Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Point Spread
There is no way we can look at the NFL
Week 15 without paying an extra attention to the ongoing AFC
North battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) and the
Baltimore Ravens (9-4). Quickly becoming one of the most bet on
events with the online sportsbooks, the Pittsburgh Steelers vs.
Baltimore Ravens is currently the second most wagered on event
online and with a good reason - the Sunday battle between these
two NFL franchises will decide whether Steelers will continue
their run for the division title or the Ravens fueling a really
big contest for the AFC North top spot. Granted the Steelers has
the lighter schedule in the remaining two games, the Sunday
matchup is a must win for the Baltimore Ravens.
Considering what's at stake on Sunday,
there is no surprise that the Baltimore Ravens are the favorite
team to win the Sunday football game against the Steelers. At
the online sportsbook
Bookmaker, the Ravens are small
favorite listed with odds -140 to win the game straight up,
while the Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting on underdog odds +120,
despite already beating Baltimore 23-20 at the end of September,
a win which gave them the one-point lead on the AFC North table.
The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens point spread
is posted at -2.5 points chalk the Ravens with the total
predicted by the bookmakers at 34 points. And according to the
odds makers at
Bookmaker, the majority of
bettors like what they see and heavy action was noticed on the
Ravens to cover. Betting trends on the Steelers vs. Ravens game
indicate that Pittsburgh is 4-2 against the spread in its
last 6 games, while Baltimore is 7-1 against the spread in its
last 8 games. Keep in mind, however, that the Ravens have
covered six out of the last 7 games when playing against the
Steelers, which would explain the bettors' actions this week.
Also, the total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
when playing Pittsburgh.
This late into the season injuries are
already the norm - at Pittsburgh running back Carey Davis,
linebacker James Harrison and defensive end Brett Keisel all
missed Thursday practice. But the physical condition at
Baltimore is much more deteriorated. Ravens wide receiver Marcus
Maxwell is out for NFL Week 15 football with hip injury, while
wide receiver Derrick Mason and running back Ray Rice missed
Thursday practice. Limited practice at Baltimore yesterday had
wide receivers Mark Clayton and Yamon Figurs, safety Ed Reed and
cornerback Samari Rolle.