At 4:30 ET, the Steelers and Ravens meet up at M&T Bank Stadium for a week 18 NFL matchup. The action will be broadcast on ABC, and it’s all happening on Saturday, January 6th. o
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Ravens +4
This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE RAVENS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 25-17 in favor of the Ravens.
- Our projections have Mason Rudolph finishing with 216.83 passing yards on 20.645/34.437 passing.
- The Ravens are projected to finish with 353 yards of offense compared to the 286 yards for the Steelers.
Can Pittsburgh Secure a Road Victory?
Having played 16 games, the Steelers have a record of 9-7. This puts them at 3rd in the AFC-North and 9th in the AFC. When it comes to the spread, the Steelers come in at 9-7. Going into week 18, their scoring margin per game is -1.7.
On the offensive front, the Steelers are currently averaging 17.9 points per game, positioning them 24th in the NFL. Pittsburgh is presently 23rd in passing attempts, with an average of 6.2 yards per attempt (12). Their 189.3 passing yards per game also place them 25th in the league.
Pittsburgh comes in with an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 28 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the league.
The Steelers defense comes into the game with rankings of 12th in tackles for loss and 8th in sacks. Their opponents have been scoring 19.6 points per game and gaining 349.5 yards (per game).
Will the Ravens Find a Way to Win at Home?
As they approach their game with the Steelers, the Ravens come int with an overall record of 13-3 and have a winning streak of six games. In the AFC-North, Baltimore currently stands at 1st. The Ravens currently hold a 11-5 record against the spread. Currently, their average scoring margin is +13.1.
On offense, the Ravens are at 29.6 points per game, putting them 2nd in the NFL. Baltimore’s passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 21st in passing yards. In addition, they are 27th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 29.1 times per game.
With an average of 159.7 rushing yards per game, the Ravens currently rank 1st in the NFL. This figure is based on 32.2 rushing attempts (1st).
Heading into this week’s matchup with the Steelers, the Ravens defense has given up an average of 16.4 points per game. They are currently 5th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 302.1 yards per contest.