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Ravens-Steelers Have a Penchant for Going UNDER Totals

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are both coming off disappointing losses last weekend and will look to right the ship in what’s perennially an exciting AFC North matchup. 

Xbet opened the Ravens as 2.5-point home underdogs with a total of 43.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Steelers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after a loss.
  • The Ravens are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home.
  • The Steelers are 5-0 SU in their last five games against their division.

If you’re hesitant to back Baltimore right now, I don’t blame you. The Ravens got absolutely manhandled by the Jacksonville Jaguars, of all teams, in London by a score of 44-7. Baltimore allowed quarterback Blake Bortles to have the game of his life, as the signal-caller tossed four touchdown passes to finish with 244 yards on 20-of-31 passing in the win. 

Joe Flacco hasn’t been anything special in 2017, which doesn’t bode well as he faces a solid Steelers defensive unit. Flacco hasn’t thrown for more than 217 yards in a game this year and was pulled from the loss to the Jags after throwing two interceptions and completing just eight of 18 passes for a measly 28 yards. 

The UNDER tends to be a profitable wager when these teams collide, evidenced by the UNDER going 3-1 in the previous four clashes between the AFC North rivals. 

The Steelers offense hasn’t fully gotten off the ground yet in 2017, but it’s just a matter of time before the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown starts lighting it up. That day could come Sunday against the suddenly weak-looking Ravens. 

If the Steelers do pull out a win, they’ll have to reverse a solid trend working in the Ravens’ favor. In Baltimore’s last 11 vs divisional foes, the Ravens are 10-1 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Baltimore Ravens were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at Bovada and other online sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 45.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 24-14 win for the Ravens on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. 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 brings a 2-1 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 4  matchup against the 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 1-2 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Baltimore go 1-2 so far and the Steelers go 0-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Baltimore Ravens and the No. 4-ranked Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Baltimore Ravens' No. 23-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that ranks No. 3 at 16.67 PPG. The Ravens passing attack has averaged 121.33 yards per game, less than the Steelers give up through the air (136.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Pittsburgh Steelers feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 138.5 yards per game. The Baltimore Ravens, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost its last outing 23-17 against Chicago on Sunday, getting a 110-yard receiving performance from Antonio Brown in a losing cause at Soldier Field.

Baltimore didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Jaguars as Jacksonville blasted them 44-7 in Week 3 action.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
  • Baltimore is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Jacksonville, Sunday, October 8
Baltimore at Oakland, Sunday, October 8