The AFC Championship Game is tonight between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a NFL free pick for the AFC Championship Game.

Bet the Ravens at Steelers

Game Time: 6:30 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Steelers as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 34

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 58% of bettors favor the Ravens +6 tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 14-12 against the spread versus BALTIMORE since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 17-10 straight up against BALTIMORE since 1992

16 of 27 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

BALTIMORE is 4-2 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons 

PITTSBURGH is 3-3 straight up against BALTIMORE over the last 3 seasons 

4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 7-7 against the spread versus BALTIMORE since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 10-4 straight up against BALTIMORE since 1992

9 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.

BALTIMORE is 2-1 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons 

PITTSBURGH is 2-1 straight up against BALTIMORE over the last 3 seasons  

3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries:

BALTIMORE

[CB] Chris McAlister IR - Knee - 11/07/08

[CB] Derrick Martin IR - Shoulder - 10/31/08

[DB] Samari Rolle injured last game "?" - Groin - 01/10/09

[DT] Dwan Edwards IR - Back - 08/26/08

[DT] Kelly Gregg IR - Knee - 10/07/08

[DT] Lamar Divens IR - Shoulder - 12/10/08

[LB] Antwan Barnes missed last game "?" - Chest - 01/11/09

[LB] Prescott Burgess IR - Wrist - 08/12/08

[LB] Terrell Suggs injured last game "?" - Shoulder - 01/10/09

[NT] Kelly Talavou IR. - Shoulder - 08/26/08

[OG] Marshal Yanda IR - Knee - 10/14/08

[QB] Kyle Boller IR - Shoulder - 09/03/08

[RB] P.J. Daniels IR - Shoulder - 08/12/08

[SS] Dawan Landry IR - Neck - 09/22/08

[TE] Quinn Sypniewski IR - Knee - 07/25/08

[WR] Demetrius Williams IR - Achilles - 10/29/08

[WR] Marcus Maxwell IR - Hip - 12/31/08

PITTSBURGH

[OG] Kendall Simmons IR - Achilles - 09/30/08

[OL] Greg Warren IR - Leg - 10/28/08

[OT] Marvel Smith IR - Back - 12/23/08

[P] Daniel Sepulveda IR - Knee - 07/30/08

[QB] Charlie Batch IR - Collarbone - 08/30/08

[RB] Rashard Mendenhall IR - Shoulder - 09/30/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has the Steelers as a 1-point favorite, which would mean the good bet is with the Ravens. But we disagree – lay the points and take Pittsburgh –6 as our NFL Free Pick. The Ravens defense is tired and banged up and the Steelers have home field advantage and are running the ball well again. At some point, rookie quarterback Joe Flacco and first-year head coach John Harbaugh or going to make mistakes because of inexperience. Today is that day.

Bet the Ravens at Steelers

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Posted: 1/18/09 10:45 AM ET

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