The Baltimore Ravens (10-5) play the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) on Sunday, 1 at 20:20 at M&T Bank Stadium. Going into this AFC North matchup, Baltimore Ravens sit second in the division with ten out of 15 wins and three games ahead of the third-placed Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Ravens are the big favorites to snatch the win on the moneyline. Considering how strongly the oddsmakers rate their chances against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the home crowd will be anything but impressed if they somehow slip up at the M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting lines
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting expert picks
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline
The Baltimore Ravens have struggled to get results against the away team in recent years, and while the home-field advantage is on their side at the M&T Bank Stadium, that may not be enough.
Instead, we like the look of the Pittsburgh Steelers continuing their dominance in this series, having won four of their last five matchups against the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Spread
The Ravens are favored by 6 points against the Steelers in Week 17 betting lines. This leaves them clear favorites to win Sunday’s matchup outright. The past five contests in this series have been tight, with the average winning margin being just 3.0 points.
The Ravens struggled to make home-field advantage count against the Steelers in their past five matchups, losing four times at the M&T Bank Stadium by an average losing margin of 7.8 points. The hosts are also 3-5-1 ATS in the past nine games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Steelers, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. In their past 10 matches, the Pittsburgh Steelers went 7-3 ATS and also ended up 5-3-1 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Total
Judging by a points average of 42.6 points from the last ten matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The oddsmakers have set the current total at 42.0 points, 5.4 points higher than the 36.6-point average these two squads saw from their past five contests.
For betting on the total, consider that all the last four Baltimore Ravens games went under. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Baltimore Ravens, the total failed to go over even once. They are 3-7 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the average total has been 37.8 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 38.0 points in the last five on the road. Meanwhile, the over-market paid out in three of the last five games on the road for the Pittsburgh Steelers. All in all, they are 4-6 in their last ten games overall.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers Betting trends
- Baltimore Ravens have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home.
- Baltimore Ravens point score went under in their last four games
- Pittsburgh Steelers have covered the spread in their last two games away
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens Form
The Ravens improved their regular season record to 10-5 last week by beating the Atlanta Falcons 17-9. They’ve gone 7-3 in their past ten matches and 5-0 in the last five at home.
Unfortunately, the Ravens offense hasn’t performed to its usual standards of late. In the last five matches, the offensive unit has only put up 14.6 points on average, which is someway off this season’s tally of 21.4 points.
Visiting offenses normally struggle to break down the hosts’ defense, which has the fourth-best defensive record at home, having only allowed 17.6 points on their own turf and 18.1 points in all outings.
The AFC North title may be a long shot with a record of 10-5, but the fifth-seeded Baltimore Ravens have still clinched a spot in the upcoming AFC playoffs going into their latest matchup.
Pittsburgh Steelers Form
The Steelers went 7-8 for the season last week by defeating the Las Vegas Raiders 13-10. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Steelers offense has struggled to bring its A-game this season, putting up a mere 17.6 points on average.
The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the visitors have only given up 15.0 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 21.3 points per game in comparison.
Reaching the Super Bowl is the ultimate dream for the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a big ask though. Not only did the visitors exit in the first round of last season’s playoffs, but they’re only 7-8 this year, and unless things pick up soon, even a postseason berth will be out of their reach.
Baltimore Ravens VS Pittsburgh Steelers H2H history
The Baltimore Ravens came away with a 14-16 win in their previous encounter with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Acrisure Stadium on December 2022. In the past five matchups, the Baltimore Ravens claimed just one win against the Pittsburgh Steelers to go 1-4 in this series.
The Baltimore Ravens tallied 22 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The latter managed an average of 20.6 points in comparison.