Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens – Picks and Predictions

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens – Picks and Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: January 4, 2024 | Last Updated: January 4, 2024

The 2023 NFL regular season will close this coming weekend, and the action will open with a Saturday afternoon matchup between the Baltimore Ravens (13-3) and visiting Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7). Betting markets for the game will be available at all online sportsbooks, allowing fans to bet on money lines, spreads, totals, game props, and parlays. New customers can also claim sports betting promos for all Week 18 action.

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Head-to-Head: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens enter this matchup with the top seed in the AFC playoff bracket already locked up – win or lose, they won’t spend a game of the playoffs outside of M&T Bank Stadium. While that’s likely to affect which players are in the starting lineup, it isn’t going to change the effort put forth by the team on the field.

Head to head, the Steelers have done well against the Ravens in recent history, winning 7 of their last 10 meetings. Two of Baltimore’s three wins came in the 2019 regular season – in which, similarly, they finished 14-2 and had the top seed in the conference locked up by their second meeting with Pittsburgh. None of the last six meetings between these teams eclipsed the point total.

How to Bet on Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

Betting markets for the game will be widely available on NFL betting sites. Make sure to browse your available options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, as well as any unique props or promotional offers for the game that might only be available from some operators.

Additionally, be sure to check the injury report and make sure you have up-to-date news about player availability before submitting any bets. Lines will move as more information about the lineups comes out, but the injury report is still a vital primary source of information for bettors on NFL games.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Odds

  • Money Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -180, Baltimore Ravens +152
  • Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5
  • Total: o/u 36.5

Betting Tips for Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

  • The Ravens are 5-1 ATS through their last six games.
  • The Over is 4-0 through the Steelers’ last four games.
  • The Over is 7-3 through the Ravens’ last ten games.
  • The Under is 6-0 through the last six meetings between the Steelers and Ravens.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Predictions

The total for this game sitting in the mid-30s, with these teams having combined for 153 points through the last two weeks, is curious. The Ravens’ defense ranks at or near the top of the league in several key metrics – including the best mark for points, allowing only 16.4 per game – but so does their offense. If both teams keep their feet on the gas, this total might look silly by the second quarter.

As far as the ultimate result of the game, a lot depends on who suits up for the Ravens. That information is still pending from Harbaugh, but he’s communicated that it’ll be publicly available and his plans for the lineup will be evident on the practice field.

If everyone plays, expect the Ravens to take care of business. Their loss to the Steelers in October was the result of a litany of unforced errors, the likes of which they’ve ironed out down the stretch, and still required a fourth-quarter effort from the Steelers that would be hard to replicate.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens +3.5

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.