Free NFL Prediction: Ravens vs Steelers Odds
Week 4 NFL betting sees the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday October 1st at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Baltimore Ravens (0-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
Date: Thursday, October 1st
Time: 8:25 PM
Venue:Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ATS Betting Lines: Baltimore -3
NFL Betting Total:44.0
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The Steelers and Ravens rematch the 2014 AFC Wild Card game, but this will have a bit of a different look when the teams take the field on Thursday.
Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis 12-6 Sunday afternoon, but at the expense of QB Ben Roethlisberger.
Things haven’t started off well for Baltimore as they dropped another heartbreaker in Cincinnati 28-24 as Andy Dalton found AJ Green with just over 2 minutes to go.
Kick off is set for 8:25 PM EST on CBS and NFL Network.
The Ravens 0-3 start is one of their worst in history. However, they could just as easily be 3-0 had things gone differently in the final minutes of their first 3 games.
In their season opener, the Ravens got into redzone with just a minute left, but failed to find the endzone as they dropped to Denver 19-13.
The next week they watched Derek Carr lead the Raiders down the field in the final seconds to steal a late 37-33 win from Baltimore.
Then there was last week where Baltimore erased a 14-0 deficit, but in the end Andy Dalton found AJ Green with just 2:10 left to steal a win.
QB Joe Flacco has had to carry the load as the run game just hasn’t been there. Flacco finished 32 of 49 for 362 yards and 2 touchdown with just 1 interception in the loss to Cincinnati.
The run game was once again a non entity as they finished with just 36 yards on 18 carries. Baltimore is averaging just 72.7 yards on the ground per game this season.
Well, the Steelers grabbed the win Sunday after a sloppy, low scoring 12-6 win. However, it’s now QB Mike Vick’s turn to once again return to the spotlight as he got a little work in against the Rams.
Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss 6 weeks or more as he injured his MCL in the 3rd quarter on Sunday. Vick replaced him and finished 5 of 6 for 38 yards.
The Steelers game plan will have to be completely adjusted as Vick is more of a scrambling QB. Vick only ran twice in the game 3rd and 4th quarters of the Rams game, but he should see more run plays called his way against Baltimore.
This also means they’ll rely heavily on RB Le’Veon Bell, who returned last week following his suspension. Bell finished with 62 yards on 19 carries and rushed for the lone touchdown in the game.
The Steelers will rely heavily on their defense as well, who is averaging just 17.3 points a game against.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Baltimore is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
- Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Baltimore
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh ATS
Le’Veon Bell has the potential to carry the load himself with his playmaking abilities. He’ll get a majority of the work on Thursday as the Steelers will really try to establish the run game.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 20 – Baltimore 17
The Steelers win the time of possession battle as they beat the Ravens outright, sending them to 0-4 on the season.
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