Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pick – December 5 Week 13

One of the NFL’s marquee rivalries will unfurl yet another chapter Sunday of Week 13 as the Baltimore Ravens head to Steeltown to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Both teams remain firmly in playoff contention in a tightly contested AFC North division. With the Browns on a bye week, and the Bengals playing in the earlier slot – both Pittsburgh and Baltimore will know exactly where they stand prior to kickoff on Sunday. And if these teams already didn’t dislike each other enough, Sunday’s matchup should likely bring about some genuine playoff intensity.

The Ravens enter at 8-3, and though they were pretty sloppy their last time out vs. Cleveland, they found a way to secure the victory. Lamar Jackson was good when he needed to be, while the Baltimore defense continues to impress.

For Pittsburgh, a 5-5-1 record keeps them in the playoff hunt, but they’ll need to put together a much better second half if they want a chance at truly competing. That’s especially true in a talented AFC North division with little room for error. Pittsburgh was blown out last week in Cincinnati, and QB Ben Roethlisberger once again disappointed. While word circulated this week that this will be Roethlisberger’s last season, he still has an opportunity to cement his legacy with an impressive finish.

For added insight on this big-time clash, live odds, trends, and the latest data – keep reading below for our betting analysis on the Ravens vs. Steelers, as we look to break down this fascinating matchup and secure another victory for you!

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Live Odds & Betting History

*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag

Spread:

  • Baltimore Ravens -4 (-110)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +4 (-110)
Moneyline:

  • Baltimore Ravens (-200)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (+170)
Total Points:

  • Over 44 (-110)
  • Under 44 (-110)
TEAM DATA RAVENS STEELERS
Overall Record 8-3-0 5-5-1
ATS Record 5-6-0 4-7-0
Home/Away Record 3-2-0 3-2-0
Points Per Game 23.9 20.4
Points Against Per Game 21.8 24.3
Passing Yards Per Game 242.9 238.5
Rushing Yards Per Game 84.2 133.1

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction

While the Steelers looked absolutely dismal last week, one thing we’ve seen in the careers of both Mike Tomlin and Big Ben Roethlisberger, is that they do have the potential to bounce back in a big way.

Look for the Pittsburgh defense to lead the way at home on Sunday. Lamar Jackson has struggled traditionally when teams can apply heavy pressure, and that’s exactly the gameplan for Pittsburgh’s defensive line here in Week 13. TJ Watt is expected to play Sunday, and should really be a thorn in the side for the Ravens’ offensive line and Jackson as well.

Within the secondary, Joe Haden is expected to return as well. This is a huge addition to Pittsburgh’s defensive backfield and will likely mean that the Steelers can keep Jackson in check when throwing. Given the fact that Baltimore hasn’t run the ball well at all this year, don’t be surprised to see the Ravens turn in another tough offensive showing against a stingy, healthy, and motivated Pittsburgh defense.

For Pittsburgh’s offense, much will be reliant on whether or not Roethlisberger can dust off last week’s showing and rid himself of some early signs of ageing. One thing working in his favour is the frequency in which Baltimore blitzes – as the veteran QB has traditionally handled these situations quite well. Making matters worse for the Ravens is that everyone in their secondary is listed as questionable, so at worst they’ll all likely be playing banged-up or limited. That could lead to this group giving up more plays to a Steelers’ playmaking group that features both Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool – a dynamic receiving duo that should be able to punish Baltimore’s secondary.

 

Ravens vs. Steelers Trends To Know:

  • Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
  • Ravens are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Steelers are 17-4-2 ATS in their last 23 games as a home underdog.
  • Under is 4-0 in Ravens last 4 road games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
  • Underdog is 20-7-3 ATS in their last 30 meetings.

 

Despite the whole world seemingly writing off Pittsburgh after last week’s showing, Tomlin and Roethlisberger do well when people like to count them out.  During this era, Pittsburgh has thrived in spots like these, they play especially well at home, and given their healthy bodies returning to the lineup – look for Pittsburgh to turn in a solid showing, and keep this contest tight throughout.

 

 

My Pick
Steelers +4
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.

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