Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens - 10/6/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Baltimore Ravens (2-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Baltimore Ravens look for their second road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Baltimore Ravens have split their last eight road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,110 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Jackson has five touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last three games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 570 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has eight receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 205.8 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 328 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 25 points and 395.5 yards per game. Patrick Onwuasor leads the Baltimore Ravens with 23 tackles, Matthew Judon has three sacks and Earl Thomas has one interception.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need another victory to rebound from a rough 1-3 start to the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six of their last eight home games. Mason Rudolph is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 515 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Rudolph enters this game with 74 career pass attempts under his belt. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson have combined for 429 receiving yards and three touchdowns while James Conner has 19 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 64.5 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 139 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 22 points and 375.3 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 37 tackles, Stephon Tuitt has 3.5 sacks and T.J. Watt has one interception.
The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games in October and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC. The Ravens are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 vs. AFC.
The Baltimore Ravens have split their last 10 games ATS as a road favorite. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog. The Steelers have won four of the last five meetings against the Ravens and this is a rivalry game where you can usually throw everything out the window and expect a close contest. In fact, six of the last eight games between the Ravens and Steelers have been decided by seven or less points. The Ravens just got smoked at home last week to the Cleveland Browns, and what was expected to be a good defense, has given up a combined 73 points in the last two games. Rudolph seems to be getting comfortable at the quarterback position and the defense had its best showing last week. I'll take the points here with the Steelers at home.