The AFC North division is as wide open as it has been in recent memory. The Pittsburgh Steelers are on top, but the Bengals follow closely behind. The third-place team, the Baltimore Ravens, are close behind and they will host the Steelers on Sunday. The Steelers are 4-2-1 this year and the Ravens are 4-4. The Steelers are going on the road and they haven’t lost a road game yet this year.
Steelers vs. Ravens Odds
The Ravens are favored in this game by three points. The over-under for the game is 47, so we can expect a score around 25-22, or close to it. This season the Steelers are 4-3 against the spread and the Ravens are 4-4 against the spread.
Spread: Ravens -3
Steelers vs. Ravens Head to Head
The Steelers and Ravens have met 49 times in their history since 1996 when the Ravens became an NFL franchise. The Steelers lead the series 27-22. The two teams have met at least twice a year for the last 22 years. They have met four times in the playoffs with the Steelers holding a 3-1 advantage over the Ravens. Earlier this year the Ravens defeated the Steelers 26-14 to snap a three-game win streak that the Steelers held over them. The last time that the Ravens beat the Steelers on their home turf was back in 2015.
Steelers vs. Ravens Stats
Both of these teams can score the ball, but the Ravens defense is just a bit better than the Steelers. The Steelers score 29.1 points a game and the Ravens are scoring 24.6 points a game. Defensively, the Steelers allow 24.6 points a game while the Ravens allow 17.1 points a game. The passing game for both teams is really solid as the Steelers throw for 327.1 yards a game and the Ravens throw for 291.8 yards a game. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 2,290 yards and 14 touchdowns while Joe Flacco has thrown for 2,259 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Steelers vs. Ravens News
The Ravens have three guys listed on the injury report: cornerback Marlon Humphrey, tackle James Hurst, and guard Alex Lewis are all listed as out for this weekend as of October 29th. The Steelers, on the other hand, have just one player listed as out: tackle Marcus Gilbert. Roethlisberger and corner Coty Sensabaugh are listed as questionable for the game but will likely play.
Steelers vs. Ravens Predictions
The Ravens stole a game on the road already this year, but I think that the Steelers will come ready to play for this one. The Steelers got off to a rough start and have rattled off three wins in a row. The last game the Steelers lost came against the Ravens. I don’t think that the Steelers are going to drop another one to the Ravens. The defense will tighten up and not allow Flacco any breathing room. Look for the Steelers to win in a brawl. Take the Steelers and the points.