Public Favors Steelers
Kickoff: 8:40PM ET Monday ESPN
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established the Steelers as 5-point favorites.
Current public betting information shows that 55% of bettors favor the Steelers –5 over the Ravens.
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BALTIMORE is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 74-46 ATS (+23.4 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 36-16 ATS (+18.4 Units) as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 35-20 ATS (+13.0 Units) in all games where the total is 35 or less since 1992.
Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 3-1 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
BALTIMORE is 3-1 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries:
[RB] P.J. Daniels IR - Shoulder - 08/12/08
[DT] Dwan Edwards IR. - Back - 08/26/08
[LB] Prescott Burgess IR - Wrist - 08/12/08
[NT] Kelly Talavou IR. - Shoulder - 08/26/08
[LB] Nick Greisen is "?" - Quad - 09/24/08
[CB] Samari Rolle is "?". - Shoulder - 09/24/08
[SS] Dawan Landry is out indefinitely - Neck - 09/22/08
[QB] Kyle Boller IR - Shoulder - 09/03/08
[DT] Kelly Gregg is expected to miss at least 2 weeks - Knee - 09/19/08
[TE] Quinn Sypniewski IR - Knee - 07/25/08
[LB] Donovan Woods expected to miss - Hamstring - 09/24/08
[DT] Casey Hampton expected to miss. - Groin - 09/22/08
[CB] Deshea Townsend missed last game %27?%27 - Heel - 09/21/08
[QB] Charlie Batch IR - Collarbone - 08/30/08
(!) [QB] Ben Roethlisberger left last game %27?%27 - Hand - 09/21/08
[DE] Brett Keisel expected to miss up to two months - Calf - 09/15/08
(!) [RB] Willie Parker is expected to miss - Knee - 09/23/08
[P] Daniel Sepulveda IR - Knee - 07/30/08
The undefeated Ravens catch their division foe at a good time as the Steelers have a slew of injuries. Running back Willie Parker and defensive tackle Casey Hampton are both out, while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is battling a shoulder injury. If Baltimore can harass Big Ben like the Eagles did last week, the Ravens could pull off the upset. Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice will have to be at their best, however, because the Steelers have played excellent defensively this season. We predict the Steelers over the Ravens 16-13.
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