The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) are the only team in the NFL that is still undefeated. The Baltimore Ravens (5-1) are fresh following their bye week and hope to knock Pittsburgh off its pedestal of perfection. Both the Steelers (+750) and Ravens (+535) have excellent Super Bowl Odds, and a playoff atmosphere surrounds this game. Let’s check out the Steelers vs Ravens Week 8 betting predictions.
Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger is a future Hall of Famer, who hasn’t really been involved in many league MVP conversations. Roethlisberger currently has 25-1 odds to win the regular-season MVP, and he’s quietly becoming a dark-horse candidate. If Big Ben can keep Pittsburgh’s train on a winning track, he’ll definitely receive votes.
Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson is the reigning MVP, and has piled up seven TDs over his last three games. Baltimore is riding a three-game winning streak since being humbled at home in a Week 3 matchup by Kansas City. The Ravens sport the league’s No. 1 defense, and also possess the eighth-ranked offense. The Steelers are ranked sixth in each category, bringing a brilliant balance of excellence to the football field each week.
Despite having not lost, Pittsburgh (+105) trails Baltimore (-150) regarding odds to win the division. Head coaches Mike Tomlin and John Harbaugh will be squaring off for an NFL record 25th time, with Harbaugh currently ahead 13-11.
Current NFL betting odds on our sportsbook show the Ravens as 3½ -point home favorites. We can expect an entertaining knock-down, drag-out fight between gritty AFC North heavyweights at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Let’s get into it!!!
|Game: Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) at Baltimore Ravens (5-1) |
Location: M&T Bank Stadium
Time: Sunday, at 1 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
|Steelers||+3 ½||+170||46 ½||21 ½|
|Ravens||-3 ½||-200||46 ½||24 ½|
Moneyline: Steelers +170 (6-0) | Ravens -200 (5-1)
Let’s start with the most obvious fact: The Steelers haven’t lost. The Ravens have shown us that they have the capability to collapse at home against an elite team (see Kansas City Chiefs). Roethlisberger has a 13-10 career record vs the Ravens and is riding a two-game winning streak in Baltimore. The Steelers will remain undefeated.
Steelers vs Ravens Week 8 Betting Predictions Pick: Steelers to win
Point Spread: Steelers (5-1) | Ravens (3-2-1)
Baltimore is 3-2-1 ATS while Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS. Big Ben has won and covered the spread in his two most recent battles in Baltimore. The Steelers +3½ is a gift that we gamblers can take advantage of. Owning a betting slip that exploits Pittsburgh’s moneyline and the spread, is like holding a golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Listen to Devlin Duckett, and be like Charlie Bucket.
Steelers vs Ravens Week 8 Betting Predictions Pick: Steelers +3 ½
Over/Under 46 ½ Points
Steelers 3-2-1 | Ravens 2-4
These defenses are far too good to suggest betting on the over. The under is 5-1 in the last six contests between the Steelers and Ravens, and both teams are gritty as ever. Expect a physically punishing game, with Tomlin and Harbaugh engaged in a carefully calculated chess match. Points will come at a premium.
Steelers vs Ravens Week 8 Betting Predictions Pick: Under 49 total points scored
Final Score: Steelers 24, Ravens 20
Props Talk for Steelers at Ravens
Nothing rounds out your sports betting experience like popping a few cool props onto your betting slip. This game already has me giddy with anticipation, and these sidewinder bets really put it over the top! Check out these prop bets I’ve identified to add another level of excitement to the action on the field while boosting your winnings.
Will There Be a Defensive or Special Teams TD?
I’m not just suggesting this prop bet because the Steelers and Ravens each have elite defenses. There have only been seven total fumbles returned for TDs in 2020, and Baltimore has two of them. The Ravens also have one of three total kick returns for a touchdown. Pittsburgh’s Minkah Fitzpatrick hijacked Baker Mayfield’s pass attempt for a TD in Week 6. The Steelers and Ravens have developed a track record in this category.
Longest FG Scored In The Game: Over 46 ½ Yards -120
Team to Score Longest FG
This bet is based on the defenses. Steelers’ kicker Chris Boswell is 9-for-9 in FG attempts and Ravens’ K Justin Tucker is 13-out-of-14. Boswell hasn’t hit from longer than 41 yards but that doesn’t mean that he can’t. Tucker booted a 55-yarder in the Ravens’ most recent game vs the Eagles. Expect the defenses to keep the opposition out of the red zone more often than not, and chances are that Tucker will be the long-distance sniper.
Good luck out there this week! Make Devlin proud!
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