Steelers And Ravens Rivalry Present Betting Trends To Take

  • The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday where the Ravens are a four-point favorite to give the Steelers their first loss.
  • Betting trends favor the under in this game, which is currently set a 46.5.

BALTIMORE – The NFL will see another chapter written in the book of one of its fiercest rivalries this Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens.

This is easily the most high-profile matchup between these teams in recent years, with the undefeated Steelers coming into the face the 5-1 Ravens.

Two very different teams with different goals and philosophies will meet in a battle for control of the AFC North. Current online sportsbook odds have the Ravens as slight favorites to hand the Steelers their first L of the season.

NFL Week 8 – Sunday 1:00 p.m. EST:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers +165
  • Baltimore Ravens -190
  • Spread: BAL -4.0
  • O/U: 46.5

Fans of these two storied franchises throughout the years are greeted by an unusual pairing with the 2020 versions of these teams.

Gone are the days of Ray Lewis and Troy Polamalu dominating the opponent from the defensive side of the ball. Now, both these teams sport two of the most dynamic offensive attacks in the league.

For the Steelers, many pundits didn’t take them seriously at the beginning of this season and even still after the first two weeks. But following a blowout win over the Cleveland Browns and a pivotal victory against the formerly-undefeated Tennessee Titans, no one is doubting the Steelers anymore.

For the Ravens, everyone knew who they were coming into 2020: MVP-winner in Lamar Jackson at quarterback and a stingy defense that received some upgrades like Calais Campbell. While the Ravens do hold only one loss on the season, they haven’t looked as explosive as they would have liked overall. That can all change with a key win over the Steelers this weekend.

Betting Breakdown

When it comes to betting the spread, NFL bettors are jumping on the Steelers. So far, 79.5% of spread bets have come on Pittsburgh.

After all, there aren’t many chances that bettors can wager on an undefeated team as the underdog this late into the season.

To go along with their perfect win/loss record, the Steelers are 5-1 ATS on the season. In comparison, the Ravens are 3-2-1 ATS in 2020.

There are some other key trends for this matchup worth a deeper look.

For the Steelers, the under has hit in 15 of their last 23 games. The under has also hit for Pittsburgh in 13 of their last 16 road games.

The point total has hit the under in 5 of the last 6 games between these teams when the game is played in Baltimore.

For the Ravens, they are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games. This includes a 4-2 ATS record in their last 6 home games.

The point total has hit the under in 5 of the Ravens last 7 games.

Through all these trends it is clear that the edge goes to the under for this game, which is currently set at 46.5 points.

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