Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Week 9 Free Betting Prediction

In a battle of two franchises that prefer to air it out, the Pittsburgh Steelers (+3) are set to face off against their AFC North counterpart Baltimore Ravens (-3) at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff for this critical game is pegged for 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS is scheduled to have the TV rights.

Pittsburgh Steelers         +3           +130      ov 47
Baltimore Ravens             -3            -150       un 47

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview

Pittsburgh is playing the role of underdog and is currently getting 3 points in this AFC matchup. The Steelers are also receiving +130 moneyline odds while the Ravens are -150. Vegas has placed the over/under (O/U) at 47 points, and if one side can find paydirt early, it’ll probably lead to a decent betting opportunity in-game.

The game’s O/U has swung lower after opening at 48. The original line hasn’t shifted.

The Steelers are 4-3 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.9 units so far. The team’s posted an Over-Under record of 5-2. The Ravens have lost 1.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 4-4 ATS and have an O/U record of 3-5.

The Steelers are 4-2-1 straight up (SU), including 2-1 SU against AFC North opponents. The Ravens are 4-4 SU overall and 1-2 SU against divisional foes.

Baltimore enters this matchup on a zero-game winning streak while Pittsburgh has lost zero straight. The Steelers are coming off a resounding 33-18 victory over Cleveland in Week 8. Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-36 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. James Conner (146 yards on 24 rush attempts, two TDs) led the ground attack while Antonio Brown (six receptions, 74 yards, two TDs) and Conner (five catches, 66 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Back in Week 8, Carolina got the victory against this Baltimore crew by a score of 36-21. The Ravens defense allowed the Panthers to kill the clock by rushing for 154 yards on 33 attempts, including two rush TDs. D.J. Moore put up a productive showing in the win for Carolina, accounting for 39 rushing yards on two attempts, along with 90 yards on five catches. As a group, the Ravens collectively completed 26-of-44 passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Joe Flacco went 22-for-39 for 192 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while Lamar Jackson was four-of-five for 46 yards and one touchdown. Alex Collins (49 yards on 11 rush attempts, one TD) handled the running game while Willie Snead IV (five receptions, 54 yards) and Mark Andrews (four catches, 31 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.

Pittsburgh has run the ball on 35.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Baltimore has an overall rush percentage of 37.9 percent. The Steelers have run for 100 yards/game (including 115 per game versus North opponents) and have 10 scores on the ground this year. The Ravens are putting up 97 rush yards per game (93 in conference) and have 10 total rushing TDs.

The Steelers offensive scheme has averaged 327 yards through the air overall (309 per game against conference opposition) and has 14 passing TDs so far. The Ravens have recorded 292 pass yards per game (345.7 in the AFC) and have 13 total pass scores.

On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh has allowed 94 rush yards and 287 pass yards per game. The Baltimore defense has given up 216.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 98.1 yards per game on the ground. The Ravens are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.12 to opposing QBs, while the Steelers have allowed a 6.42 ANY/A.

Offensively, Roethlisberger is up to 1,921 passing yards this year. The signal-caller has completed 65 percent of his 251 attempts with 13 scores through the air and seven interceptions. Roethlisberger has a 6.91 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 7.67 over the last two games.

James Conner (488 rushing yards, seven rush TDs, 305 receiving yards on the year), Antonio Brown (447 receiving yards, seven receiving TDs) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (483 receiving yards, two TDs) have each played key roles of late.

Joe Flacco has connected on 186-of-303 passes for 1,980 yards, 10 TDs and six INTs for Baltimore. His ANY/A stands at 5.87 for the season and 5.15 over his past two outings.

John Brown (452 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns on the year), Alex Collins (320 rush yards, five rush TDs, one receiving TD) and Michael Crabtree (374 receiving yards, two receiving TDs) have combined to account for 370 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns over the past two games.

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Team Betting Trends

The Steelers offense has recorded six pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Ravens have accounted for four such plays.

The Pittsburgh defense has allowed four pass plays of 40+ yards, while Baltimore has given up zero such plays.

The Pittsburgh offense has created seven rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Baltimore has created one such runs.

The Steelers defense has allowed five rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Ravens have given up four such runs.

The Baltimore defense has registered 27 sacks on the year while Pittsburgh has 24.

Pittsburgh has produced 5.1 yards per carry across its past three outings and 5.4 over its last two.

Baltimore has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last three games and 4.3 over its past two.

In its last three matchups, Baltimore is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.

The Over/Under for Pittsburgh’s previous game was set at 47.5. The over cashed in the team’s 33-18 victory over Cleveland.

Over its last three games, Pittsburgh is 3-0 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.

The O/U for Baltimore’s last outing was set at 44. The over cashed in that 36-21 defeat to Carolina.

Baltimore has lost four of its last five games SU, with a 21-point triumph over Tennessee on October 14th representing the only win over that stretch.


Steelers vs. Ravens betting preview 11/4/18
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Steelers vs. Ravens betting preview 11/4/18
In a battle of two franchises that prefer to air it out, the Pittsburgh Steelers (+3) are set to face off against their AFC North counterpart Baltimore Ravens (-3) at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff for this critical game is pegged for 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS is scheduled to have the TV rights.

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