. 24 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who rate No. 7 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Baltimore Ravens No. 22-ranked offense (20.86 PPG) against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that ranks No. 11 at 20.5 PPG. The Ravens passing attack has averaged 266 yards per game, less than the Steelers give up through the air (279.14 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Pittsburgh Steelers own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 84.17 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Steelers got 3 passing scores out of Ben Roethlisberger en route to a 34-27 win over the Broncos on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Baltimore lost its last outing 34-14 against Kansas City on Sunday, getting a 128-yard receiving performance from Kamar Aiken in a losing cause at M&T Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 3-9-2 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Baltimore is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Sunday, January 3rd
Baltimore at Cincinnati, Sunday, January 3rd