Pittsburgh-Baltimore NFL Prediction

NFL Steelers vs Ravens Prediction 1/6/2024

The Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) travel to face off against the Baltimore Ravens (13-3) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in M&T Bank Stadium and televised on ABC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 4:30 ET.

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The Steelers Are Coming Off A Win

After their 30-23 win over the Seahawks, the Steelers will look to pick up another win in week 18. Despite being underdogs by 4.5, the Steelers both won outright and covered the spread.

On offense, Mason Rudolph ended with 274 passing yards on a completion rate of 75%. On the ground, the Steelers ran the ball 46 times, amassing 202 yards. The team converted 6 third-downs at a rate of 46.2%.

Coming off their recent game, the Steelers defense surrendered just 17 first downs to the Seahawks. When it came to defending the run, Pittsburgh allowed 88 yards, and against the pass, they yielded 281 yards.

Pittsburgh is currently 3rd in the AFC-North this season, with an overall record of 9-7. In games outside the conference, they are 3-2 and in AFC games, they’ve gone 6-5.

The Steelers’ scoring margin for the season is currently -1.7. This has contributed to their ATS record of 9-7. So far this season, the Steelers have been given an average over/under line of 39.1 points. Their games have averaged 37.6 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 6-10.

Steelers Injury Report

  • Elandon Roberts – Pectoral (Questionable)
  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • Damontae Kazee – Suspended (Out)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Knee (Questionable)
  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Trenton Thompson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)

The Ravens Are Coming Off A Winpittsburgh steelers betting

Most recently, the Ravens faced off against the Dolphins at home. This game ended in a 56-19 win for Baltimore. Being favored by 3 points against the Dolphins, the Ravens came through with an ATS win.

In terms of offensive production, Lamar Jackson finished with 321 passing yards with a completion rate of 85%. The Ravens ran the ball 32 times for 160 yards. The team’s third-down conversion rate was 4/7.

In this week’s matchup, the Ravens’ defense is hoping to improve their performance against the run. In week 17, they allowed 154 rushing yards to the Dolphins. Additionally, the Ravens conceded 221 passing yards during the game.

Through 16 games, the Ravens are 13-3. In the AFC-North standings, they are in 1st place which puts them 1st in the AFC.

Taking a look at the Ravens’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at +13.1. This has resulted in an ATS record of 11-5. Up to this point in the season, games featuring Baltimore have ranked 10th in total points. They have maintained an over/under record of 8-8, and the average over/under line for their games is 43.4 points.

Ravens Injury Report

  • Kevin Zeitler – Knee/quad (Questionable)
  • Brandon Stephens – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Daryl Worley – Neck (Questionable)
  • Mark Andrews – Ankle (Out)
  • Tyus Bowser – Knee (Out)
  • Kevon Seymour – Shoulder (Out)
  • Michael Pierce – Neck (Questionable)
  • Marlon Humphrey – Calf (Questionable)
  • Nick Moore – Achilles (Out)
  • J.K. Dobbins – Achilles (Out)
  • Devin Duvernay – Back (Out)
  • Trayvon Mullen – Toe (Out)
  • Ar’Darius Washington – Chest (Out)
  • Kyle Hamilton – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis – Concussion (Out)
  • David Ojabo – Knee (Out)
  • Keaton Mitchell – Knee (Out)
  • Andrew Vorhees – Knee (Out)
  • Malik Hamm – Ankle (Out)

Steelers Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Steelers are currently averaging 17.9 points per game, ranking them 24th in the NFL.

Looking at their passing game, the Steelers come in with an average of 189.3 passing yards per game, which is 25th in the league. Presently, 53.5% of their first downs are credited to the passing game.

So far, the Steelers have run the ball an average of 28 times per game and currently hold the 12th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4.1 yards which is 16th.

Ravens Offense Breakdown

The Ravens offense has been better at home this year, averaging 34.6 at home compared to 24.5 on the road. In terms of overall scoring, they are 2nd in the league.

Baltimore is currently ranked 21st in the NFL for passing yards per game, with an average of 219.8. In terms of passing yards per attempt, they are 3rd in the league.

In terms of rushing, the Ravens are averaging 32.2 rushing attempts per game, placing them 1st for rushing yards. They have an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt.

Steelers Team Defense

So far the Steelers’ defense has given up an average of 349.5 yards per game and 19.6 points per contest (7th). Coming into the game, they have allowed a completion percentage allowed of 61.1% and have given up 22 passing touchdowns. Against the run, they are 17th in the NFL.

Ravens Team Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore currently ranks 1st in points allowed. Their opponents have been averaging 16.4 points per game while gaining 302.1 yards per contest.

Steelers vs Ravens Trends

  • In their last five road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 18 points per game while allowing 18 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Baltimore has an ATS mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 22 points per game.
  • The Ravens have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Steelers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Steelers vs Ravens Prediction

With Pittsburgh excelling in the running game and Baltimore’s defense struggling against the run vs. Miami, I’m taking Pittsburgh at -4 in this matchup.

For this week’s game, I’m going with the over. All of Baltimore’s previous matchups, which all had higher lines than 37. We anticipate this game will finish with 42 points.

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