Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 4, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 -- Over/Under: 47
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to build on their three-game winning streak to keep pace in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t lost a road game since September of 2017. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 2,290 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Roethlisberger has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 16 games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown have combined for 1,146 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while James Conner has 31 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 88.7 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 599 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 25.7 points and 380.2 yards per game. Jon Bostic leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 41 tackles, T.J. Watt has seven sacks and Cameron Sutton has one interception.
The Baltimore Ravens need a bounce back victory here after losing three of their last four games. The Baltimore Ravens have won six of their last eight home games. Joe Flacco is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Flacco has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 13 games. John Brown and Michael Crabtree have combined for 1,026 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 38 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 96.6 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 358 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 14.4 points and 280.6 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the Baltimore Ravens with 53 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 5.5 sacks and Brandon Carr has one interception.
The Steelers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC North, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ravens are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. AFC North. The Steelers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings, the underdog is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to turn the corner a bit, as they've won three straight, the offense looks a lot more consistent and the defense is allowing just 18.6 points during their three-game winning streak. The Baltimore Ravens have one of the better defenses in the league, but that hasn't stopped them from losing three of their last four games and the offense just isn't getting it done. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-4-3 ATS in their last 14 games when an underdog of at least three points. The Baltimore Ravens have split their last eight games ATS when a favorite of at least three points. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three of the last four meetings against the Baltimore Ravens and are the better team again entering this matchup. I didn't get the Ravens hype last week against the Panthers, and I don't get it here. The Ravens are more than beatable until Flacco starts becoming a difference maker. Give me the better team and my free field goal.