Ravens vs. Steelers Odds
The fourth week of the NFL season gets underway tonight when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens at 8:25PM ET on CBS.
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, the Ravens are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points at Pittsburgh. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 44 points. Baltimore has won three of its last four against Pittsburgh, but the Steelers are 4-2 against the spread in the last six of this series.
Pittsburgh is 2-1 on the season, 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 with the under. The Steelers are coming off a 12-6 win over St. Louis last week, but the team lost Ben Roethlisberger to a knee injury that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks. Michael Vick now takes over the offense that is averaging 25.3 points and 410 yards per game. Vick had 38 passing yards in his limited play last week. Look for Pittsburgh to use more of Le’Veon Bell, who returned from suspension last week and had 62 rushing yards on 19 carries. Antonio Brown is still the top receiver in the NFL with 29 catches for 436 yards and two touchdowns, but his numbers may be impacted by the loss of Big Ben. The Pittsburgh defense is led by Stephon Tuitt, who has 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Baltimore is 0-3 on the season, 0-3 against the spread and 2-1 with the over. The Ravens are really struggling right now, having lost to the Broncos, Raiders and Bengals to start the year. Baltimore is averaging 23.3 points and 360.3 yards per game on offense, but the defense is giving up 28 points and 387 yards per game on defense. Joe Flacco has thrown for 863 yards and four touchdowns while Steve Smith has 25 catches for 349 yards and two scores. The real issue on the offense is the run game, which has just 218 yards. Justin Forsett has just 124 yards in three games with a 3.2 yards-per-carry average.