Steelers vs. Ravens Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 11/2/18 NFL Predictions & Odds

Who has the edge when two bitter AFC North rivals meet up this Sunday, as the Baltimore Ravens play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

455 Pittsburgh Steelers at 456 Baltimore Ravens

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1PM ET – M&T Bank Stadium

TV: CBS

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Ravens are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Steelers. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 47.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on the Steelers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Steelers heating up

The Steelers seem to have gotten on track, winning their last three games following a 33-18 win over the Browns last week. Pittsburgh is now 4-2-1 overall, 4-3 against the spread and 5-2 with the over. The Steelers have covered the spread in three straight games.

Pittsburgh is rolling on offense right now, averaging 29.1 points and 427.1 yards per game this season. They continue to produce at a high level without Le’Veon Bell, who still hasn’t reported to the team. James Conner has rushed for 599 yards and nine touchdowns while Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 2,290 yards and 14 touchdowns. Antonio Brown has 46 catches for 552 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 24.6 points and 381.7 yards per contest. Their pass defense has struggled, giving up 287.3 yards per contest.

Ravens falling back

Baltimore has dropped three of four and two straight after suffering a 36-21 loss at Carolina last week. The Ravens are now 4-4 overall, 4-4 against the spread and 5-3 with the under. Baltimore has also failed to cover in three of their last four.

Baltimore still has a strong defense, as the Ravens are giving up just 17.1 points and 314.6 yards per game. The unit has 27 sacks this season and is led by Terrell Suggs with 5.5. Offensively, Baltimore is putting up 24.6 points and 388.4 yards per game. Joe Flacco is having one of his best seasons in a while, throwing for 2,259 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. John Brown is his leading receiver with 31 catches for 586 yards and four scores. Alex Collins is the leading rusher with 358 yards and five touchdowns, but he is questionable for Sunday with a foot injury.

NFL Betting Trends

Pittsburgh

The Steelers are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven division games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games.

Baltimore

The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 against AFC North opponents.

Prediction:

While the Steelers are rolling, the Ravens have had their number in this series. Baltimore is 5-1 against the spread in the last six against Pittsburgh. The Steelers aren’t able to overwhelm the Ravens like they have been able to do with other opponents. Baltimore rises up for this game, especially on defense. With the Pittsburgh defense not as strong as it has been in previous seasons, I like Joe Flacco to have a strong game and lead his team to a win and a cover.

 

NFL Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -2.5

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