Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens - 1/1/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Ravens (10-5) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8)

Game Info: Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 8:20 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Ravens -2.5 -- Over/Under: 35.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in week 17 NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won 5 of their last 7 games. The Baltimore Ravens have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won 3 straight road games. Kenny Pickett is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,041 yards, 5 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Diontae Johnson and George Pickens have combined for 1,509 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Pat Freiermuth has 60 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 115.4 yards per contest, and Najee Harris leads the way with 843 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 21.3 points and 338 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 100 tackles, Alex Highsmith has 12 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has 5 interceptions.

The Baltimore Ravens have won 5 straight home games. Tyler Huntley is completing 67 percent of his passes for 528 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Mark Andrews and Demarcus Robinson have combined for 1,172 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Devin Duvernay has 37 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 166 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 427 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 18.1 points and 327 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 106 tackles, Justin Houston has 9 sacks and Marcus Williams has 4 interceptions.

The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ravens are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC North. The under is 47-22-1 in Steelers last 70 road games. The under is 4-0 in Ravens last 4 games overall. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Baltimore. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 20-6-3 ATS in their last 29 meetings.

The Baltimore Ravens are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and they have been the better team over the course of the season. However, the injuries to the Ravens are becoming an issue and the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing their best ball of the season with a defensive effort that's improved. Rivalry games are usually where points become key. I'll take a shot with the Steelers in a game that could truly go either way. 

Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Steelers +2.5

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