Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens: 11/1/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Baltimore Ravens (5-1) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0)
Game Info: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
Betting Odds: Baltimore Ravens -4 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed perfect on the season, improving to 6-0 on the year, after defeating the Tennessee Titans, 27-24, this past Sunday. Pittsburgh led by a 27-7 margin early in the 3rd quarter and was able to hang on late for the victory after the Titans Stephen Gostkowski missed a game-tying 48-yard FG attempt with just :19 seconds left in the game. Pittsburgh outgained Tennessee by a 362-292 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Steelers was QB Ben Roethlisberger who completed 32 of 49 passes for 268 yards, 2 TD, & 3 INT.
On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 30.5 ppg on 371.7 total yards per game (242.0 passing yds/g; 129.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Pittsburgh has been led by QB Ben Roethlisberger who has completed 68.2% of his passes for 1,446 yards (242.0 yds/g), 13 TD, & 4 INT. The top receivers for the Steelers and Roethlisberger have been Chase Claypool (18 rec, 333 yards, 4 TD), JuJu Smith-Schuster (32 rec, 279 yards, 3 TD), Diontae Johnson (24 rec, 227 yards, 3 TD), and Eric Ebron (22 rec, 215 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Steelers backfield have been the duo of James Conner (95 att, 451 yards, 4 TD) and Benny Snell Jr. (44 att, 167 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Pittsburgh is holding their opponents to an average of 19.7 ppg on 315.5 total yards per game (246.7 passing yds/g; 68.8 rushing yds/g).
The Baltimore Ravens won their 3rd straight game and improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-28, on October 18th. Baltimore was able to get off to a quick start and went into halftime with a 24-6 lead and held off a late Philadelphia charge to secure the victory. Baltimore was outgained by Philadelphia by a 364-355 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Ravens was QB Lamar Jackson who went 16 for 27 for 186 yards & 1 TD while also rushing for 108 yards & 1 TD on 9 carries.
On the season, Baltimore is averaging 29.8 ppg on 357.5 total yards per game (193.2 passing yds/g; 164.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Baltimore is led by QB Lamar Jackson who has completed 63.0% of his passes for 1,135 yards (246.8 yds/g), 10 TD, & 2 INT. Jackson is also the leading rusher for the Ravens as he has rushed for 346 yards & 2 TD on 50 carries. Also, in the backfield with Jackson has been the trio of Mark Ingram II (50 att, 225 yards, 2 TD), Gus Edwards (48 att, 218 yards, TD), and J.K. Dobbins (25 att, 154 yards, 2 TD). The top receiving threats for the Ravens have been Marquise Brown (26 rec, 376 yards, TD), Mark Andrews (20 rec, 243 yards, 5 TD), and Willie Snead IV (11 rec, 149 yards, TD).
Defensively, Baltimore is holding their opponents to an average of 17.3 ppg on 368.8 total yards per game (259.8 passing yds/g; 109.0 rushing yds/g).
The Steelers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in November, however, are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
This is going to be one of the better games to watch this weekend as we have two of the top teams in the AFC going against each other in what should be a hard-hitting game. Baltimore is a great team led by one of the most dynamic players in the league in Lamar Jackson and a great defense, however, I’m concerned that the Ravens will have some trouble putting up points agianst what is a very good Steelers defense. I’m not sold on the Ravens as of yet as the majority of their wins have come against some of the worst teams in the NFL and between the fact that Pittsburgh is the more balanced team and have enough offensive weapons to put points up on the board, I think the play here is to take Pittsburgh and the points. Good Luck!