Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) at Baltimore Ravens (5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -4 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in week 8 NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium in a rivalry game anticipated by many.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look for a third road victory while improving to 7-0 on the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five of their last eight road games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,446 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Roethlisberger has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 612 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Diontae Johnson has 24 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 129.7 yards per contest, and James Conner leads the way with 451 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 19.7 points and 286.3 yards per game. Vince Williams leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 32 tackles, TJ Watt has 5.5 sacks and Steven Nelson has two interceptions.
The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a bye week and look for a statement victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Baltimore Ravens have won eight of their last nine home games. Lamar Jackson is completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,135 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Jackson has three or more passing touchdowns in four of his last nine games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 619 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 11 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 164.3 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 346 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 17.3 points and 339.8 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 44 tackles, Calais Campbell has four sacks and Marcus Peters has two interceptions.
The Steelers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC North, 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 games as an underdog and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as a home favorite and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Steelers last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Ravens last 7 games overall. The Steelers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The underdog is 18-7-3 ATS in their last 28 meetings.
The Baltimore Ravens not only won both meetings against the Steelers last year, but they've had an extra week to prepare for this contest which is obviously a big deal. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a physical game against the Titans and back-to-back road games in this league are never easy. With all that said, we're getting free points with an undefeated team that has arguably the best front seven in the NFL and is first in total yards allowed and second in rushing yards allowed. If there's one team that can control the Ravens ground game and force Jackson to make plays with his arm consistently, it's the Steelers. The Ravens are going to have to work offensively in this contest.
Give me the Steelers and the points in a game they could easily win outright.