Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 4:25 PM (M&T Bank Stadium)

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The Pittsburgh Steelers go to Baltimore, Maryland to take on the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday at the M&T Bank Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers are fighting for a chance at the playoffs, as they will take the last spot in the AFC playoff if they're able to beat the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers have been exceptional on defense, as their offense cannot produce much with a fourth-string quarterback in Duck Hodges. The Steelers gave quarterback Lamar Jackson his worst game of the season when they faced off earlier in the season. However, Lamar Jackson is much better now that he has a full season under his belt, and is maybe the most dangerous player in the NFL. If the Steelers want any chance of winning, they are going to need to get TJ Watt to Lamar Jackson and Minkah Fitzpatrick to intercept the football. 

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off of a game against the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens attempt to better their record for playoff seeding and attempt to continue their terrific offense that ranks first in points per game.

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The Baltimore Ravens have been the best team in the NFL, as the Ravens have the most explosive player in the league currently, Lamar Jackson. It'll be interesting to see if the Baltimore Ravens decide to sit Lamar Jackson and give him some rest before the playoffs start, or if they choose to try to knock out their division rivals and get the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. 

Pittsburgh is 9-5 ATS this season
Over is 3-11 for the Steelers this season
Baltimore is 8-6 ATS this season
Over is 8-6 for the Ravens this season

I don't think the Baltimore Ravens will care as much for this game as the Pittsburgh Steelers will. Also, with Lamar Jackson's worst game being against Pittsburgh, the Steelers might have some answers against Jackson, and I don't think that the Baltimore Ravens want to expose some of their weaknesses to the teams watching film before the playoffs. I think the Steelers win this one due to Lamar Jackson not playing. Final score prediction, Pittsburgh Steelers win 28-21.

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Joshua’s Pick Pittsburgh Steelers 2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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